£300 OFF : 2019 Kinetic-One “K1-55FW ULTIMATE” Carbon (2-Way Fit) Wheelset
£300 OFF TO CLEAR
INTENDED USE: With weights as low as 1430 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.
The most popular AEROLIGHT build version weighs only 1495 GRAMS grams (see below). When specced with the wonderfully aero and light CXray spokes/Bitex Superlight hubs.... They come in at 1430 Grams a PAIR!! And they are also "tubeless ready"!
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. 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. 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 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 230 degrees celcius. This is 20 degrees higher than our previous rims - and as high as any top-end rims on the market.
Your wheels will be 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.
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!)|
|Carbon specific brake pads||Included|
|WEIGHT (without QR/tapes)||1580 GRAMS PER PAIR AERO VERSION
1495 GRAMS PER PAIR Aerolight Version.
1430 GRAMS PER PAIR SUPERAEROLIGHT /ULTIMATE version
|SUGGESTED MAX RIDER||120kg|