Worlds Lightest Deep Alloys : 2024 Kinetic-One K1-42SL Vapour - RIM BRAKE Wheelset
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INTENDED USE: What we believe to be the WORLD'S LIGHTEST ALLOY DEEP-SECTION WHEELSET.
They are so light they are as good for climbing as they are for Time Trial and triathlon. And with the reassurance of alloy braking and high-strength..... they may just be the only set of CLINCHER wheels you will ever need..
Deep alloys from 1495 grams to 1750 grams. How is this even possible? - when the lightest wheels offered by the big brands are factory wheelsets over half a pound heavier.
The answer is pretty simple. Take the best aerospace alloys and lightest (affordable!) hubs and spokes. Then pay huge attention to every detail down to spoke nipples and rim welds. Then hand build these wonderful components to incredibly tight tolerances and you're there.
And whilst these wheels are really very light - they are also very strong! The Vapour's are constructed from the highest grade Nickel strengthened superalloys - these are aerospace grade materials requiring extremely sophisticated manufacturing processes. Very few metalworkers are able to make and work with superalloys in fact as it involves combining metals of vastly differing melting points. It's a bit like Alchemy!
The result is a metal rim with strength similar to Titanium, weight similar to carbon, and responsiveness akin to Steel. You won't find these alloys used on mass-produced bike wheels!
To add further to the strength of these incredibly light wheels, our rims have non-milled joints that are both internally pinned and welded - another sophisticated process - and one which results in a tougher rim structure than conventional welding/milling.
This is what we mean by Light, Strong, Affordable, and Attention-to-detail! We've been building wheels for 20 years now - we see our experience and our questing approach as the final key ingredient!
Your wheels will be hand built to order in the UK. (current build times are 14-21 days).
BUILD VERSIONS (Hub and Spoke Options)
The standard AEROLIGHT build with Italian hubs is a solid entry point.
These wheels really start to fly with ournSUPERAEROLIGHT build which weighs in at only 1595 grams. Designed around superb Bitex instant-engaging hubs. Light tough and capable of withstanding all season usage. Spokes are PSR 1422 superlight aero spokes. This build is not our lightest but is already way way lighter than any other deep alloys from any other brand ..globally!
If you want to reach the heady heights of the worlds absolute lightest deep alloy wheelset - then you will need the SUPERAEROLIGHT++ BUILD or the astonishing Carbon-Ti hub build. The former employs Bitexs lightest hubset and Sapim cxray spokes (the most aero spoke available - anywhere!) and gets the weight down as low as stunning 1525 grams. (That's for XDR version - add about 40 grams for the SHIMANO version.) The Carbon-Ti employs the best materials engineering to produce a wheelset tipping the scales at around 1500 grams.
Or if you simply need the best of all the above - combined with superlative Swiss engineering - then its got to be our DTSwiss 240 ULTIMATE build. About 30 grams heavier but with hubs that last a lifetime!
The use of such wonderful components enables us to produce a true "pro-level" multi-functional aero wheelset, at a reachable price point. Please be aware this is a tough and light wheelset built for UK roads!
Offered With Full Warranty
This wheel has a very specific place in our range (and in our hearts!). A semi deep section lightweight alloy wheel is the perfect "do-everything-wheelset" for multi-gradient triathlons, time trials and even sportives. Designed to run best with 25mm or 23mm tyres.
WE RECOMMEND CONTI GP5000 CLINCHER TYRES FOR THESE WHEELS.
|RIM||Nickel strengthened SuperAlloy|
BLACK -CLINCHER ONLY 40mm deep circumferential)
|FREEHUB FITTING||SHIM/SRAM 7/8/9/10/11/12 or CAMPAG 9/10/11/12 or XDR 11/12|
|HUB||Ambrosio, Bitex standard, Bitex SL or DTSwiss hubs AND now Carbon-Ti hubs|
|BEARINGS||Sealed Cartridge throughout All hub types|
|SPOKES||PSR AERO SL or Sapim Cxray Aero - Black|
|NIPPLES||Alpina Bontrager Hex Nyloc Self-locking - black|
|QUICK RELEASE||Not Included|
WEIGHT (+/- 25 grams) From
1655 grams AEROLIGHT BUILD
1595 grams SUPERAEROLIGHT BUILD
1525 grams SUPERAEROLIGHT++ BUILD (from)
1570 grams ULTIMATE DT240 EXP BUILD
(weights for XDR +35 grams SHIM/CAMPAG)
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.
|Advised Max Rider weights|
70kg 20/20 spokes
90kg 20/24 spokes
110kg 24/28 spokes