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Kotavelo R30 Wheelset


8/9/10/11SP Shimano / Sram

5.0 average, based on 6 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!



Rim (size)700C700C
Rim TypePinned Alloy ClincherPinned Alloy Clincher
Rim FinishAnodized BlackAnodized Black
Rim Width17.3 ID / 22.9 OD17.3 ID / 22.9 OD
Rim Depth28.05mm28.05mm
Shape3.2mm Double Butted Aero3.2mm Double Butted Aero
MaterialSandvik Stainless SteelSandvik Stainless Steel
Nipple Material+GaugeBrass PB15Brass PB15
Spoke Bracen/an/a
Bearings (#)2 (Japanese EZO)4 (Japanese EZO)
Freehub Typen/aShimano
Freehub Switchablen/aNo
Freehub Materialn/aSteel
Axle Width (O.L.D.)100mm130mm
Axle MaterialSteelSteel
Skewer TypeQRQR
Weight (no skewer)740 g960 g

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


Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 5

Super Happy to buy the R30 Wheelset and here is why

Firstly, i would like to thank my friend who recommended kotavelo to me.. Excellent Company and staff behind this products. Customer service is really really fast.. speak to Deon Now.. i purchased this to do occasional open road riding with and addition of exploring unsealed roads.. Im looking for an alloy rim that will be used when its wet, a bit muddy, in short.. a bike that is ready to tackle winter and rain and grit.. the box arrived in three days.. and when you see the beautiful packaging.. it's a very clever design.. that is why im keeping the box for future use. And now the wheelset.. wide 17 internal rim is beautiful, the rim tape is an above average black tape.. very elegant. skewers are also very robust but its a sexy gloss black so it's good. The bladed spokes are the thicker ones reminding me of my previous Sram S60 wheelset. its wide and sexy.. and BRASS nipples are *** five stars! Will recommend to friends.. This wheelset has given me confidence to ride on all weather all road condition. kudos.. oh by the way.. took this for a spin today.. the wheels are more balanced than my carbon rims! ()
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