INTENDED USE: BRAND NEW TUBULAR VERSION OF OUR 50FW WHEELSET FOR RIM BRAKES. With weights as low as 1250 grams - This is the latest version of our Premium “Ultimate” full carbon 50mm deep 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.
DELIVERY TIME APPROX 3-4 WEEKS
This wheelset is ideal for Road, Sportives, Triathlons, CYCLOCROSS and also spot-on for Time Trials too.
The standard, supertough AEROLIGHT build version weighs only 1325 GRAMS grams (see below).
If you want all out aero gains: the AERO build version with full-on 3mm bladed spokes is the model to go for. The bladed spokes add about 100 grams.
For Maximum Aerodynamics and Lightness: go for our SUPERAEROLIGHT build version (with the wonderfully aero psr superlight spokes/Bitex Superlight hubs).... They come in at 1250 Grams a PAIR!!
Or if you want it all - Aerodynamics, Lightness combined with the world's best engineered hubs then go for the Ultimate DT240s/Cxray build version.
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).
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.
NOTE: Whilst rim tech has leapt forward in recent years - there are still some major things users of carbon wheels need to know! Please do read our page on safe braking and care for your carbon wheels HERE
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 TUBULAR TYRES ONLY: IF YOU WANT US TO SUPPLY AND FIT ... WE CAN DO THIS FOR YOU. PLEASE CONTACT US..
At 24.5mm wide, these are significantly wider than old-school rims to take advantage of recent developments in our understanding of what maximises aerodynamics and minimises rolling resistance.
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 Tubular 700 C - Filament wound with patented Ultra-High Temp Resin impregnated braking surface.
50mm vertical depth (55mm deep measured circumferentially) U-shaped, 24.5mm wide, Full carbon tubular rim - 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||K1 Bladed Black, OR PSR aero, or Sapim CXRay|
|NIPPLES||Alpina Blu power Nyloc Self-locking (the best!)|
|Carbon specific brake pads||Included|
|WEIGHT||1325 GRAMS PER PAIR Aerolight Version.
1250 GRAMS PER PAIR SUPERAEROLIGHT version
1425 GRAMS PER PAIR. AERO Version
(weights campag - add 27 grams shimano)
|SUGGESTED MAX RIDER||120kg|
Shipping Weight (Box plus wheels)