Gravel Bike Review: Otso Waheela C – HUGE Tire & Mud Clearance!

“Gravel Racing and So Much More” – Otso Cycles

otso waheela c gravel bike review
Having a total f’n blast on the Otso Waheela C!

“Waheela® C finishes what Waheela S started. It’s a no-nonsense gravel killer from a straight-talking, engineering-driven brand.” If the name Otso doesn’t ring a bell, Otso Cycles is a subsidiary of Wolf Tooth Components.

otso waheela c gravel bike review
GIGUNDO tyre clearance with 700c x 50mm tyres!

“Choose your own adventure with our new Waheela C. Set it up with 29 x 2.1” to ride dirt singletrack, 650b x 53 to grind even the sketchiest of gravel sections, 700c x 28 slicks for your weekly group road ride, or anything in between.”

otso waheela c gravel bike review
Heaps of attachment options.

“This versatility, of course, is made possible by our Tuning Chip dropout system, which allows the wheelbase to be lengthened or shortened by up to 20mm to accommodate your riding style without compromising handling.”

otso waheela c gravel bike review
Otso’s Tuning Chip provides mega versatility.

With that said, I was very keen to see how the Otso Waheela C rode with BIG tyres. 700c x 40mm is nice, but this bike is an absolute blast to ride with 700c x 50mm tyres! And, there is still a ton of clearance, arguably making this the ultimate bike for all conditions, good and muddy.

otso waheela c gravel bike review
So much smiling riding this bike.

Otso is spot on about this bike being a gravel killer – versatile with almost no compromises – it clears 2x chainrings no worries, racy geometry and so much more.

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