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INTENDED USE: The flagship version of our best selling "all purpose" 2-WAY FIT: Tubeless & Clincher road/sportive wheelset.
Designed and handbuilt here in the UK with a triple emphasis on maximising aerodynamics, minimising weight, whilst at the same time maximising the strength characteristics demanded by UK roads.
So it’s light and tough for the hilliest and roughest of Sportives, Fast-accelerating enough for the busiest of bunch races and aero enough to ensure that you gain every possible watt of drag reduction. Several build options available - some lighter, some tougher and some both!
Beautifully finished, very light, superbly strong. Our ultimate rims are made from the latest generation of Nickel strengthened aerospace grade superalloys and are packed full of the latest asymmetric rim tech.
Your wheels will be handbuilt to order here in the uk by Andy Morgan, owner and founder of k1 wheels. Turnaround time is 4-7 days!
Utilising top end Sapim CX-Ray spokes (the lightest, most aero, and one of the strongest spokes available) allied to top-end materials on rims and hubs means we can get weights down to a very small number - without compromising at all on strength
For example, the CXRAY/Bitex 6-drive hub version from 1435 GRAMS a pair. For a 24mm wide tubeless ready wheelset we think that’s pretty impressive.
Features a superb new wider rim profile compatible with both tubeless and clincher tyres. Slightly wider rims are the future of road wheels. They enable seamless tyre interfaces for max aero gain, they allow for wider tyres for shorter 'contact patch' and less rolling resistance. And to top it all - they are tremendously comfortable - easing the lower back in the final miles of those long long rides.
This is the new 24mm wide TUBELESS & CLINCHER version of our K1-33 SUPERLITE wheelset. This means it can either be run with the new style tubeless tyres (or can also be run with traditional clincher tyres and inner tubes.) Superbly aero and comfortable too - they will take a tyre from 25c up to 40c width!
Offered With Full 2 Year Warranty Plus A 14 Day "No Quibble Returns Policy" - If You're Not In Love With These Wheels The Moment You Get Them Just Send Them Back For A Refund Any Time Within 14 Days Of Receipt.
We think these are the best clincher/tubeless rims available. A bold claim but every time we build a set of these wheels we get very excited. The balance in the rim is fabulous - and from a geeky wheelbuilder point of view they build up to almost perfectly even tension - with tighter tolerances than any other wheelset we have ever built. From a rider perspective a rounder, truer, faster wheel is the simple result. Sounds basic but this is what wheelbuilders strive for. The rims are all pinned, welded with milled sidewalls. So super strong with beautiful attention to detail. It takes many hours to build a wheelset so using top notch components makes that labour a real pleasure!
The 24mm wide rim has fabulous cross-sectional strength whilst maintaining a tiny weight. It represents the very apex of the latest developments in the understanding of how to balance forces and tensions in a wheel. It's a joy to be able to partner these rims with CX-Ray spokes (always the peloton pro's choice) with the beautifully made Bitex hubs, with Japanese ezo bearings.
These wheels are extremely well priced we feel - sitting at about £200 less than our entry level carbon wheels. And that's the point perhaps - They are the very highest end alloy wheel we produce and are just full of top quality parts - and still cost less than the start point for carbon wheels. Ok some people have just got to have carbon ... we get that too .. but these are certainly a superb option to consider with a raft of benefits in every department.
Tubeless can be run at lower pressure than clinchers and this helps provide a more comfortable ride and it also eliminates the possibility of pinch flat punctures (caused from hitting potholes etc.) It's also the case that by filling the tubeless tyre with a sealant such as STANS you can pretty much avoid all punctures forever more - even if you ride over glass or a nail sticks right through your tyre. Just remove it and the tyre will reseal around it! We recommend the new Hutchinson Fusion 5 Performance tubeless tyres or for pure speed the Schwalbe One Pro Tubeless tyres. Schwalbe are of the mind that the future is tubeless. For their very detailed assessment of all things tubeless, see: http://www.schwalbe.com/gb/tubeless.html
We can build these for you in any combination you like! Standard builds are 20/24 spokes (for riders up to 95kg) or 24/28 spokes for those up to 115kg. We can even build up to 32 holes if you prefer. Standard build is radial front and 2-cross-by-2 rear. We can build full 2 or 3 cross if you prefer. If you're reading this and have no idea what this all means - please don;t worry - the standard options in the dropdown menus are what suits most people fine!
