INTENDED USE: This wheelset is ideal for both shorter and longer Time Trials and Triathlons. Where speed and aerodynamics and WEIGHT SAVING are king. This is our tried-and-tested, lightweight, full carbon deep wheelset.
Now with 3.2mm ultra-bladed aero spokes as standard and Formula sealed bearing hubs. Or you can upgrade the hubs and spokes to the lighter Ambrosio Italian sealed hubs with PSR lightweight aero spokes.
Or upgrade to our AeroFlow model (ULTRA-LOW DRAG) or our lightest SuperAeroLight model (BITEX superlight hubs with super-light PSR aero spokes). To put this into a 'real world' context... our lightest version is some 5% lighter than the equivalent Zipp wheelset!
Your wheels will be hand built to order here in the UK by Andy Morgan, owner and founder of k1 wheels. Turnaround time is Normally 7-11 days (current actual build times shown at checkout.)
The 58/85UC deep wheelset is superbly aero, beautifully balanced, and reassuringly well constructed from industry standard Japanese carbon.
The 58mm semi-toroidal front wheel is both superbly aerodynamic and extremely light.(this is the advantage that full carbon offers) The rim shape gives it superb cross-wind handling characteristics too.
This is coupled with our ultra-deep rear 85mm deep rear - to minimise drag and give you every watt of power - and at superbly low weight. FROM 1695 to 1845 grams per PAIR. (details below)
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.
The 23mm wide 58/85UC's 's are built around our modern "semi U" shaped structural carbon semi-toroidal aero rim. designed to run best with 25c to 40c wide tyres but will also run 23c tyres fine). The rim is designed to cut through the air going forward, whilst maintaining a superb lateral integrity to cross-winds across a full range of wind "yaw" angles.
In terms of rim width we think we've really hit the sweet spot at 23-24mm wide. We carefully explored all of the many possible widths that aero wheels are being developed in. We developed and continually honed our own testing protocols to this effect - and critically we looked at a whole raft of practical issues too that many rim makers simply overlook. For example frame spacing: Yes its possible to go wider than 23-24mm but at what point do wheels begin to compromise the frame. The last thing you want is to find that your carbon wheels rub your frame the moment you get out of the saddle! 23-24mm wide is in our view the best blend of performance and practical usability in our experience.
Narrow Clearance Frame?: if you have a narrow clearance frame - we can special order in some 20mm wide rims for you and we do find that's the only solution for owners of many older bikes.
NOTE: These wheels are ideal for UK roads and descents in all but the hottest weathers. If you are intending to race very long descents in hot weathers (such as continental summer sportives or just want a more familiar braking feel - you may want to look at our full-carbon filament-wound wheels. All full carbon rim-brake wheels (from all brands) do need more considered "pulsed" braking on long hot descents to prevent rims from heating too much (Our full-carbon filament-wound rims have amongst the highest temperature-resistant rim tech available!). Keep it safe and keep it simple: If you are in any doubt in unfamiliar conditions - Use your Alloys that day. We also advise avoiding latex inner-tubes in unusually hot conditions and upgrading brake-blocks to SwissStop Black Prince.
The technology has come such a long way in recent years that most riders are now fine with full-carbons, and they are lighter of course. We just like to give our customers all the facts . In fact we have never had a single rim issue on any our carbon wheels - we think this is because we are very straight with people about their relative advantages and disadvantages! And please do read our page on safe braking/usage and care for your carbon wheels HERE
|RIM||FULL structural carbon
CLINCHER ONLY - NOT TUBELESS
|FREEHUB FITTING||SHIM/SRAM 7/8/9/10/11 or CAMPAG 9/10/11|
|HUB||FORMULA or upgrade to AMBROSIO, Miche or BITEX|
|BEARINGS||Sealed Cartridge throughout|
|SPOKES||PSR Aero 1432 (Bladed) or upgrade to PSR aero
1422 lightweight spokes
|NIPPLES||Alpina Blu power Nyloc Self-locking|
|CARBON BRAKE BLOCKS||Included|
|WEIGHT||1695 grams SuperAerolight Version
1780 grams Aerolight Version
1795 grams Aeroflow Version
1845 grams AERO Version
|Suggested max rider weight||Up to 110kg|
Shipping Weight (Box plus wheels)
I'd been searching for a new pair of wheels for my TT bike for a number of months prior to finding Kinetic One. These wheels met all my requirements and the service from Andy has been fantastic. I wanted a pair of aero wheels that I'd be able to use in all weather conditions as well as being fast! I've had them on my TT bike for a month now and they feel and look fantastic. At a recent standard distance triathlon I was 10 mins quicker on the 40km bike and finished just outside the top 10 overall. I was using a different bike (and more training) than the previous last year but I'm sure the wheels helped. I'll be using them for IMUK in July with the confidence that they will be fast and reliable. - Bradford
I'd been searching for a new pair of wheels for my TT bike for a number of months prior to finding Kinetic One. These wheels met all my requirements and the service from Andy has been fantastic. I wanted a pair of aero wheels that I'd be able to use in all weather conditions as well as being fast! I've had them on my TT bike for a month now and they feel and look fantastic. At a recent standard distance triathlon I was 10 mins quicker on the 40km bike and finished just outside the top 10 overall. I was using a different bike (and more training) than the previous last year but I'm sure the wheels helped. I'll be using them for IMUK in July with the confidence that they will be fast and reliable.
Recently purchased a set of wheels for my TT bike after a long discussion with Andy at Kinetic - One who was really helpful and pleased to chat. Who can argue with the price? Yes I know there are better known names out there (with much higher price tags) and there are lighter weight ones out there (you know we've all heard the arguments for and against wheel weight). Having now ridden these wheels on a local 10 TT, I have a number of conclusions; they look fantastic ... they sound fantastic (maybe not disc sounding fantastic but hey!) ... they will help me go faster ... they are more than worth the money. I trust and hope these wheels will see me good for a while but am assured by the fact that any issues I know Kinetic - One will be more than happy to help out. Can't praise the wheels or the service enough - K1 wheels are comparable with the best at a fraction of the price.
Wheels fettled and given fiery baptism. Course PB and top ten placing. I reckon worth 20-30 secs over 10m. They look the business too.
Really really pleased with the wheels and they look great on my bike.
The whole experience of buying from Kinetic is easy, hassle free and quick delivery. Highly recommended!!!!
Andy just to let you know, used the wheels you made me last year at a duathlon this morning, almost 6 minuets off my bike time, they felt so fast!
Can’t recommend you wheels, highly enough, they really are class , even the winter wheels I bought from you are brilliant, and I have been through some wheels in my cycling and triathlon years , (56 now lol). thank you - will let you know how rest of races go.