INTENDED USE: Our LIGHTWEIGHT / SUPERTOUGH / AERO 650b multi-use GRAVEL/TRAIL/CROSS/ ALLOY DISC wheelset.
At 26 mm deep with a maximal 29mm external width (23.5mm internal) this wheelset adds AERO characteristics to superlative strength and handling - they are equally home on GRAVEL, OFF-ROAD, CYCLOCROSS and mixed TARMAC/TRAIL riding.
Designed also to get the best out of the new generation of 650b multi-terrain tubeless and clincher tyres.
What's so amazing about 650's? Well, if you have a modern road disc brake bike with road focused 700c wheels then this wheelset is the perfect compliment when you want to take your bike off the tarmac! Your bike will also - almost certainly - take a 650b wheelset - with its massively high volume / wider tyres. This offers you unparalleled performance, comfort, grip, and reliability!
And when fitted with 48mm tyres, for example, your 650b wheels have exactly the same overall diameter as a set of 700c wheels with 28mm tyres. Why does that matter? Well it means you can literally hot-swap between your 700c road wheels and your off-road 650b's .... without any change in the bikes setup/geometry. We think that is both pretty cool ... and moreover it really unleashes the power of your disc-equipped bike!!
These wheels will take both the new generation 'Road Plus' 35mm - 56mm tyres AND the more full-on 'all-terrain' 27.5 inch MTB style 'Gravel Plus' 2.0 - 2.1 inch tyres. And if none of this makes any sense to you .... don't worry, we're here to help. It's all moving so fast of course. The main thing to remember is that 650b's will add a whole new dimension to your bike and your riding.
Built with super strong/light PSR aero spokes and a choice of excellent MICHE PRIMATO, Bitex and DTSwiss disc hubs. For all-round usage we recommend the MICHE hubs. For fast cleaner terrain go for Bitex. If you can stretch the budget to DT Swiss hubs ... then you can have it all!
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 9-11 days. (Exact times at checkout.)
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 wheelsets. It is aimed at those riders who prefer an ultra-modern wider rimmed wheelset. When specced with the wonderfully aero, light, strong PSR Aero spokes .... They come in at 1465 grams - or upgrade to the ultimate Dt240s hubs and get weights down to 1420 Grams a PAIR!! And they are also "tubeless ready"!
(The above weights are if we build with reinforced superlight Alpina Bontrager hex head nipples. These are amazingly light and durable (and pricey - but we don't charge extra!) If you intend to seriously go off road or to get muddy we can build with the slightly heavier brass version).
The new generation wide rims are perfectly suited to disc-brake riding. They are very strong, yet very light and very forgiving to ride. Featuring the latest rim tech these wheels are specified for TUBELESS AND CLINCHER tyres from 35mm right up to 60mm and beyond.
It's also 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 K1-26 650b'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!
ROTOR / HUB FITMENT : We use MICHE and Bitex 6-drive hubs. WE NOW ALSO OFFER THE ULTIMATE IN PERFORMANCE HUBS. The DTSwiss 240 series.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL HUB OPTIONS ARE SHOWN AS CENTERLOCK - WE CAN SUPPLY ALL OUR HUBS IN 6-BOLT FITTING TOO.
|MODEL||26mm deep, 29mm wide (23.5mm internal), alloy aero rim.
For road/trail/gravel/ general cyclocross riding:
Use 650b 'Road Plus' /'Cyclocross' TUBELESS or CLINCHER tyres 35-60mm .
Use 27.5 'Gravel Plus' / 'MTB' TUBELESS or CLINCHER tyres 2.0-2.1 inches max
|SPOKE OPTIONS||24/24 PSR AERO 1422 or SAPIM CX RAY
2-cross FRONT /REAR
|NIPPLES||ALPINA NYLOC BLUE POWER|
|HUB OPTIONS||Bitex 6-Drive or DTSwiss 240|
|SUGGESTED MAX RIDER||24/24 SPOKE 120kg
|WEIGHT||FROM 1495 grams upwards. For MICHE/PSR AERO
FROM 1465 grams upwards For BITEX/PSR AERO
FROM 1420 grams upwards For DT240/ cxray
(WEIGHTS VARY WITH AXLE/SPOKE TYPE)
Shipping Weight (Box plus wheels)