Not only the fastest in the wind-tunnel or just the fastest for a select few riders in a select few scenarios, but the fastest for anyone interested in going faster, just about everywhere you’d want to go faster.
Where It Thrives
What It's Built For
Of all the forces you have to overcome to make speed, aerodynamic drag has more of an effect in most situations than all the other resistive forces combined. Cutting drag translates into more speed, with less effort, in all the places you’d expect. And a lot of places you wouldn’t.
Incorporating some ideas pioneered by our friends at HED, the disc-specific design is significantly wider than other road wheels. That extra width both makes tires effectively bigger than their marked size for better ride quality (a 23c tire measures a full 26mm on our wheel), and helps air flowing over the tire reattach cleanly to the rim, maximizing flow attachment and minimizing drag. The rim shape is optimized for 26mm (23c) tires, but the 64 KNØT design exhibits minimal changes in drag with even larger tires, giving riders the option to go bigger for comfort, grip and reduced rolling resistance without paying an aero penalty. It’s pure speed, without compromise.
HollowGram KNØT SystemBar and Stem
This slick bit of speed wizardry provides the low drag and sleek look of a one-piece combo with the convenience and customizable adjustability of a two-piece system. The carbon bar features a full 8° of pitch adjust and comes in multiple widths for dialling in your position. The rounded airfoil shape maintains consistent airflow throughout the pitch range for low drag in any position and is much comfier on your hands than bars with sharp trailing edges.
The stem is interchangeable and comes in a variety of lengths and rises. It routes the brake and Di2 lines cleanly into the headtube via a channel under a mechanic-friendly cover and features matching gated spacers so you can adjust the stack height without disconnecting cables. Fast meets easy.