INTENDED USE: Our tarmac focused 50mm deep max-aero carbon DISC wheelset. This wheelset is ideal for General road riding including sportives and bunch racing.
They are also tough enough and versatile enough to go off-road into the gravel and are very much at ease - even with the rigours of Cyclocross. Rated to a fabulous 115kg rider load which bears testimony to this strength.
Built with a choice of spokes (light PSR Aero or Sapim RACE for strength) and a choice of MICHE, Bitex and DTSwiss disc hubs. (No 'own brand' hubs here!). Extremely versatile: Light, strong, aerodynamically optimised and crosswind compliant.
They are designed for the new generation of super-fast clincher and tubeless tyres. They will take road tyres from 25mm through to 35mm ...but are versatile enough to take gravel tyres, the new tubeless CX tyres.. right up to 60mm if that's the off-road direction you choose to take. We recommend the Miche or DTSwiss hubs if you plan to spend lots of time off the tarmac!
Your wheels will be Handbuilt to order here in the uk by Andy Morgan, owner and founder of k1 wheels. Turnaround time is 7-11 days - a little longer at peak times.
Offered With Full 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.
This is the newest of our K1 carbon wheelsets - it is aimed at riders who prefer an ultra-modern wider rimmed wheelset.
When specced our standard ever dependable BITEX hubs and the wonderfully aero and light PSR1422 spokes .... They come in at a superb 1560 Grams a PAIR!! And they are also "tubeless ready"!
The new generation 26mm wide rims are perfectly suited to disc-brake riding. They are very strong, yet very light and very forgiving to ride. Ideal for tyres from 25mm right up to 60mm and beyond. Perfect for running tyres at lower pressure and arguably 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 K1-50UC's are handbuilt 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!
HUBS: We use quality Miche, Bitex 6-drive, and DT Swiss hubs ( All are supplied as standard in Centerlock builds -we can supply in 6-bolt if required).
|MODEL||Full Carbon Clincher/Tubeless, 700 C|
|VERSIONS||CHOICE OF DECALS|
|FINISH||UD MATTE CARBON|
|RIM||50mm vertical height, U-shaped, 26mm wide, 19mm internal width.|
SAPIM RACE or PSR 1422
2-cross FRONT /REAR
|NIPPLES||ALPINA NYLOC BLUE POWER|
|HUB OPTIONS||Miche, Bitex 6-Drive or DTSwiss|
|SUGGESTED MAX RIDER||
|WEIGHT||FROM 1610 grams For MICHE/PSR AERO
FROM 1560 grams For BITEX/PSR AERO
(WEIGHTS VARY WITH AXLE/SPOKE TYPE)
Shipping Weight (Box plus wheels)
Can't fault Andy's service. After a good deal of online research, I dropped Andy a line and within 30mins he called me to discuss. He then did a load of research on my bike and independently identified that the manufacturer had published an inaccurate measurement, and made allowances for this in the build. Had he not done this due diligence (or I had chosen an off the peg set from elsewhere) I'd have bought wheels that didn't fit. I went for six bolt Bitex hubs and CXRay spokes. They're light, spin beautifully (a genuine, noticeable gain on downhills and flats), stiff in the climbs, great value and look the business. Highly recommended.
What a fantastic set of wheels. Built with (my own) Hope hubs which are my go to hubs for MTB and road. The build quality and finish is exceptional and the service I had deciding on the build was expertly given. They finish off the look and performance of my Kinesis gf-ti build and I couldn't be more pleased.
I gained 1 mile extra per 30 minutes of riding. I am still new to the sport only 450ish miles on the new bike. The ride is so amazing its like riding on cotton. I also had to adjust the seat again, but overall 8.92 miles in 30 minutes. That was with a pretty stiff 20ish mile an hour head wind a good part of the ride.
Will do a few shots of scenery of where I ride this weekend and thanks so much for the rims, they are excuse the language but f*****g amazing as far as softness, the cross winds do move the bike when its breezy for sure, the rolling resistance @ 60 lbs is the sweet spot at least for me. I think I could run 55, but will stay at 60 for the time. I have posted you all over facebook and I have a few overseas friends who might order.
After looking for several months for a set of carbon aero tubeless wheels I finally decided to give Andy a call. Very professional & knowledgable I decided to order a set with CXray spokes & bitex centre lock. When you think a set of Mavic’s or Zipp of similar speck is nearly double the price it’s a no brainier. Arrived well packaged. After riding several hundred miles I’m really pleased & best of my bike looks great & had lots of compliments