ORDER VIA EBAY LINK, these wheels are DROPSHIPPED from factory in Taiwan
https://www.ebay.com/itm/274672375294 (Gravel 700c)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/284173288994 (MTB 29er / 700c)
kLite is very much about a 'racers edge' thru well thought out design.
For over 30 years I have been working with PRO riders to create this EDGE that allows them to push further than the rest, this is the kLite advantage.
well it turns out, when we look into the science of wheels, a few facts really stand out when it comes to wheel speed.
in REF to wheels / tyres the relevant theories I used is as follows:
1: As the width of the bag of the tyre approaches the same width of the rim, max aero savings are seen
2: Higher volume and less pressure on rough GRAVEL thru to MTBING is faster than higher pressure less volume.
3: The more vibration absorbed by the wheel, the less sent to the rider.
4: Some up / down compliance is OK, side to side not as good.
5: Aero savings are always there, as long as your wheel is turning.
So it makes sense to create a rim with a short aero profile, that is wide and vertically compliant.
To maximize the effect of fatigue reduction and endurance, we have removed two layers of carbon and swapped them for 2 layers of TeXtream Spread Tow Innegra mesh, very strong very lite, much harder to break than carbon layers, we lay this over the top of the carbon rim, like armor plating. Now you have no need to worry about carbon rims taking a hit, we have tested these and they are really strong. When we add the effects of the wide rim, low pressure, more vertical compliance thru shape and mesh layering, we get a rim maximised for rigid bikes that also beats you up less. I have tested the gravel version, they feel really fast and have a light and energetic feel, that is really nice, like having 2 extra inches of travel, I am super happy with them and can say the design is up to the kLite standard you know and love.
We have a Gravel and MTB version, see specs for more details.
F: 1015g R: 880g Pair: 1895g Front wheel: 28h Lacing 2 cross Rear wheel: 32h Lacing 3 cross Rims: TeXtream Spread Tow 2 Layer Innegra + Clear Coat (30 DEEP / 31 WIDE EXT / 24 WIDE INT) (Gravel ERD 564) Spokes: DT Swiss Competition (14/15/14) in Black Nipples: DT Swiss Pro Head brass black + Pro Lock Technology Spoke washers: Sapim HM Stainless Steel Front hub: Shutter Precision PL-7 28h Black Centerlock 12 X 100 Rear hub: DT Swiss 350 Classic (road) 32h Black Centerlock 12 X 142 Freehub body: Shimano/SRAM 8/9/10/11 Speed (SRAM XD/XDR Driver 11/12 Speed available + USD 50)
F: 1135g R: 950g Pair: 2085g Front wheel: 28h Lacing 2 cross Rear wheel: 32h Lacing 3 cross Rims: TeXtream Spread Tow 2 Layer Innegra + Clear Coat (MTB ERD 591) (25 DEEP / 35 WIDE EXT / 29 WIDE INT) Spokes: DT Swiss Competition (14/15/14) in Black Nipples: DT Swiss Pro Head brass black + Pro Lock Technology Spoke washers: Sapim HM Stainless Steel Front hub: Shutter Precision PD-8X-110 28h Black 6 hole disc 15 X 110 Rear hub: DT Swiss 350 Classic (MTB) 32h Black Centerlock 12 X 148 Freehub body: SRAM XD/XDR Driver 11/12 Speed