The Knight 35 is a do-it-all wheel that offers outstanding versatility and stability. This wheel is a go-to for pros and enthusiasts alike.
Pricing on DT Swiss 240 hubs with black or white decals, incl. shipping*
Kinght 35 Clincher Road - $2,199 USD
Knight 35 Road Disc Clincher - $2,299 USD
Knight 35 CX Disc Clincher - $2,349 USD
Knight 35 Tubular Road or CX - $2,199 USD
*All wheels include QR skewers, and brake pads + rim strips when applicable.
At first blush, a clincher wheel looks very similar to a tubular, in reality the construction of them is quite different. Once the Knight Composites clincher wheel series where into the manufacturing stage, our engineering team went to work on the design and development of our tubular series.
Using a similar development process as our clincher wheels, our engineers have designed our tubular wheelsets to offer all the aerodynamic advantages of our clincher series, for those that prefer to not fuss with tubes.
The Knight 35 – built in Toronto and engineered to:
> Cushion the impact of the roughest roads
> Be extremely light weight and nimble
> Provide a strong aero advantage over a standard box rim
In this comparison, we show a Knight 35 vs a standard OE box rim as the baseline (in this case – a Fulcrum 5). This chart shows what can be gained from switching from a standard wheel to a Knight 35 Aero. Observe that the OE rim never exhibits any aerodynamic gains at yaw and shows high drag even at zero degrees. The Knight 35 is both light weight and low drag – an unbeatable combination.
Unlike mountain bike wheels that typically start at 26” and go up, ‘cross wheels are more similar in size to those found on the road. Prior to wheel manufacturers developing cross specific wheels, many road rims were playing double duty. With the growth in popularity of cross in a number of markets, several of our existing consumers began asking for a Knight cross specific rim.
While a cross rim looks similar to a road rim, it is actually quite different. Starting with our Knight 35 as a base, the engineering team at Knight began the research and development of our first cross wheel. They determined the stresses that are placed on a cross wheel on how and where they are different than what our road wheels were facing. Once the stresses were established, it required the team to redefine the carbon layup process to ensure the right material was put in the right place.
They were also cognizant to develop the rim with a disc braking system. While disc brakes are relatively new to the road market, they have been used in cross for quite a while. The end result is a wheel that is stiff, lightweight and durable enough to handle the toughest cross courses you can find.
KNIGHT 35 WHEELS SPECS
Knight 35 Carbon Fibre Clincher Wheelset Technical Specification
Knight 35 Carbon Fibre Clincher Wheelset – Disc Brake – Technical Specification
Knight 35 Clincher Cyclocross wheelset – Disc Brake – Technical Specification
Knight 35 Tubular Cyclocross Wheelset Technical Specification
Knight 35 Carbon Fibre Tubular Wheelset Technical Specification