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Kinetic-One “K1-42TL AERO“ Deep Alloy wheelset

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Quite simply... The world’s first and only deep-section Tubeless/clincher alloy wheelset

INTENDED USE:  Sportives, Bunch races, time trial and Triathlon (from Sprint to IRONMAN distance.) This is our multi-functional custom built ALLOY aero wheelset. This is a super tough - super aero racing and training wheelset that is equally at home on Summer TT's and fast winter commutes!


It’s for riders who want all the aero benefits of carbon - but want to stick with a more robust material and also save a significant sum of money at the same time. Not the lightest wheels we do of course but an enduring best seller ... now with the added benefit of being tubeless ready.

It seems inconceivable to us: There was not a single deep-alloy TUBELESS & CLINCHER READY wheelset available anywhere on the planet... yet the benefits and need for them is so self-evident. So, in keeping with our long experience of innovation in wheel design... we came up with our own wheels. 

Fully clincher and tubeless ready they are 23mm wide externally and 17.5 internally. Fully performance optimised for 25c and 28c tyres (will also take a 23mm if you have frame clearance issues ... or if you are old skool!)


Super aero rims complimented by black aero bladed spokes. We offer a range of build options - to suit your budget, your weight and depending whether your focus is on ‘all out aero’, or on reducing weight... or on the sheer look of these wheels!

The rims are handmade for us in Northern Italy by craftsmen who we’ve worked with for almost 20 years.


Your wheels will be hand built to order here in the UK by Andy Morgan, owner and founder of k1 wheels. (current build times are shown above).

Offered With Full Warranty

Technical Specification
RIM 42 mm deep aluminium clincher/tubeless rim
HUB Range of options - all with sealed hubs.
BEARINGS Japanese EZO Double sealed bearing hubs
SPOKES 20 front / 24 rear - bladed spokes Aero BLACK
NIPPLES Brass - Ni coated
RIM TAPES Included
WEIGHT AERO version : 1895 grams approx
AEROLIGHT version: 1798 grams approx
(weights campag - add 25 grams shimano)


 Shipping Weight (Box plus wheels)

Weight: 4kg

Customer Reviews

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Marty. - Sunderland

Great service. The wheels are excellent. My only complaint is I have not got out on my bike more this summer.

Great value and they look fantastic too.

The staff were very good with advice and answered all of my emails quickly. All in all I would certainly say give it a go.

Paul Floyd - Filkins

Wheels: K1-42S Duo Stealth. Are there lighter wheels out there? Probably - in fact with admirable candour Andy makes the same point but at this price you will be doing extremely well to find anything better in terms of both looks and function. These wheels want to go and by crikey do they look the part. This is my second round of K1 wheels and I won''t be going anywhere else for the next set, though these look like they will check out long after I do. And a huge chapeau / thanks to Andy for getting them to me way ahead of schedule. You are an absolute star.

Give this man your business - you will be very pleased you did.

Mike Danny Hamilton - Plymouth

Normally I'm a sceptic. With these wheels, it was no different. I'd never heard of Kinetic before and didn't know anyone who owned their wheels. Until a fellow club rider raved about them on his Strava. I also didn't believe how great he said their wheels were....until I rode a pair myself.

The ride is smooth and comfortable. Surprising for deep section alloy. They're responsive up climbs and manageable in crosswinds. I rode them on a windy day across Dartmoor and they were sublime. The hubs are phenomenal too. On my club ride, despite being at least 30kg heavier than most, I found myself losing a lot less speed up crests than the other riders.

I'm very happy with my purchase and they are better than the Shimano RS11s they replaced. Kinetic really are a best kept secret and the value is unbelievable too. A great frame needs great wheels and my frame finally has them.

mark carroll - location

so far i am very impressed with the wheels,they seem to roll really well ,they feel strong enough with my weight around 90 kilo,i have two bikes and these wheels compliment both bikes really well so will have to purchase another set in the future.overall very happy with the service from Andy and i am looking forward to getting some km,s in

James Curtis - Kidderminster

I Got In touch with Andy form Kinetic-1 who was very helpful, i ordered new wheels and they were delivered very promptly. Over the moon when they arrived & looked just great on the bike. I would definitely recommend people to these guys, Superb wheels with a fantastic friendly service.

Bob Gaylard - Peckham

Dear sir, I purchased a set of wheels from you some 3 or 4 months ago.

