INTENDED USE: This is the new lighter version of our "Best-selling Multi-functional Road/Tri" carbon wheelset. With its 23mm wide rim with ALLOY braking surface this wheelset is ideal for Time Trials, Triathlons, and also spot-on for all but the windiest of sportives/road riding and bunch racing. If you need one set of all-purpose carbons then these (or the new 58c's) are the one's to go for!
With alloy braking surfaces you don't need special brake pads and braking is better than with Full-carbon clinchers (particularly on very long descents)
Your wheels will be handbuilt to order here in the uk by Andy Morgan, owner and founder of k1 wheels. Turnaround time is 4-7 days!
Offered With Full 2 Year Warranty Plus A 14 Day "No Quibble Returns Policy" - If You're Not In Love With These Wheels The Moment You Get Them Just Send Them Back For A Refund Any Time Within 14 Days Of Receipt.
These are our stunning 2018 K1 Carbon 50c section 700c clincher wheels (for inner tubes and tyres). For Road or Time Trial or Tri bikes. They have alloy braking surfaces. This is the newest version of our best-selling carbon wheels - Includes lovely new 20/24 spoke choices - some lighter, some more aero, and some in superb new colours to make your bike simply stunning!
We can supply them with a range of clincher tyres - NOW INCLUDING what we reckon is the fastest all-round clincher combination known to humankind: This is the Conti GP4000iiS tyres, paired with latex inner tubes. The combination of rolling resistance tests and formal aerodynamics assessments affirms this is the best way to go for all out speed. And when we say "all-round" we mean for real world riding. There are slightly faster tyres ... but they won't last 5 minutes on UK roads! (The GP4000's have puncture protection and are strong as well as blisteringly fast).
Whilst we don't formally have maximum rider weights, these wheels are aimed at riders up to about 95 kg max. We are now offering these wheels with 24/28 spoke option for heavier riders. If you are heavier we can now build you a set!. (Please contact us)
The 50's are built around our modern "semi U" shaped structural carbon semi-toroidal aero rim. designed to run best with 25c to 40c wide tyres but will also run 23c tyres fine). The rim is designed to cut through the air going forward, whilst maintaining a superb lateral integrity to cross-winds across a full range of wind "yaw" angles.
Unlike the vast majority of alu-carbon deep-section aero wheelsets, the K1-50c's are also designed to be super-strong. Perfect for racing and still strong enough to train on. Lighter wheels are available but we have decided to prioritise strength and durability ... as this is what we have become known for! (We do of course offer some superb weight saving upgrades too). We also wanted to keep it simple and versatile! The inclusion of an alloy braking surface means you can use your K1 wheels without having to use carbon specific brake blocks. This is a massive benefit for most riders.
|RIM||structural carbon with alu braking surfaces|
|FREEHUB FITTING||SHIM/SRAM 7/8/9/10/11 or CAMPAG 9/10/11|
|HUB||Ambrosio, Miche standard hubs, or upgrade to / Formula / Bitex|
|BEARINGS||Sealed Cartridge throughout – All hub types|
|SPOKES||20 front / 24 rear - RANGE OF CHOICES!|
|NIPPLES||Alpina Blu power Nyloc Self-locking (the best!)|
|WEIGHT||1610 grams per pair Bitex Raf10/Rar12
1630 grams per pair DT240 or Bitex Raf12/Rar12
1830 grams per pair( campag with standard hubs /Sapim RACE spokes.
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