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2018 Kinetic-One K155UC (Full Carbon Wheelset)
2018 Kinetic-One K155UC (Full Carbon Wheelset)
2018 Kinetic-One K155UC (Full Carbon Wheelset)
2018 Kinetic-One K155UC (Full Carbon Wheelset)
2018 Kinetic-One K155UC (Full Carbon Wheelset)
6 reviews

2018 Kinetic-One K155UC (Full Carbon Wheelset)

£1,270.00
£790.00

Product information

SOLD OUT - MORE DUE IN Nov 2017
 

INTENDED USE: Our "Do Everything" full carbon wheelset. Fullly updated with the latest carbon tech - this wheelset is ideal for Time Trials, Triathlons, and also spot-on for sportives and general road work.  They are "2-Way Fit", Meaning they are designed for both clincher tyres and the new generation of tubeless tyres.

YOUR WHEELS WILL BE HANDBUILT TO ORDER HERE IN THE UK, BY ANDY MORGAN, OWNER AND FOUNDER OF KINETIC-ONE
. TURNAROUND TIME IS 4-7 DAYS.

 




This is the newest of our K1 full-carbon handbuilt wheelsets. At  55mm deep and 24mm wide, with a full carbon u-shaped rim profile - it is aimed at those riders who prefer an ultra-modern slightly wider rimmed wheelset.

Standard spec weight is approx 1700 grams. When specced with the wonderfully aero and light CXray spokes.... They come in UNDER 1500 Grams a PAIR!! And they are also "tubeless ready"!

Handbuilt by Andy Morgan in the K1 workshop in Gloucestershire. We combine traditional wheel-building techniques with cutting edge technology. And the world of carbon wheel-tech moves endlessly forward! Exciting times!


        

Our 2018 series sees the introduction of brand new filament-wound fully robotic-built ultra-high temperature K1-55UC rims. Sounds fancy: Filament winding technology is an automated method which has revolutionised rim consistency in the manufacture of full carbon wheels.

Not only does this make for stronger, longer lasting wheels - but also the nature of the "winding process"  facilitates another new technology that massively increases braking capability - especially at high temperatures.  

The filament winding process enables the injection of a patented ultra heat resistant resin - directly into the carbon filaments - whilst the rim is built. This means the rim's braking surface is fully impregnated with resin during manufacture - rather than a braking surface being added to the surface of the rim post-production.

This makes for better braking - especially on long hot descents. Our 2018 rims have their braking performance tested up to 220 degrees celcius.  This is 60 degrees higher than our previous rims.


YOU CAN RUN THESE WHEELS WITH CLINCHERS OR WITH TUBELESS TYRES: IF YOU WANT US TO SUPPLY AND FIT THE NEW GENERATION SCHWALBE ONE TUBELESS PRO TYRES WE CAN DO THIS FOR £133 (Includes tyres/tapes/sealant/valves and extenders - so that you're ready to ride them straight out of the box. CLICK HERE if you'd like to purchase this option!


The 55UC wheelset is the partner to our long established K155c wheelset, which has an alloy braking surface.  Ideal for tyres from 25c right up to 30c and beyond. Perfect for running tyres at lower pressure and arguably more aerodynamic and faster rolling than traditional hoops!

The rim width debate will continue to rage and rage. What with rims now available from 19 mm right through to 28mm wide. We've decided to go straight down the middle and our rims are Significantly wider than old-school rims but not crazy wide. We think that's the best place to be!


(If you do need narrower rims due to frame clearance issues - or you may just prefer them! -  we can special order in some 20mm rims for you and we do find that's the only solution for users of many brands of bikes (Notably Scotts for example!)

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.


Technical Specification

RIM
Full Carbon Clincher  700 C - Filament wound with patented Ultra-High Temp Resin impregnated braking surface.

55mm U-shaped, 24mm wide,  Full carbon Clincher rim - TUBELESS COMPATIBLE.  UD MATTE CARBON
 
FREEHUB FITTING SHIM/SRAM 7/8/9/10/11 or  CAMPAG 9/10/11
HUB Ambrosio, Miche Italian sealed hubs as standard or upgrade to formula double sealed hubs or the Amazing Bitex 6-Drive hubs.
Please note all  hubs except Bitex are supplied with QR's
BEARINGS Sealed Cartridge throughout – All hub types
SPOKE OPTIONS SAPIM LASER SEMI-AERO
PSR Aero Bladded 
Sapim CXRay -  Ultra light-ultra aero
NIPPLES Alpina Blu power Nyloc Self-locking (the best!)
RIM TAPES Included
QUICK RELEASE Included
Carbon specific brake pads Included
WEIGHT (without QR/tapes) 1698 GRAMS PER PAIR  standard configuration campag (shim +30gms)
1482GRAMS PER PAIR  DT240 or BITEX 12-12/CXRAY configuration
1463GRAMS PER PAIR  BITEX 10-12/CXRAY configuration
SUGGESTED MAX RIDER WEIGHT  95KG - WE CAN BUILD FOR HEAVIER RIDERS (CONTACT US)

 Shipping Weight / Product Code

Weight: 4kg

Reviews

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Peter Chapman - SE 10
I bought these on recommendation from a friend. I've nothing to compare them with as they are my first and only (ever i suspect) pair of carbon wheels. I do know they make me go faster and make my bike look very nice. Being able to choose the finish colour is a very nice touch. Thank you.
David Thomas - West Glam
I do love these wheels. It did take some serious soul-searching before i finally hit the button and went for wider rims. (I used to race on 16mm rims back in olden-times!) I did have a few problems with setup as My Tektro brake calipers could not really handle the width of the rim. As soon as I put some Shimano brakes on all fine and I have not looked back - 28c tyres are so comfortable too. Brave new world!
Paul Bradley - Dublin, Ireland
I carried out a lot of research before deciding to purchase the K155UC carbon clinchers wheels with 28mm wide tyres. I decided to go for lighter Sapim CRray on Bitex hubs, so they would be lighter than my existing wheel set. I have found a marked increase in speed on the flat using the same effort / power & down hill speed has increased also. Really like how they look. So all in all I'm very happy with my purchase at a very competitive price & would highly recommend these wheels to others.
Matt Clifford - Barwell
Great wheels, they look and feel great to ride. A great improvement on the standard wheels that came with the bike. Excellent communication and delivery information.
Trevor Lockley - Staines
Didn''t have the money for Zipps - wanted wheels that were aero, and a bit nice - but also had to be tough - as i''ve not alot of dosh! The kinetics have done me proud in sportifs and doing a few tri''s. For the money they are really something. They did forget to include Quicl Releases - but i rang up and they came next day.
Matt Wilson - UK
Just wanted to say thanks for the wheels. They're great. Lightweight, strong and true. Took them on the club chaingang and had lots of people asking where they're from so hopefully put a few more customers your way. Attached a photo of them on my old btwin Mach 740. Forgot to mention, superb value for money (see gallery)

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