Knight 95 Carbon Fibre/Aivee SR5 Road Wheelset – Clincher

Rim Material: Toray carbon fiber
Wheel Size: 700 c
Tire Type: clincher

The three names in the back of the nascent Knight Composites are answerable for much of the industry-leading technology in cycling aerodynamics nowadays. For the reason that pedigree, it is not surprising that Knight’s 95 Carbon Fibre/Aivee SR5 Road Wheelset is built with aerospace-grade carbon, compacted with an internal bladder, and subjected to testing that exceeds CEN standards. The brand new aerodynamic profile definitely surprises, despite the fact that, as Knight’s wind tunnel data suggests the Knight 95 sheds as much as dozens of grams of drag force in comparison to the present industry leaders. Plus, by omitting its usual number of DT Swiss hubs in favor of Aivee’s lighter SR5 hubs, Knight manages to effect a nominal weight loss and a boost in structural integrity. The slight claimed weight loss is obviously appreciated, however the overall increase in strength is the actual good thing about opting for Aivee hubs. Knight credits the French manufacturer’s ordinary flange design for that increase, despite the fact that we would also suggest that Aivee’s meticulous construction processes might play a role. The hubs’ bodies are machined in France on equipment that also produces aerospace and medical-grade equipment, harnessing the precision demanded by the ones fields with a view to capitalize at the wheels’ aerodynamic gains. At the same time as that weight loss is impressive, a 95mm rim’s real job is to chop drag. Consistent with Knight’s numbers, the 95’s impressive aerodynamic benefits top out at 15 degrees of yaw At the same time as traveling at 30mph with -112g of drag force — kind of an identical to a superior disc wheel but without the handling drawbacks. That negative number suggests that these wheels in fact assist propel the bike forward after you have spun them up. Knight calculates the effect of this addition by subtraction as a claimed savings of 22. 5 seconds over 40km when in comparison to its most aerodynamically-gifted competitor. Just by changing wheels. These gains have seen Knight’s newly released wheels enjoy immediate favor with athletes ranging from 70. 3 winners to…
Rim Material: Toray carbon fiber
Wheel Size: 700 c
Tire Type: clincher
Rim Depth: 95 mm
Rim Width: [internal] 17.8 mm, [external] 28.25 mm