As more and more companies come forward with their own iteration of performance tuned carbon components for race enthusiasts, it becomes more difficult to sift through the endless stream of false promises, or down-right misleading results. Among the swarm, one company stands out to us as a group of forward thinking innovators. Relatively new to the cycling community, Knight Composites is a company comprised entirely of lifelong industry pros with decades of combined experience in the manufacturing sector. With roots in some of the world’s premier carbon fiber manufacturers such as ENVE, Cervelo, and Reynolds, the competent team at Knight Composites possess the ability to create some truly impressive components.
Since their conception, Knight Composites has been pushing the envelope to one-up the current carbon rim standard by creating the world’s most aerodynamic rim profile to date. A difficult task in a market saturated with carbon manufacturers looking for the next technological breakthrough. By approaching the problem of aerodynamics from a different angle, Knight Composites has reached an impressive outcome. With the majority of carbon rim manufacturers seeking to refine the “leading edge” of the wheel to improve aerodynamics, Knight instead focuses their aim on the “trailing” edge. By perfecting the trailing edge of the wheel, the way the rim interacts with the frame and rider can be refined and perfected for ideal aerodynamic results.
The Knight 65 is designed to be the ideal candidate for flat road races, crits, and triathlons. With a significantly deep rim profile, the Knight 65 bests everything the wind can throw at it, from a variety of yaw angles. By utilizing Knight’s special parabolic rim profile, the 65 outperforms many similar rims in both aerodynamics and ride quality. For added peace of mind, all Knight rims are tested well beyond European safety standards to ensure dependable durability on even the toughest roads, and come with a 5 year warranty against defects.
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