INTENDED USE: General road riding, TT's, shorter Tri's, and all-round ‘best bike bling!’ The 42TL Duo's are the new CLINCHER/TUBELESS version of our do-everything aero wheelset. If you're going to invest in one pair of wheels for a range of uses, then we think this is the one to go for.
Aerodynamic: with deep section wider rim and PSR Aero spokes as standard, Handbuilt by us -here in the UK. Superbly smooth rolling with low-drag sealed bearings, and very strong. They do look very nice too (please see our gallery!)
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
The latest updated version of our tried and tested K1-42SL wheelset: Fully styled, faster rolling WITH NEW AMBROSIO SEALED BEARING HUBS. Or upgrade to the super-tough and ultra-low drag Miche Primato hubs. See data here
The paired nature of the drive and non drive spokes means that lateral forces are balanced more evenly than on a traditional spoked wheel (where the spokes alternate.) They are ideal for riders looking for a fast durable investment wheelset.
At 23mm wide they are wider by 3mm than last years model. This makes for a faster rolling wheel by minimising road contact. It also enables a far more comfortable and aerodynamically optimised tyre/rim intersection.
Your wheels have our signature all-black 'Graphite' finish for a really stealthy look. The graphite finish means the entire rim (including the braking surface) has a dark grey finish. You can choose our stealth/black/dark grey decals for a look as in the photo’s here. Or you can choose to have your wheels built with any of our 10 coloured decal options. Our Graphite coating is chemically bonded onto the alloy giving a penetration to a depth of up to 50 microns thick. (Compare this to the standard for most wheels of 10 micron depth). Not only does the finish look fantastic - it Increases wear life of rims and gives quicker braking.
|RIM||42 mm deep Tubeless and clincher rim|
|FREEHUB FITTING||SHIM/SRAM 7/8/9/10/11 OR CAMPAG 9/10/11|
|HUB||BLACK Ambrosio Sealed OR Miche Primato and Bitex upgrade options|
|BEARINGS||Sealed bearing hubs|
|SPOKES||PSR aero spokes in BLACK|
|NIPPLES||Brass - Ni coated|
|WEIGHT||From 1890 gram|
|Suggested max rider weight||110kg|
WE ASK ALL CUSTOMERS TO REVIEW THEIR WHEELS - SEE BELOW FOR REVIEWS OF OUR K142 DUO WHEELS:
Shipping Weight (Box plus wheels)
This is my second set of wheels from Andy. The first set are over 6+ years old, still as good as when they arrived, absolutely bomb proof, look fantastic, roll extremely smoothly and very quick. They have carried me over numerous Ironman events and many sportives. I wanted some new wheels for my aero bike and after a long time looking at different makes I came back to Kinetic One. A right decision - I've been hugely impressed with the K1-42TL and I have made the right choice. If like my other set these will cope with all weather conditions, all distances and road surfaces. The new version are lighter and save me constantly switching wheels between bikes. As I get back into racing I will be coming back at a later point for a set of carbon wheels from Andy. Top service - thank you once again for a fantastic product offering superb value for money - plus they look stunning.
Was looking around for carbon wheels and then I saw these. They did a good selling job with what they wrote as I was a bit nervous about carbon wheel strength anyway - so it touched a nerve. I love these wheels. had them only 2 months so can't comment on long term durability yet - but they are still so true and really feel incredibly strong when riding them over bad roads etc. Bought them to race on but have to say that they are on my bike 24/7 already!
I can honestly say that the wheels are amazing. The spin up very quick, very smooth and the hubs are very slick and quiet. Interestingly they are very predictable and hardly move when hit by a cross wind.
Overall very very happy and an image of them has been liked across the Ridley cycling Facebook page over 100 times and the guys from my cycling club think they are a great looking wheel set and all thought that they were carbon.