Crank Brothers Iodine wheels
a friend bought a bike yesterday that came specced with the above wheels…he’s not sure if he’s going to keep them or if he should sell them and get some Hope hubs built onto mavic/stans rims…
any opinions on whether he should do this and if so what could he expect to get for the iodines?
thanksPosted 4 years agoJaz1979Member
they are a lot stronger than you think they are, the hub bearing seals are still a bit rubbish so you need to be careful when washing down after a mucky ride. Overall though, I really like mine – i’ve had them since 2011 and they have coped with loads (am no race whippet and i do like my wheels off the ground when i can).Posted 4 years ago
The biggest problem I have had, is getting spares to replace the spokes – advice there is to get a couple as spares, because if one does go you’ll have to wait a week or so to get some via the distributor.surroundedbyhillsSubscriber
I thnk the issue are with the free hub which is not as sturdy as others, I also seem to remember them being very light indeed, yet strong due to the spokes being attached to the rim via flange and not a hole. I am not an engineer however.
Why don’t you run them till they break*, you might just be surprised how long they last.
*Other hubs break too, apparently.Posted 4 years agolondonerinozMember
They’ve received a right slagging so it may be questionable whether your friend could sell them for a worthwhile price. Probably best to ride them till and when they break, then buy custom built replacements. He’s going to take a hit on replacements, it’s just a question of when it’ll be least painful to absorb it. Factory wheelsets are always a pain for spares, either due to cost and/or availability.
I doubt that they’re that light and/or strong. Generally fewer spokes means a heavier rim and higher spoke tension, so little benefit with greater vulnerability. There’s been several threads where a spoke has pulled through cracking the rim.Posted 4 years agotwohatsMember
Great review of the wheels here!Posted 4 years agotenacious_dougMember
I got a set for free 3 years ago. They’ve been fine, not great. Seals and freehubs are a bit suspect but they’ve stayed true and the rims have never suffered major damage. I wouldn’t buy them with my own money, nor do I hate them enough to be bothered replacing them now I have them.Posted 4 years ago
If he does decide to sell them, I could be interested, especially if they’re orange ones
they’re all black.
How much is he after for them?
i’m not sure how much he wants for them. i wanted to try and ascertain what they would be worth first, but i’ll be seeing him and the bike tonight or tomorrow so i’ll ask him.Posted 4 years ago
loddrik – i went to see them on monday night. they look good and are in pretty good nick. there is a slight dent in the front rim and the rear has a slight buckle. they have been sent in to have those 2 issues sorted at the LBS. bearings are fine but should also be getting a service while at the shop.Posted 4 years ago
told him you may be interested and he said he will think about it and let me know.
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