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  • Premier Icon eddie11
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    From what I can see iron cross is a restickered alpine so it’s definitely a robustness level below crests. If you race I’d say iron cross but for knocking about stick with what you know, crests.

    gee
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    Hi

    I’m torn between rebuilding my cross wheels with another set of Crests or the new Iron Cross.

    The bike gets a fair hammering off road on pretty much all the usual Surrey Hills trails. I ride down drops on it. Don’t want the iron cross to just collapse or bend?

    Anyone used them?

    GB

    I know that there is a young female rider (like 13?) who rides on them in CX races and her father swears by them (bike mechanic and frame designer).

    The only other experience is the guy I saw at the 3 peaks who had his land cruisers blow clean off his rims on the first gravel section, was unnerving, most likely a human error, not a stans one!

    I remember seeing here the cross section of the 340, 400 and the iron cross. Might help you make a decision.

    that comparison is old 340, new 340 and new 400, the iron cross is about 3mm wider again (and is a 29er alpine rim)

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