|RIM||Aerospace grade alloy - Tubeless and Clincher compatible|
|FREEHUB FITTING||SHIM/SRAM 7/8/9/10/11 or CAMPAG 9/10/11|
|HUB||Bitex SL HUBS - 6-Drive hubs as standard|
|BEARINGS||Sealed Cartridge throughout – All hub types|
|SPOKES||- RANGE OF CHOICES!|
|NIPPLES||Alpina Blu power Nyloc Self-locking (the best!)|
ULTIMATE/ AEROLIGHT VERSIONS: 1469grams
(weights campag - add 25gram shimano)
|Advised Rider weights||95kg 20/24 spoked version,
115kg 24/28 version
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Steve Smith - Tanderdy Garage, South Wales
Devil Ride Review: Wheels are taut and stable at all times – I was very confident in cornering and descending at speed. Braking – it was dry – is effective and simple to moderate. The Schwalbe tubeless tyres gripped so well – much better than the previous conti 4000 with inner tubes – and the comfort of the ride was markedly better. I have genuinely been surprised at the difference the new wheels and tyres have made to the confidence I have in the bike – and straight from the off – and the improvement in the ride in terms of rolling over the rough parts of the road rather than crashing through the bumps. I was on the point of leaving the mavic wheels on my bike as the great number of informed views on alternatives I was receiving served really only to confuse. Your straight forward approach appealed and your advice has provided me with a much improved riding experience. The service provided has been as it should – excellent! Thank you. Top Banana! Went a little off piste today due to missing signs - not the fault of the organisers – so after 112 miles and 3000 meters of ascent in 23+ C temperatures I am going to collapse into bed!! Cheers for the wheels and the fun emails/texts
Stephen McClemont - Cheltenham
Great wheels.....buy some! Why? I bought a pair of these as a spare wheelset so I don't have to run my expensive carbon hoops (Sagan's wheels of choice apparently!) all summer. Andy's wheels are as good in virtually all aspects.....smooth, solid, great in cross winds, lovely handling. Where they differ is they are faster! All things being as equal as I can make them these wheels are consistently 1-2 kmh faster, if only Sagan had know he might have had that rainbow jersey sooner😀. The other difference is they are about a third of the price. Free speed....it doesn't get any better!
Stuart McKie - La Herradura Spain
After a couple of rides bedding in I took these wheels for their first major spin this June on the La Indomable sportive covering 200kms and 4000metres of climbing. All in all these wheels showed no flex when jumping on the pedals, spun up to speed smoothly and gave a reassuring braking responsiveness, particularly when your hitting 50+ kms an hour on hairpin descents. I would certainly recommend these if your looking for a bomb proof reasonably light wheel, particularly at this price.
Alastair Calvert - .
Glad I bought the second set of K1s, which are brilliant. Recommended the K1s to one of my Club mates and another overheard. Think both are ordering – and them posting in our group looks like another two have or will be ordering as well 😊. At last they’ve seen sense 😉 We may clear out your stock at this rate! Always happy to recommend… fantastic wheels and amazingly friendly contact. Plus, with my K1s, I catch up much heavier riders freewheeling downhill. That must be the wheels! Brilliant. Just wanted to let you know… and more than happy to support what you’ve obviously worked hard to establish.
David - Sunbury, Surrey
I can't fault a single thing about buying the wheels. I made my first call to Andy who's expert advice was immeasurable. He asked me everything he needed to know and matched me to the perfect set of wheels. The quality is outstanding and they do everything that was promised. Customer service before, during and after was just outstanding. If you're undecided all I can say is pick up the phone and make the call. You won't be dissapointed!
Jon - Hooper
These wheels tick all the boxes,extremely light for climbing and respond so well with any exceleration.The 30mm depth really helps and adds to control for descents and on the flat. These wheels run like silk. Nice one Andy a great build!
Alistair Carr - Ireland
Decided to change out the stock wheels on my new trek domane , after a good browse on the internet I came across Kinetic _one and picked out a set of wheels , the prompt communication from Andy and service is to be quite honest second to none , the lead time from order to build and delivery was true to as advertised .The wheels themselves were a superb decision , very light with super rolling hubs , and aesthetically more than pleasing , they actually tie in better with the bike than the original and there was plenty of choice from wheel type to colours , trust me get on this site you will be pleased you did ,thanks Andy your advice was spot on .
Peter Austin - Surrey
They look fantastic, they are light and roll beautifully. Service couldn’t have been better. Really helpful with advice on how to get the tubeless tyres on properly.
Hussain - London
Great set of wheels, very light, sold and smooth on the road. I have done the etape du Toure with those wheels and the rolling was amazing, I could confidently say that I took over every bike on the down hill, on top of that Andy was extremely helpful throughout the transaction and after to make sure that every thing went as expected .. very much recommended and pleasure to do business with
Tim R - Helsinki, Finland
I wanted a set of aero wheels to be shared between my road and cyclocross bikes. I did not want to pay as much as I previously paid for shimano c24s. These Kinetic wheels are versatile wheels. I can use them with conti 25mm gp4000s or wider gravel tires on the cross bike. Nice and wide and deep without needing deep pockets. I have not tried running them tubless yet but it can only make the ride faster on the road or lower pressure on the cross bike. Not quite as light as shimano duraace c24s, but the aero benefit outweighs the weight penalty. I've now been through enough potholes to feel confident that the wheels are trustworthy and will get me home. I am a happy customer and happy with this product. Wheels arrived well packaged. Good communication throughout the purchase process. I would recommend this product. Unless I convert to disc braked bikes, I hope this will be the last set of wheels I need.