With the multitudes of carbon rims on the market, sifting through the marketing jargon and performance statistics can be a chore. With claims varying from provable to down right misleading, it is refreshing when a company can provide actual research and testing to back up their marketing. Though not (yet) one of the main players in the carbon market, Knight is a powerhouse of high quality carbon rims. With a collection of industry masterminds Knight has a design team with decades of experience and unique expertise. This conglomeration of know how from industry leaders such as Enve, Reynolds, and Cervélo makes Knight a formidable competitor in the aftermarket rim game. Their growing popularity among avid and professional cyclists shows the consumers desire for high quality components that are less about flashy decals and big names, and more centered on thorough design and real world performance. Though relatively new to the market, Knight has produced some of the most finely finished rims we have seen lately. Their impeccable quality control, and drive for balance in performance and price sets them apart from their competition. We expect to see great things coming from the Knight workshop in the coming years.
The Knight Race 29 rims are a multipurpose do all rim. Discarding the idea of placing this rim into one specific category, Knight brands it as a multi-application rim for use on anything from a gravel grinder to a lightweight Cross Country build. Originally a gravel specific rim, Knight found that it easily withstood the rigors of cross country racing and it quickly became a favorite of their sponsored mountain bike riders. Light enough for a gram conscious race day wheelset but durable enough to be used on a daily rider, the Race 29 rim is effectively a 25mm deep road disc rim. The 27.5mm width lends itself perfectly to fast technical riding while maintaining a perfect balance of lateral stiffness and vertical flexibility. Constructed using their EPS molding process for improved consistency and durability, these rims lack the ridges and varying wall thickness found with other expanding bladder techniques. With hookless beads this rim offers tubeless compatibility and is more durable compared to many other similar dimensioned rims. For the perfect set of all around wheels that can be utilized on multiple bikes, try a set of Knight Race 29 rims with your favorite hubset.