INTENDED USE: This wheelset is aimed specifically at super-fast road riding, and sportive. Versatile enough also for time triallists and longer/hillier triathlons too! At 26mm wide they are slightly narrower than our 46FW and 52FW wheels. This is to enable maximal aero gains through perfect seamless tyre integration with 25mm tyres.
The 50FW offers an unparalleled balance between aerodynamics, low weight, and superb cross-wind handling.
It’s the latest addition to our Premium “Ultimate” full carbon range. Fully specced with the latest carbon FILAMENT WOUND (FW) technology to create a fantastic ride performance, with superb braking, cushioning, cross-wind handling and heat dissipation.
This wheelset is ideal for bunch racing, sportives, Triathlons, Time Trials and fast leisure riding too. The most multi-use wheels we’ve ever made in fact. They are "2-Way Fit" also -meaning they are designed for both clincher tyres and the new generation of tubeless tyres.
Combining all the knowledge and experience we've built up over the past 20 years. The 50/56FW’s combine low weights, with maximal aero gains, married to the latest rim profiles (to get the most from modern tyre systems). And on top of all this: the FILAMENT-WINDING construction makes them prodigiously strong. Rated in fact to 125kg.
We designed them specifically to get the best out of the new generation clincher and tubeless tyres. At 26mm wide the rims are optimised for seamless interfacing to road tyres in the 25 to 32mm range (but they will also take wider tyres such as the new breed of CX tubeless too!)
Filament winding technology is an automated method which has revolutionised rim consistency in the manufacture of full carbon wheels. Each rim is made from single carbon filaments precisely wound into shape - with no joints or junctions - this enables a uniformity and strength that builds into the roundest and most balanced wheels possible.
This extends into the quality control stages where each and every rim is X-Rayed to ensure uniformity and compliance.
Your wheels will be Handbuilt to order here in the uk by Andy Morgan, owner and founder of k1 wheels. Turnaround time is normally 7-11 days! (Exact current build times are shown at checkout).
Offered With Full 2 Year Warranty
This is the newest of our K1 carbon wheelsets. At 26mm wide, with a full carbon u-shaped ASYMMETRIC rim profile (to perfectly balance spoke tensions), it is aimed at those riders who prefer an ultra-modern wider rimmed wheelset.
Weight wise: When specced with our recommended build: BITEX futureproofed hubs and the wonderfully aero and light PSR1422 spokes.... They come in at 1480 grams a pair.
The new generation wide rims are perfectly suited to disc-brake riding. They are very strong, yet very light and very forgiving to ride. Aimed primarily at road riders using 25mm to 32mm tyres. Though they will take tyres up to 60mm and beyond! Perfect for running tyres at lower pressure and arguably more aerodynamic and faster rolling than traditional hoops!
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.
The K1-50FW’s are hand built to order and are 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!)
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!)
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 / HUB FITMENT : We use Miche and Bitex 6-drive hubs. WE NOW ALSO OFFER THE ULTIMATE IN PERFORMANCE HUBS. The DTSwiss 350 and 240 series in both Centerlock and 6-Bolt flavours.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL HUB OPTIONS ARE SHOWN AS CENTERLOCK - WE CAN SUPPLY ALL OUR HUBS IN 6-BOLT FITTING TOO.
|MODEL||700c, Filament wound 56mm deep, Full carbon aero rim|
|VERSIONS||CHOICE OF DECALS|
|FINISH||UD MATTE CARBON|
|RIM||50mm vertical height, U-shaped asymmetric, 26mm wide, Full carbon Clincher rim - (which is Tubeless ready also)|
|SPOKE OPTIONS||24/24 PSR AERO or SAPIM CX RAY
2-cross FRONT /REAR
|NIPPLES||ALPINA NYLOC BLUE POWER|
|HUB OPTIONS||Bitex 6-Drive or DTSwiss|
|SUGGESTED MAX RIDER||24/24 SPOKE 125kg
|WEIGHT||FROM 1485 grams For BITEX/PSR AERO
FROM 1525 grams For MICHE/PSR AERO
(WEIGHTS VARY WITH AXLE/SPOKE TYPE)
Shipping Weight (Box plus wheels)