Unlike mountain bike wheels that typically start at 26”, ‘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. The end result is a wheel that is stiff, lightweight and durable enough to handle the toughest cross courses you can find.
The Knight 35 Cyclocross Clincher wheelset – engineered to:
> Accommodate the loads experienced from cross riding by increasing the strength of the spoke bed
> Establish a lightweight alternative to other cyclocross wheels
> Provide a strong aero advantage over other cyclocross wheels currently available