INTENDED USE: This wheelset from our “ULTIMATE” RANGE is ideal for both shorter and longer Time Trials and Triathlons. Where absolute top-end speed and aerodynamics are king. This is the brand new, full carbon clincher/tubeless version of our 80c/80c carbon-alloy wheelset. Fully updated with the latest carbon FILAMENT WOUND (FW) technology to create fantastic braking and ride performance.
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!
The 85/85FW deep wheelset is superbly aero, beautifully balanced, and reassuringly well constructed from top end Filament Wound carbon.
The introduction of brand new filament-wound fully robotic-built ultra-high temperature tech has revolutionised the production of carbon rims.
Sounds fancy: Filament winding technology is an automated method which has revolutionised rim consistency in the manufacture of full carbon wheels.
Not only does this make for stronger, longer lasting wheels - but also the nature of the "winding process" facilitates another new technology that massively increases braking capability - especially at high temperatures.
The filament winding process enables the injection of a patented ultra heat resistant resin - directly into the carbon filaments - whilst the rim is built. This means the rim's braking surface is fully impregnated with resin during manufacture - rather than a braking surface being added to the surface of the rim post-production.
This makes for better braking - especially on long hot descents. Our FW rims have their braking performance tested up to 250 degrees celcius. This is 40 degrees higher than our previous rims. And as high as any top end rims on the market.
YOU CAN RUN THESE WHEELS WITH CLINCHERS OR WITH TUBELESS TYRES: IF YOU WANT US TO SUPPLY AND FIT THE NEW GENERATION SCHWALBE ONE TUBELESS PRO TYRES WE CAN DO THIS FOR £133 (Includes tyres/tapes/sealant/valves and extenders - so that you're ready to ride them straight out of the box. CLICK HERE if you'd like to purchase this option!
The 85mm semi-toroidal front wheel is both superbly aerodynamic and extremely light.(this is the advantage that full carbon offers) The rim shape gives it superb cross-wind handling characteristics too.
Please be aware that this is our deepest front wheel and should not be used by novices or in very windy conditions. Deep section front wheels are steering wheels so need good solid bike handling skills. If you like the look of this wheelset but are unsure about the front wheel depth - then go for our K1-55/85FW instead
This is coupled with our ultra-deep rear 85mm deep rear - to minimise drag and give you every watt of power - and at superbly low weight. As little as 1890 grams a PAIR in its lightest build option.
See The Results of aero tests of our 80c 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.
The 23mm wide 85/85FW's 's are built around our modern "semi U" shaped structural carbon semi-toroidal aero rim. designed to run best with 25c to 40c wide tyres but will also run 23c tyres fine). The rim is designed to cut through the air going forward, whilst maintaining a superb lateral integrity 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 wide rims for you and we do find that's the only solution for users of many brands of bikes (Notably Scotts for example!)
|RIM||FULL structural carbon|
|FREEHUB FITTING||SHIM/SRAM 7/8/9/10/11 or CAMPAG 9/10/11|
|HUB||Ambrosio, Miche standard hubs, or upgrade to / Formula / Bitex|
|BEARINGS||Sealed Cartridge throughout – All hub types|
|SPOKES||20 front / 24 rear - CXRAY THROUGHOUT|
|NIPPLES||Alpina Blu power Nyloc Self-locking (the best!)|
|CARBON BRAKE BLOCKS||Included|
|WEIGHT|| 1950 GRAMS PER PAIR standard configuration campag (shim +30gms)
1895 GRAMS PER PAIR BITEX SL /CXRAY configuration
|Suggested max rider weight||Up to 110kg|
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