2024 Kinetic-One K1-40FW ULTIMATE Carbon RIM BRAKE Wheelset
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INTENDED USE: Combining superb aerodynamic gains with superb build quality, and achieving weights as low as 1285 grams - This is the latest version of our Premium Ultimate full carbon 40mm deep Sportive/Triathlon/TT aero wheelset.
OUR WHEELS ARE STRONG: RATED TO 120kg.
Aimed at riders who want all the fantastic benefits of quality carbon without going too deep. This maybe because you are a nervous descender worried about crosswinds - or simply that you value weight-saving as much as aero gains.
Incorporating 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 and longer distance and hillier triathlon and time trial courses. They are "2-Way Fit", Meaning they are designed for both clincher tyres and the new generation of tubeless tyres.
Your wheels will be hand built to order in the UK. (current build times are 14-21 days).
BUILD VERSIONS (Hub and Spoke Options)
Our standard SUPERAEROLIGHT build uses the superb Bitex hubs from Taiwan (the world’s longest established hub maker!). Both options laced with Pillars excel PSR Aero spokes.
If you want the lightest possible builds then our 1305 Grams SUPERAEROLIGHT++ build is spec'd with the wonderfully aero and light CXray spokes/Bitex Superlight hubs.... And these are tough rims rated to 120kg riders.
Or if you must have the best we have our DT SWISS and Carbon-Ti versions! The Carbon-Ti build comes in at a stunning 1285 Grams
All versions built 20/24 as standard. Please let us know if you would like us to build 20/20 or 24/24 spokes instead.
Our premium full-carbon wheelset utilises patented filament-wound, robotic-built, ultra-high temperature K1-40FW rims.
Sounds fancy: Filament winding technology is an automated method which has revolutionised rim consistency in the manufacture of full carbon wheels. Made from single carbon filaments - 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.
This new model is also lighter than last years. Again this is due to the precise control that filament winding enables.
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 longer descents. These rims have their braking performance tested up to 250 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 leaped 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
Handbuilt here in the UK. 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 YOU (Includes tyres/tapes/sealant/valves and extenders - so that you're ready to ride them straight out of the box.
Ideal for tyres from 23mm-30mm.
The rim width debate will continue to rage and rage. What with rims now avail able 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 Warranty
Full Carbon Clincher 700 C - Filament wound with patented Ultra-High Temp Resin impregnated braking surface. Torayca Higher Modulus Carbon (Japan)
38.8mm vertical depth, U-shaped, 25.5mm wide, Full carbon Clincher rim - TUBELESS COMPATIBLE. UD MATTE CARBON
|FREEHUB FITTING||SHIM/SRAM 7/8/9/10/11/12 or CAMPAG 9/10/11/12 or XDR 11/12|
|HUB||Ambrosio, Bitex, Bitex SL, DT350 or DT240 hubs. And now Carbon-Ti 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|
(+/- 20 grams)
1380 GRAMS PER PAIR SUPERAEROLIGHT VERSION
1330 GRAMS PER PAIR DT240 EXP ULTIMATE VERSION
1305 GRAMS PER PAIR SUPERAEROLIGHT++ VERSION
1285 GRAMS PER PAIR Carbon-Ti VERSION
PLEASE NOTE QUOTED WEIGHTS ABOVE ARE LIGHTEST VERSIONS WITH ALLOY NIPPLES - BY DEFAULT WE BUILD WITH TOUGHER BLACK BRASS NIPPLES. Let us know when you order if you want alloy.
|SUGGESTED MAX RIDER||120kg|