First impression was they looked very good but I wanted to give them a good road testing before I made my mind up about them. I am very pleased to say I think these wheels are great and I have no hesitation in recommending them to a lot of people who have asked me about them.will be coming back to you when they need replacing which I think will be along while off yet.thanks very much Bob G

john hennessy - Barnet, Hertfordshire

Love these wheels, absolutely love them. They ride like a dream, hubs are silky smooth and before I installed them on the bike I spun them in my hand and that’s is when I started smiling. It becomes a big decision buying a new set, having been through ‘big’ brand wheels and been relatively happy (ish). I phoned/emailed Andy and had a chat with him, he pointed towards these ‘beauties’, the K1-40S wheelset after discussing my preferences. Strong and true out of the box I find they are definitely a step up from the wheels I have had previously and I cannot tell that they are slightly, very slightly heavier than my current wheels, Cosmic Elites, if anything, they respond better on pick up and roll faster at speed. They also certainly feel like they can take more punishment, which on UK roads is a huge bonus and I am looking forward to testing them out for many miles, Thanks Andy, I can’t stop grinning 😊


I would recommend using Kinetic One for an upgrade on wheels. A mix of wheels to suit all budgets. All I can say is

Andy is so helpful on e mail

Order process simple

Delivery tracking process easy

Delivery bang on time

The end result, a happy customer!!! And a great looking bike!!!

Thank you Kinetic. Will use again!!!


James Worsley - Huddersfield

I bought these wheels as a bit of a treat to myself before a big charity ride, I can't recommend them highly enough. I have certainly noticed a difference on how well they roll on the flat and pick up speed on the down-hills, if only they could magic me to the top of some of the hills around here!

I have done a few thousand km's on them now and they haven't missed a beat, they inevitably get some punishment with potholes and I can't see that they have moved an millimetre out of shape in that time.

The customer service from Kinetic was absolutely exemplary, when I had a small issue (my making) it was dealt with swiftly and very fairly, genuinely some of the best service I have ever encountered.

Craig Edmonds - London

Bought these on finance as I could not outright purchase them and could not be more happy with the product. Great buy from a great company!

Michael - North Wales

I spent a while wondering whether or not to get some deep rim wheels and I obviously considered more expensive brands but when I saw the value for money offered by Kinetic 1 I immediately bought from them. These are easily the best alloy wheels I've had, solid, stable and they really look the part! I would definitely recommend them to anybody. (Photo is in the gallery)

Eugene - Birmingham

Wheels have been great, light and fast. Not affected much by cross winds at all. Really pleased with the performance and the look.

Edgar - Bristol

Lovely wheels. Have definitely noticed a big difference and managed to knock 3 mins of my 10 mile time at Castle Coombe recently

Neil Burrows - Warwickshire

Great wheels. They have improved the times on my routes by minutes and look great as well. Get some, you'll not regret it!

Chris Brewer - Camberley Surrey

Great set of wheels at a great price with super fast delivery many thanks.

Gary - Bristol

Very good service, extremely pleased with the wheels, very well built, may not be the lightest out there but definitely one of the best looking ones.Will be back for something lighter when I've finished shedding weight and dont require such a robust wheel.Would recommend these to any one wanting a very solid wheel, that rolls very well, is a bargain price and is different from the crowd..........ps They look the dogs danglers which is what its all about really aint it..cheers

Antony - Devon

Great value for money..have them on my Cube and will put them to good use on time trials in the New Year. already done 500 miles around Dartmoor and these are

far more rigid than my Rolf Vector rims on my focus..... which cost alot more !!

joe rodgers - Stainton

I bought these wheels for my Scott CR1 Team road bike, after months of agonising over the high prices of wheelsets that were being recommended to me by other riders. I couldn't believe the realistic prices that I was seeing when I came across the Kinetic website by pure chance, and the supporting comments from other purchasers were extremely positive.

I'm now pleased to add myself to that list of positive purchasers.

These wheels are fantastic, and have really made a difference to my riding, plus they are much, much stronger than I would have ever have expected.

Check out my full, first ride report, complete with pictures here:


Already thinking about another set for Cannondale Super Six!!!

Mike McCartan - Sheffield

Really pleased with these wheels, I use them for everything from training days to racing.

Great value for money and they look absolutely spot on. They perform really well and are sturdy enough to handle even the worst roads of sheffield - overall I highly recommned them.

The service I''ve had from Kinetic-two has been great and personal which is rare when buying online.

arthur Kelly- Pure amateur cyclist - UK

Bought these wheels (the previous version) to go on my own bike build (from scratch - every single bit) ready for the etape cymru. I rode the dragon on a hire bike with enve wheels so wanted something similar without the price tag and a better braking performance. These were the best purchase I have made for any bike, strong, not too heavy, aerodynamically effective and look damn sexy too and they let you stop, even in the wet. Love the lacing too and as you can see on the photo my build looks very professional with these wheels.....so get some!!!!!! lol Rode the etape in 6hrs 40 mins and did the timed horshoe pass section in 21 min 55secs....the wheels just eat the climbs, rip up the flats and accelerate smoothly downhill....bring on the next dragon!!!!