INTENDED USE: Our latest 700c disc brake equipped multi-functional wheelset. Equally at home on road or trail, our new slightly wider rim profile takes clincher and tubeless tyres 25c right through to 60c.
Light and tough enough for the hilliest and roughest of Sportives, Cyclocross courses and gravel tracks. And fast-accelerating enough for racing, and aero enough to ensure that you gain every possible watt of drag reduction. These are our premium lightweight/ aero PERFORMANCE DISC wheelset.
Whether you’re riding towpaths, hillpaths, forest trails, or flat out sportives or cross this wheelset will enable you to ride fast, for many years, over varying terrain. It’s all about the combination of aerodynamic profile, superbly light / strong components coupled with the quality and robustness of build that only handbuilt wheels can offer.
Features our new Matt or Gloss finished rim. With offset asymmetric spoking to perfectly balance spoke tensions. At 485 grams this is also an extremely light disc rim.
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).
THIS IS THE "DISC" SPECIFIC (2-WAY FIT: CLINCHER AND TUBELESS COMPATIBLE) VERSION OF OUR TOP-END “SUPERLITE” AERO ROAD WHEELSET: BUILT FROM RACE PROVEN HIGH-END COMPONENTS AND COMBINING SUPERB STRENGTH, WITH SUPERB AERODYNAMICS ...... WEIGHING AS LITTLE AS 1548 GRAMS WITH CXRAY SPOKES. OR A SCANT 1580 GRAMS A PAIR WITH STANDARD PSR1422 AERO SPOKES.
It's an incredibly fast-moving time for road disc systems at the moment with lots of competing standards for Axle types and frame fitting methods and for rotor fastening.
These wheel are totally versatile and ready to work all the modern variants that different brands are working to.
Handbuilt to order and available for the whole wide range of modern axle and rotor fitment systems. Whatever your frame needs we can configure these wheels to your bike. And even if you change your bike - the hubs are all simply convertible to all the other axles standards! We think that's massively important as it future-proofs your wheels! (no one wants to be left with the betamax of hub types and obsolete wheels!)
Technical details below.
Or just drop us a line If you don't know what system your bike has (you won't be alone - many people very understandably don't know, they just want to ride their bike after all!)
RIMS: Beautifully constructed from the incredibly light and tough Niobium Alloy. It may sound like something from star-trek! In reality its the perfect alloy for road disc wheels. The rim profile further enhances the specificity of the wheels to the requirements and peculiarities of road disc usage. The rim shape means we can generate higher spoke tensions than conventional rims allow on the disc-side of the wheel. The result being far more responsive and affirmative braking.
AXLES : We can configure your wheel axles to meet your frame requirements. So whether you have standard quick release or the more modern "thru-axle" setup, or whether you have 135mm or 142 mm rear spacing, we can supply them ready-to-roll!
ROTOR FITMENT : We use Bitex 6-Drive and DTSwiss hubs (for Centerlock and 6-bolt rotor builds).
You can run these as conventional clincher wheels or you can set them up as Tubeless. Tubeless wheels 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 Hutchinson and Continental Gp5000 Tubeless tyres. But even if you're unsure about whether to go tubeless just yet - worry not - you can run these wheels with inner tubes and clincher tyres in the traditional way!
If you'd like the advantage that superlight wheels give you - but don't want to hand over the £700 or so that the Ksyrium Pro DISC wheelset will set you back, then these wheels at a little more than half the price and only a tad more weight may be what you are looking for. Handmade by us in our workshop in Gloucestershire, and utilising top quality build components.
|MODEL||Clincher/ Tubeless 700 C|
|RIM||Aluminium Niobium-, welded, CNC holes, valve hole 6.5mm|
|SPOKES||Sapim 24 RACE double butted spokes as standard,. Or choose PSR 1422 aero light spokes as standard.
Or upgrade to the ultimate:
Sapim 24 BLACK CX RAY aero-spoke,
24 REAR cross by 2 / 24 FRONT cross by 2
|NIPPLES||Self-locking ABS L 13 Ergal with washers|
|HUB||Bitex or DTSwiss Future proofed hubs - Supplied to fit your bike (see menu above) and adaptable to all modern road disc standards.|
|SUGGESTED MAX RIDER||24/24 SPOKE BUILD - 100kg
28/28 SPOKE BUILD - 120kg
| PAIR WITH CXRAY : 1548 grams
PAIR WITH PSR1422 : 1580grams
ADD APPROX 70-80 GRAMS FOR RACE SPOKES
Shipping Weight (Box plus wheels)
Review: I took delivery of a new pair of your wheels a few weeks back. I've now been able to use them for the first time at a recent Sportive and I just wanted to let you know how great they were. The first difference I noticed was obviously the weight - they are a kilo lighter than my existing wheelset and I really felt the benefit being the tiny rider that I am!! Secondly, they were just so responsive. I put the power down and they just shifted. I hate hate hate riding up hills but on these wheels it was more than bearable. I love them, thank you so much! I've attached a pic of them looking fabulous on my bike :) Thanks again and best wishes, .Lauren
Thanks for the wheels. Great value and ideal for CX👍🏻
It took a while to decide to get these wheels as choices for disc specific wheels are increasing but Andy's advice over several emails sealed the deal. I must say I'm very happy. These wheels roll superblyand climbing hills feels like I've got a 34 on the rear cassette!
Tubeless set up has been fine and a joy to ride at lower psi but faster! The spesh axis OEM wheels will not be coming back even in the winter. As a bit of a strava addict, the collection of new PRs is great and over 60 to 100+ mile outings I'm gaining at least 1mph as an average. First time I rode the wheels I thought I was going to crash. They are so sharp at cornering it took a while to get used to them.
In short highly recommended. Stiff, light, responsive. Nuff said
Just thought I'd send you a quick email now I've had these wheels for a while. They are simply superb. I am faster up hills and on the flat too.
They make the most satisfying noise when I ride, a gentle whirr that oozes quality. And they just spin and spin! I took them to the lakes for a cycling tour and they are just a huge step up from my ultegras.
So thanks for taking the time to advise me before I bought and the generally excellent service. I will certainly use you again and have already recommended you to my cycling pals.