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Kotavelo R30 Wheelset


8/9/10/11SP Shimano / Sram

5.0 average, based on 1 reviews

Product CodeR30

Kotavelo R30, 28mm Full Alloy wheelset

Our objective with this model was to create the strongest, fastest, most affordable training wheel possible.  We had a good look at the Como wheel we'd had excellent sucess with in the past, we looked at how we could make them lighter, faster and more aero while keeping the price as low as possible and without impacting on the durability that the Como was famous for.

We took a hub we knew well and instead of taking the cheaper route with loose bearings we stuck with the more expensive sealed bearings which are maintenance free and give a longer service life.

We used a 3.2mm bladed aero spoke because we wanted them to be strong but also fast and we used Brass nipples to give the longest possible service life and for easy maintenance, we used a steel freehub for maximum life.  Like all our models the spokes & bearings are generic items easily purchased locally, no need for genuine spares although we have them in stock if you need them.

The outcome?  We smashed our target weight of 2kg with this model coming in at only 1700 grams for the set!  What started out as a dedicated training wheel ended up easily good enough for club racing and as light as wheels costing double the price.

If you can find a better priced, more durable, faster, lighter, better looking set of wheels for less than we're asking for the Kotavelo R30 -  buy them!



  Front Rear
Rim (size) 700C 700C
ETRTO 19-622 19-622
Rim Type Pinned Alloy Clincher Pinned Alloy Clincher
Rim Finish Anodized Black Anodized Black
Rim Width 17.3 ID / 22.9 OD 17.3 ID / 22.9 OD
Rim Depth 28.05mm 28.05mm
Spokes 20 24
Shape 3.2mm Double Butted Aero 3.2mm Double Butted Aero
Material Sandvik Stainless Steel Sandvik Stainless Steel
Nipple Material+Gauge Brass PB15 Brass PB15
Spoke Brace n/a n/a
Lacing Radial 2-Cross
Bearings (#) 2 (Japanese EZO) 4 (Japanese EZO)
Freehub Type n/a Shimano
Freehub Switchable n/a No
Freehub Material n/a Steel
Axle Width (O.L.D.) 100mm 130mm
Axle Material Steel Steel
Skewer Type QR QR
Weight (no skewer) 740 g 960 g

Compatible with Shimano 11 speed standard as well as 8,9 and 10 speed cassettes using supplied spacer.


Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 5

Excellent for Price

Debated whether to buy these as I'm 98kg and use them to commute 30k/day raining or not on potholded rural and town roads, didn't know if the low cost would reflect their durability. Needn't have worries, over 1000ks, some big potholes and train tracks but they are still as true as when they arrived. They're marginally heavier than my Ultegra rims but not something I've noticed. Stickers needed to be re-stuck down when they first arrived but only took a couple of minutes and no problems since. (Nov 21 2017, 18:16 PM)
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