- Crank Brothers Wheels
I'm using a set of iodine's. They came on a nearly new bike I bought recently, so not had a chance to check out the longevity and reliability, but so far they seem really good. Strong, light and very well made. Have seen a few of the smaller dh teams using them on their full dh rigs, so they must have faith in them. Light enough for my xc bike though.Posted 7 years agoGaryLakeMember
Testing a pair of cobalts at the mo, too soon to comment on longevity and weather has been a bit good.
They look super, not light enough for the money as an xc race wheel but so far I'd wager they're a bit over built for the claimed purpose. I've been running them on a Five with a 15QR axle and as I'm not the biggest of riders I'd happily run them as a very light trail/AM wheel rather than a race wheel.Posted 7 years agoBig-BudMember
using some iodines for nearly a yaer with no issues.
they have taken a hammering at regular stainburn days & have held tru & solid.
very easy to service just like hope pro 11.so taking apart regular to clean & lube is a doddle .
i find a little oil on the ratchet pawls rather than grease is best .
ill be honest they where a 30th pressie & had it been my money i would of bought some nukeproof or if i was feeling lush some industrie 9,s but having said that they look awesome.Posted 7 years agosailor74Member
i think the early crankbrothers had freehub issues which is probably the reason for most negative reviews, apparently this has been sorted now. If i had the cash i would get some, i believe they are super solid…..and it does no harm that they also look the nuts!
dont forget that people only usually 'review' stuff when something goes wrong with it.Posted 7 years agoepicycloSubscriber
I think they look pretty good, especially as they do a 29er set and with no holes in the rim bed, looking good for tubeless.
What does concern me with wheels like that are that they have their own brand of rim.
Are these rims readily available, or are you expected to buy a complete new wheel?Posted 7 years agoJasonMember
I have been using a set of Cobalt wheels for just over a year now. So far I have been very happy with them, they have stayed totally true and I am still on the original bearing, although I think rear bearings will need changing soon. I really can't fault them.
I did have the problem with the freehub failing. 2pure sent a new one out very quickly, and it hasn't failed since.Posted 7 years ago
Re-true after 3 hours AFTER 1st being built
And they can be built with any rim dependent on hubs
I run enduro hubs on stan flow rims
Cost wise £ 685.00 a pair
seriously guys these wheels make crank brothers look like a bunch of amateurs
Cough ( joplin made of cheese post) coughPosted 7 years agoneninjaMember
Surely there are far better wheels for the money than either the Crank Bros or I9?
Both seem to be a bit weighty for the price. I'd rather buy a set of American Classic wheels or a wheel using Stans ZTR rims – lighter, arguably stronger and cheaper.
The I9's and Cobalt/Iodine win on looks alonePosted 7 years ago
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