2024 Kinetic-One K1-50FW ULTIMATE Carbon Aero Road Disc Wheelset
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INTENDED USE: Our Ultimate Aero disc-brake ROAD wheelset. Specified for maximal speed and acceleration in road racing, triathlon, sportives and club chain-gangs.
Specified with Bitex lightest hubs and SAPIM CXRAY spokesas standard - with upgrade options available too.
Combining all the knowledge and experience we've built up over the past 20 years. The 50FW’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 120kg.
We designed them specifically to get the best out of the new generation clincher and tubeless tyres. At 29.5mm wide the rims are optimised for seamless interfacing to road tyres in the 25 to 35mm range (but they will also take wider tyres such as the new breed of CX tubeless too!)
Weighing in from as little as 1495 grams, they are rated for riders up to 120kg. Thats very light and strong for a 29.5mm wide (21mm internal), fully tubeless/clincher compatible wheelset.
Our premium full-carbon wheelset utilises patented filament-wound, robotic-built, ultra-high temperature K1-50FW rims. Available in stunning matte black finish with choice of decal colours.
Sounds fancy: 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 hand built to order in the UK. (current build times are 14-21 days).
BUILD VERSIONS (Hub and Spoke Options)
Our standard SUPERAEROLIGHT build uses the superb Bitex hubs from Taiwan (the world’s longest established hub maker!). Both options laced with Pillars excel PSR Aero spokes.
When specced in our SUPERAEROLIGHT ++ Build. This includes Bitex’s lightest performance hubs and SAPIM CXRAY spokes and takes the build weight to sub-1500 grams.
Or to save another 100 grams and spec your bike with the most phenomenal boutique performance hubs - hiw about the astonishing Italian Carbon-Ti hubs?!
Or for the Ultimate in precision builds. Go DT Swiss - simply the worlds best engineered hubs.
Offered With Full Warranty and professional mechanic support in-house.
This is the newest of our K1 carbon wheelsets. At 29.5mm 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.
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 K1-50FWs 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 the superbly versatile Bitex 6-drive hubs. WE NOW ALSO OFFER THE ULTIMATE IN PERFORMANCE HUBS: The DTSwiss 350 and 240 series AND Carbon-Ti brand hubs, in both Centerlock and 6-Bolt flavours. Weights below for C/Lock. Add approx 100 grams for 6-bolt.
700c, Filament wound 50mm deep structural carbon.
Higher Modulus Torayca Carbon (Japan)
|VERSIONS||CHOICE OF DECALS|
|FINISH||UD MATTE CARBON|
|RIM||50mm vertical height, U-shaped asymmetric, 29.5mm wide, (21mm internal) 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 or SAPIM DOUBLE-SQUARE|
Bitex SL - 6-Drive (Light/Tough)
DTSwiss 350 (fabulous all around!)
DTSwiss 240 (simply the world's best hubs!)
Carbon-Ti (Lightest high prrformance hubs!)
|SUGGESTED MAX RIDER||24/24 SPOKE 120kg|
FROM 1545 grams SUPERAEROLIGHT
FROM 1400 grams : (Carbon-Ti /CXRAY)
FROM 1495 grams : SUPERAEROLIGHT++ ( BITEX/CXRAY)
FROM 1525 grams : DT240/ CXRAY
(WEIGHTS FOR XDR ADD 30g SHIMANO - AND WEIGHTS VARY WITH AXLE/ROTOR TYPE)
PLEASE NOTE QUOTED WEIGHTS ABOVE ARE LIGHTEST VERSIONS WITH ALLOY NIPPLES - BY DEFAULT WE BUILD WITH TOUGHER BLACK BRASS NIPPLES. Let us know when you order if you want alloy.