INTENDED USE: Our ultimate hill-climbing / sportive alloy wheelset. Our lightest ever wheelset and are specified to save weight whilst retaining serious strength and a level of rigidity seldom found in such light wheels - a level that ensures your power goes into driving you forward and upwards and not into energy wasting lateral flexion.
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!
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 have been developing these wheels over the past year with hillclimb time trial specialists such as our own Brian Oakley. Brian sets off at over 1200 watts and averages over 450 watts in some races. It’s a serious challenge to design wheels that are light enough for national level climbers but strong enough to keep their shape perfectly under that kind of power profile.
To achieve this we use differential profiles on the wheels. The front wheel is 22mm deep and fabulously light. The rear rim is 27mm deep and this extra depth facilitates the rigidity required. Both wheels are a 14mm internal width and run best with 23c or 25c tyres - but can take narrower tyres for die hard hillclimbers.
These are handbuilt wheels of the highest order - utilising only the most highly regarded components: Incredibly light and strong Bitex hubs, Sapim CX ray / and PSR 1422 Aero spokes and Alpina blue power self-locking ultra light nipples.
With standard hubs and PSR 1422 Aero spokes they weigh in at 1355grams for Campag and a tad more for Shimano/SRAM.
By upgrading to Bitex Superlight hubs and CX Ray spokes you can reduce this to a stunningly light 1295 grams!
The bike in the images is Brian Oakley’s 6kg bike used to win the Vets category at the recent Rake Hillclimb. Brian pictured here on the podium with senior winner and National Hillclimb champion Dan Evans.
|RIM||SL ALLOY RIMS: 30mm deep semi-aero - Aluminium welded 6005
Standard Rim; Black rim with polished alloy silver braking surface
|FREEHUB FITTING||SHIM/SRAM 7/8/9/10/11 or CAMPAG 9/10/11|
|HUB||BLACK Bitex 6 Drive (with super- Super-light-option!) or Upgrade to DTSwiss|
|BEARINGS||Sealed Cartridge throughout – All hub types|
|SPOKES||Front Radial & Rear 2 cross|
|NIPPLES||Alpina Blu power Nyloc Self-locking (the best!)|
|WEIGHT||AEROLIGHT : 1355grams (+15g Shimano/SRAM freehub)
SUPERAEROLIGHT: 1295 grams (+15g Shimano/SRAM freehub)
Weights are for undecaled wheels - choose from menu above if you want this option - add approx 30 grams for decals
|Advised Rider weights||85kg|
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