Gravel riding is one of the fastest growing areas of cycling. Combining elements of road, trail and cyclocross, gravel provides riders the opportunity to test both their endurance and strength.
Because of its growing popularity, a number of race promoters are beginning to offer gravel specific races to allow riders to really test their fitness levels. The joy and excitement of heading out on a gravel course is that it combines the best elements of so many types of riding. While that variety is exciting for the rider, it places many different, and sometimes competing, requirements on the wheels.
While gravel specific bikes are based on a broad spectrum of frames – road, cross, trail – the Knight Composites engineering team developed our gravel wheel on the 29” platform. By going with wider format, we were able to develop a wheel that is shallow, lightweight and incredibly durable. Perhaps the most versatile wheelset in our off-road line-up, it can also be used for cross country racing and heavier duty touring.