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2020 Kinetic-One “K1-55FW ULTIMATE” Carbon (2-Way Fit) Wheelset
2020 Kinetic-One “K1-55FW ULTIMATE” Carbon (2-Way Fit) Wheelset
2020 Kinetic-One “K1-55FW ULTIMATE” Carbon (2-Way Fit) Wheelset
2020 Kinetic-One “K1-55FW ULTIMATE” Carbon (2-Way Fit) Wheelset
2020 Kinetic-One “K1-55FW ULTIMATE” Carbon (2-Way Fit) Wheelset
7 reviews

2020 Kinetic-One “K1-55FW ULTIMATE” Carbon (2-Way Fit) Wheelset

£1,050.00

Product information

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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 (55mm circumferential) 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.

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 HANDBUILT TO ORDER HERE IN THE UK, BY ANDY MORGAN, OWNER AND FOUNDER OF KINETIC-ONE. TURNAROUND TIME IS 4-7 DAYS.



 

THIS IS THE HIGHER SPEC PARTNER TO OUR STANDARD 50UC FULL CARBON WHEELS. See Here

Our premium full-carbon wheelset utilises patented “filament-wound”, robotic-built, ultra-high temperature K1-55FW 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. These 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.


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.

55mm deep (measured circumferentially - actual depth 50mm) 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 GAMS ULTIMATE TUNE BUILD

WEIGHTS FOR CAMPAG - ADD 30GRAM SHIMANO
SUGGESTED MAX RIDER  120kg

 Shipping Weight / Product Code

Weight: 4kg

Reviews

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Peter Chapman - SE 10
I bought these on recommendation from a friend. I've nothing to compare them with as they are my first and only (ever i suspect) pair of carbon wheels. I do know they make me go faster and make my bike look very nice. Being able to choose the finish colour is a very nice touch. Thank you.
David Thomas - West Glam
I do love these wheels. It did take some serious soul-searching before i finally hit the button and went for wider rims. (I used to race on 16mm rims back in olden-times!) I did have a few problems with setup as My Tektro brake calipers could not really handle the width of the rim. As soon as I put some Shimano brakes on all fine and I have not looked back - 28c tyres are so comfortable too. Brave new world!
Paul Bradley - Dublin, Ireland
I carried out a lot of research before deciding to purchase the K155UC carbon clinchers wheels with 28mm wide tyres. I decided to go for lighter Sapim CRray on Bitex hubs, so they would be lighter than my existing wheel set. I have found a marked increase in speed on the flat using the same effort / power & down hill speed has increased also. Really like how they look. So all in all I'm very happy with my purchase at a very competitive price & would highly recommend these wheels to others.
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.
Matt Wilson - UK
Just wanted to say thanks for the wheels. They're great. Lightweight, strong and true. Took them on the club chaingang and had lots of people asking where they're from so hopefully put a few more customers your way. Attached a photo of them on my old btwin Mach 740. Forgot to mention, superb value for money (see gallery)
Geoff - Lincolnshire
Great set of strong, lightweight wheels. Superb customer service, satisfaction guaranteed, beyond any imagination. Totally satisfied.
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 55mm 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.