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2019 Kinetic-One K1-80/80c - Carbon Clincher wheelset (alloy braking)
2019 Kinetic-One K1-80/80c - Carbon Clincher wheelset (alloy braking)
2019 Kinetic-One K1-80/80c - Carbon Clincher wheelset (alloy braking)
2019 Kinetic-One K1-80/80c - Carbon Clincher wheelset (alloy braking)
2019 Kinetic-One K1-80/80c - Carbon Clincher wheelset (alloy braking)
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2019 Kinetic-One K1-80/80c - Carbon Clincher wheelset (alloy braking)




INTENDED USE:  The 80c's are about all out max speed achieved through cutting edge tech.  With their super deep U-shaped 23mm wide rim, bladed aero spokes and ALLOY braking surface, this wheelset is ideal for Time Trials and Triathlons, but is too deep for sportives and road bikes.

With alloy braking surfaces you don't need special brake pads and braking is better than with Full-carbon clinchers - particularly on very long descents.

See The Results of aero tests of these wheels at Derby Velodrome April 2017 CLICK HERE

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.

Your wheels will be hand built to order here in the UK by Andy Morgan, owner and founder of k1 wheels. Turnaround time is most often 7-11 days. (current build times are shown at checkout).

The K1-80mm wheelset is new to our range and is aimed squarely at Triathletes and Time Triallists. We've  designed them to be a super-tough "investment" wheelset. We believe carbon wheels should be as strong as alloy wheels. (more on this below!)

The 80's are built around our modern "semi U" shaped structural carbon semi-toroidal aero rim (which is designed to run best with 25mm wide tyres but can also take 23's and 28's).  The rim is designed to cut through the air going forward, whilst maintaining a superb lateral integity to cross-winds across a full range of wind "yaw" angles.  

In terms of rim width we think we've really hit the sweet spot at 23-24mm wide. We carefully explored all of the many possible widths that aero wheels are being developed in. We developed and continually honed our own testing protocols to this effect - and critically we looked at a whole raft of practical issues too that many rim makers simply overlook. For example frame spacing: Yes its possible to go wider than 23-24mm but at what point do wheels begin to compromise the frame. The last thing you want is to find that your carbon wheels rub your frame the moment you get out of the saddle! 23-24mm wide is in our view the best blend of performance and practical usability in our experience.

PLEASE NOTE: if you have a narrow clearance frame - we can special order in some 20mm rims for you and we do find that's the only solution for users of many brands of bikes (Notably Scotts for example!)

Unlike the vast majority of carbon deep-section aero wheelsets, the K1-80c's are also designed to be super-strong. Perfect for racing and still strong enough to train on. Within the carbon rim is a structural alloy cross section that gives these wheels hugely enhanced strength compared to most carbon wheels in the market.

This is by no means the lightest wheelset on the market - and are by no means our lightest wheelset! This is because we have gone for strength and durability as our primary objective. There are very few carbon wheels on the market which are designed in this way and with this objective in mind!  



RIM structural carbon with alu braking surfaces
HUB Ambrosio or Miche standard hubs, or upgrade to / Bitex /DT Swiss
BEARINGS Sealed Cartridge throughout – All hub types
SPOKES 20 front / 20 rear (SUPERAEROLIGHT Build: <95kg rider) 
20 front / 24 rear (All  other builds >95kg rider)
NIPPLES Alpina Blu power Nyloc Self-locking (the best!)
RIM TAPES Included
Up to 110kg All other builds


 Shipping Weight 

Weight: 4kg


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Chris - London
After investing in a set of the K180c - 80mm Deep Carbon / Alloy Clinchers, I have not been disappointed! A solid set of deep section wheels, providing a smooth ride whilst rolling fast, look great & British built to boot! Cannot recommend these wheels enough!
Trevor Hughes - West Mids
I spent a while speaking with Andy before buying my wheels and I have to say he is a real gentleman, couldn't be more helpful. The delivery was fast and tracked at every stage too. The packaging was very professional and the wheels arrived without a scratch. I had them fitted to the bike straight away, they look fantastic and they ride as well as they look!!! The wheels are very sturdy, which is good as I am not the lightest rider... overall very happy and I will definitely recommend Andy and his wheels to my friends and fellow riders
terry dodswoth - wragby, lincolnshire
I was looking for a nice set of wheels for my road and tt bike without the huge costs of popular brands, I wanted an all round wheelset for my road bike suitable for flats and hills, also a nice deep rimmed wheel for my tt bike, I spoke to andy on the phone and settled for the set ups that I'm very pleased with so far and looking forward to riding for the rest of the year and beyond, currently sharing front wheels between the two bikes at the moment but will be putting my order in for my front tt wheel very soon, these wheels ride as good if not better than much higher priced wheels I have used in the past and without a doubt feel very good quality wheels, with expert and friendly advice from andy I have recommended these wheels to others so don't waste your valuable bike funds cash on over the top priced wheels get these ordered to your spec you wont be disappointed