INTENDED USE: The ST (Super Tough) version of Our Ultimate Road/Gravel disc-brake wheelset. Combining all the knowledge and experience we've built up over the past 20 years. The 46's combine low weights, with maximal aero gains, married to the latest rim profiles (to get the most from modern tyre systems). And on top of all this: the FILAMENT-WOUND construction makes them prodigiously strong. Rims are rated to 125kg - AND WE EMPLOY HUBS AND SPOKES SPECIFICALLY AIMED AT BIGGER GUYS!
At 27.5mm wide with superb aero characteristics married to the superlative strength that filament winding offers - they can also be used on TARMAC, TRAIL and CYCLOCROSS.
We designed them specifically to get the best out of the new generation clincher and tubeless tyres. Optimised for road tyres in the range of 25 to 32mm range - they will also take gravel/adventure tyres right through to 50mm and beyond.
Our objective for the 46FW wheelset was simple and clear: To achieve a 'strength-to-weight-to-aero' ratio as high as current technologies will allow.
With a particular focus on Sportive type events - and weighing in from as little as 1450 grams, they are rated for riders up to 127.5kg . That’s very light and tough for a 46mm deep, fully tubeless/clincher compatible wheelset.
Our premium full-carbon wheelset utilises patented “filament-wound”, robotic-built, ultra-high temperature K1-46FW rims.
Sounds fancy: Filament winding technology is an automated method which has revolutionised rim consistency in the manufacture of full carbon wheels. Each rim is made from single carbon filaments precisely wound into shape - with no joints or junctions - this enables a uniformity and strength that builds into the roundest and most balanced wheels possible.
This extends into the quality control stages where each and every rim is X-Rayed to ensure uniformity and compliance.
Your wheels will be Handbuilt to order here in the uk by Andy Morgan, owner and founder of k1 wheels. (Exact current build times are shown above).
Offered With Full Warranty and professional mechanic support in-house.
This is the newest of our K1 carbon wheelsets. At 28mm wide, with a full carbon u-shaped rim profile - it is aimed at those riders who prefer an ultra-modern wider rimmed wheelset.
The standard MICHE/PSR configuration is ideal for riders to 120kg.
When specced in the fabulous BITEX 106 futureproofed build with PSR aero spokes), is tougher still with weights down to a tiny 1575 Grams a PAIR.
Or you can upgrade to our BITEX BX207 Build. This adds CXRAY spokes and takes the lightest options for our toughest carbon wheels to little over 1700 grams! ... and is tough enough for very demanding riders. The worlds toughest high-performance spokes and hubs! The hubs employ double the number of bearings that normally hubs use!
It's 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.
They 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!
HUBS : We use the superbly versatile and lightweight Miche and Bitex 6-drive hubs, WE NOW ALSO OFFER THE ULTIMATE IN HIGH-STRENGTH PERFORMANCE HUBS:
|MODEL||Filament wound - full carbon aero rim. 700c|
|VERSIONS||CHOICE OF DECALS|
|FINISH||UD MATTE CARBON|
46mm deep, U-shaped, 28mm wide external, 21mm wide internal,
Full carbon Clincher rim - (Clincher & Tubeless ready)
|SPOKE OPTIONS||28/28 PSR1422 or SAPIM CX RAY
2-cross FRONT /REAR
|NIPPLES||ALPINA NYLOC BLUE POWER|
|HUB OPTIONS||Miche, Bitex 106 or Bitex 207|
|SUGGESTED MAX RIDER||
28/28 SPOKE -SEE DROPDOWN MENUS ABOVE
FROM 1730 grams (BITEX 207 /CXRAY)
FROM 1575 grams - (BITEX 106 / PSR)
FROM 1620 grams - (MICHE/PSR)
(WEIGHTS FOR XDR - AND VARY WITH AXLE/ROTOR TYPE)
Shipping Weight (Box plus wheels)