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2020 Kinetic-One “K1-50FW ULTIMATE” Carbon Wheelset
2020 Kinetic-One “K1-50FW ULTIMATE” Carbon Wheelset
2020 Kinetic-One “K1-50FW ULTIMATE” Carbon Wheelset
2020 Kinetic-One “K1-50FW ULTIMATE” Carbon Wheelset
2020 Kinetic-One “K1-50FW ULTIMATE” Carbon Wheelset
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2020 Kinetic-One “K1-50FW ULTIMATE” Carbon Wheelset

£1,180.00

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INTENDED USE: With weights as low as 1385 grams - This is the latest version of our Premium “Ultimate” full carbon 50mm deep aero wheelset. Fully updated with the latest carbon FILAMENT WOUND (FW) technology to create a fantastic ride performance, with superb braking, cushioning, cross-wind handling and heat dissipation.


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This wheelset is ideal for Road, Sportives, Triathlons, and also spot-on for Time Trials too.  They are "2-Way Fit", Meaning they are designed for both clincher tyres and the new generation of tubeless tyres.

Standard spec weight is 1495 GRAMS grams (see below). When specced with the wonderfully aero and light CXray spokes/Bitex Superlight hubs.... They come in at  1395 Grams a PAIR!! And they are also "tubeless ready"! For the Ultimate in high performance the Tune Mig/Mag version offers unparalleled performance and a 1385 gram weight! 


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 HIGHER SPEC PARTNER TO OUR STANDARD 50UC FULL CARBON WHEELS.

Our premium full-carbon wheelset utilises patented “filament-wound”, robotic-built, ultra-high temperature K1-50FW rims.

​​​​​​​Sounds fancy: Filament winding technology is an automated method which has revolutionised rim consistency in the manufacture of full carbon wheels. Made from a single carbon filament - the manufacturing process enables precise control of every step - resulting in the roundest, strongest, lightest wheel combinations.

This level of precision and care extends throughout the entire quality control process -  with each and every rim X-Rayed for structural uniformity and compliance.


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 new 2020 model is also lighter than last years. Again this is due to the precise control that filament winding enables. 


 

     


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. These rims have their braking performance tested up to 250 degrees celcius.  This is 20 degrees higher than our previous rims - and as high as any top-end rims on the market.

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NOTE: Whilst rim tech has leapt forward in recent years - there are still some major things users of carbon wheels need to know! Please do read our page on safe braking and care for your carbon wheels HERE

Handbuilt in the K1 workshop in Gloucestershire. We combine traditional wheel-building techniques with cutting edge technology. And the world of carbon wheel-tech moves endlessly forward! Exciting times!


YOU CAN RUN THESE WHEELS WITH CLINCHERS OR WITH TUBELESS TYRES: IF YOU WANT US TO SUPPLY AND FIT NEW GENERATION TUBELESS  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!

Ideal for tyres from 25c right up to 30c and beyond. Perfect for running tyres at lower pressure and arguably more aerodynamic and faster rolling than traditional hoops. 

The rim width debate will continue to rage and rage. What with rims now available from 19 mm right through to 28mm wide. We've decided to go straight down the middle and our rims are Significantly wider than old-school rims but not crazy wide. We think that's the best place to be!

 

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.



Technical Specification

RIM
Full Carbon Clincher  700 C - Filament wound with patented Ultra-High Temp Resin impregnated braking surface.

50mm deep U-shaped, 25.5mm wide,  Full carbon Clincher rim - TUBELESS COMPATIBLE.  UD MATTE CARBON

 
FREEHUB FITTING SHIM/SRAM 7/8/9/10/11 or  CAMPAG 9/10/11
HUB Ambrosio Italian sealed hubs as standard or upgrade to Bitex 6-Drive hubs.
BEARINGS Sealed Cartridge throughout – All hub types
SPOKE OPTIONS PSR aero  or Sapim CXRay -  Ultra light-ultra aero
NIPPLES Alpina Blu power Nyloc Self-locking (the best!)
RIM TAPES Included
QUICK RELEASE Included
Carbon specific brake pads Included
WEIGHT (without QR/tapes) 1495 GRAMS PER PAIR   Aerolight Version.

1418 GRAMS PER PAIR  DT240 ULTIMATE VERSION
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1395 GRAMS PER PAIR  SUPERAEROLIGHT VERSIONo

1385 GRAMS ULTIMATE TUNE BUILD
 
SUGGESTED MAX RIDER  120kg

 Shipping Weight (Box plus wheels)

Weight: 4kg

Reviews

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Barry Mooney - Glasgow

From start to finish dealing with Andy and Kinetic One Wheels has been amazing. Everything from contacting Andy to ask about different builds I was thinking about and what might be best for my type of riding, weight etc. It’s not an easy decision but I ended up going for the K150-ULTIMATE FULL CARBON wheels and I’m glad I did as the look and ride fantastic! The wheels were delivered quicker than Andy had actually told me but he also kept me up to date with the process and delivery. The wheels arrived boxed very securely and could not believe how light they were when I took them out the box. The only problem was it was December and had to wait until better weather as they were going on my “good” bike that doesn’t see rain haha! When I eventually got them on it was worth the wait. Not only do they look fantastic on the bike the go great also. From my first ride I was breaking PR’s on local hill climbs with ease and have continued to do so. This is my first set of carbon wheel so don’t have anything to compare it to but all I can say is they are fantastic! I would highly recommend Kinetic One wheels and Andy as a person couldn’t not do enough to help!

Thanks again Andy and I’ll definitely be back for wheels in the future 👍🏻

Dave Green - Midlands

Just wanted to drop you a line to say just how fantastic the wheels are proving to be. These wheels have certainly given me that little bit of extra speed enabling me to match the pace of some of the more “expensive aero” bikes on our group rides so a big thanks to Andy and his team.

Jordan - Cheltenham

Upgraded to these having previously used a Planet X tubular set and a Mavic Cosmic (with alloy braking surface) both around the same rim depth. The K1's have been a considerable upgrade for not much more cost. Andy talked me through spoke and hub options to create the right set up for the riding I do and taking into consideration rider attributes such as weight (for reference I am 67kg).

I have used these wheels on both my road bike for circuit races and TT bike for non-draft duathlon as well as a few training rides . I have been thoroughly impressed with the performance of the wheels so far (probably around 500km or riding in total). The 50mm depth make these really versatile as a go to set for racing, TT's or just making your bike look great on a club ride. They get up to speed quickly and the quality of the hubs mean they spin for an eternity, handling is great and has been tested in some less than ideal conditions at Odd Down and Castle Combe with the u-shaped profile seemingly helping with air flow compared to my previous Mavics. The braking has been consistent in both wet and dry conditions with the supplied brake blocks. It's great that you can select your own decals to match bike colours, I went for a subtle grey and black to allow transfer between bikes and a bit of a stealthy look.

Overall super impressed and would highly recommend.

Matt Clifford - Barwell

Great wheels, they look and feel great to ride. A great improvement on the standard wheels that came with the bike. Excellent communication and delivery information.