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Kotavelo R42 Wheelset


4.8 average, based on 4 reviews

Product CodeR42

Kotavelo R42, 41mm Full Alloy wheelset

Finally here after 2 years in design and testing, you asked us for a lighter, faster, more aero wheelset to improve on the Bracciano which was previously Australia's best selling wheelset.  New for 2017, designed for and tested in Australia is the Kotavelo R42.

We've made the rim wider & lighter so that it can accomodate wider tyres and has a better aero transition from rim to tyre.  We kept the Japanese EZO bearings that are famous in our products, we kept standard, easy to find and replace spokes.  We removed some weight from the rim & hub by using better materials and machining.

The final outcome we are proud to say is one of the fastest & strongest wheels we have ever manufactured.

If you want to ride Aero wheels everyday of the week, this is the perfect wheelset.



Rim (size)700C700C
Rim Type6061H-T6 Welded Alloy Clincher6061H-T6 Welded Alloy Clincher
Rim FinishShot Peened BlackShot Peened Black
Rim Width18 ID / 24 OD18 ID / 24 OD
Rim Depth41mm41mm
Shape3.2mm Double Butted Aero3.2mm Double Butted Aero
MaterialSandvik Stainless SteelSandvik Stainless Steel
Nipple Material+GaugeDSN Alloy silverDSN Alloy Silver
Spoke Bracen/an/a
Bearings (#)2 (Japanese EZO)4 (Japanese EZO)
Freehub Typen/aShimano or Campy
Freehub Switchablen/aYes
Freehub Materialn/aAlloy
Axle Width (O.L.D.)100mm130mm
Axle MaterialAlloyAlloy
Skewer TypeQRQR
Weight (no skewer)798 g995 g

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


Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 4.8

wide, deep, fast, cheap.

Nice wheels. Deep alloys are never going to be super light. But on the TT bike I haven't really noticed the weight. 25mm wide at the widest point of the rim, the shape blends very nicely with 23mm GP5000 tyres, that inflate to 24mm. Tyre installation was easy. Did some quick laps at the velodrome, and they ride comfortably so I'm definitely satisfied with the purchase. Great value. (Nov 14 2021, 10:03 am)

R42 Wheelset

I replaced my old wheels off my Giant Defy. I am 105 kg’s so I did a fair bit of research. I can honestly say I made the right call getting these wheels. They are fantastic. I am only new to cycling and I would have never realised how much difference they can make. The service was fantastic, the postage was out of this world quick. (Aug 04 2020, 19:31 pm)

The fantastic new Kotavelo R42 wheelset!

I have been running these for the last week after a descending incident at the TDU a couple weeks ago… I cannot rate them highly enough so far. (Feb 13 2018, 11:18 am)

Very impressive

Took the Kotavelo r42's out for a cold ride this morning. Very happy with my purchase.. look the goods and felt solid and quick...riding group were very impressed!! (Aug 22 2017, 17:27 pm)
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