This second hand Kinetix Pro wheelset is still in great condition as it has not endured high mileage or heavy loads. Due to the low spoke count, there is greater chance of spoke breakage than other wheelsets, although they claim that the stronger rims and spokes make up for the lack of spokes. Nevertheless, I wanted to get the wheelset and install it on my Dahon MuEX.
Kinetix Pro wheelset with red rims, black hubs and black spokes
With smooth rolling Kinetix front hub...
...and the high quality American Classic rear hub. Aluminium freehub body has steel inserts to prevent damage from the cassette splines.
Kinetix Pro wheelset, the top level 20 inch wheelset available in the market. Spoke nipples are hidden within the rim.
Front wheel weighs only 408 grams
Rear wheel weighs only 590 grams!
This reminds me that I need to do a wheelset weight comparison. This will be between the Wheelsport Smart 1.0 wheelset, the custom Novatec/Chris King wheelset, and this Kinetix Pro wheelset, all of which are 20 inch 406 sized wheelsets. All the weight includes cloth rim tape.
Wheelsport Smart 1.0 front wheel: 452 grams
Wheelsport Smart 1.0 rear wheel: 692 grams
Total weight of Wheelsport wheelset: 1144 grams
Novatec front wheel with LitePro rim: 494 grams
Chris King rear wheel with LitePro rim: 658 grams
Total weight of new custom wheelset: 1152 grams
Kinetix Pro front wheel: 408 grams
Kinetix Pro rear wheel: 590 grams
Total weight of Kinetix Pro wheelset: 998 grams
As you can see from the comparison above, this Kinetix Pro wheelset blows the competition out of the water with the total wheelset weight of only 998 grams, below the magical 1000 grams. This is one seriously light wheelset!
Putting on fresh cloth rim tape
Comparing the Kinetix Pro with the Wheelsport Smart 1.0 front wheel, which is also a good wheel.
Rim width is almost the same
Kinetix Pro front wheel with Schwalbe Kojak tires
Kinetix Pro rear wheel installed
Red coloured rims stand out from the rest of the bike components
The red rims really stand out from the rest of the black components on the Dahon MuEX!
Loving this Kinetix Pro wheelset on the Dahon MuEX!
Full specifications of the Dahon MuEX after upgrading to the Kinetix Pro wheelset
With this upgrade, the weight of the Dahon MuEX has been reduced to just 8.7 kg without pedals! Even with pedals, it is a relatively lightweight 9.1 kg, which is the lightest that has been achieved on this bike throughout all the modifications.