The product development offices Crankbrothers comfortably fill a medium-sized building three blocks from the water in downtown Laguna Beach, California, the stomping grounds of the Laguna Rads, a long established group of mountain bike riders, many of whom were instrumental in shaping the sport in its early days. Crankbrothers co-founder Frank Hermansen must surely be proud of the latest Iodine Wheelsets, ultra-strong, beautifully designed and fast. Grab a set for your rig and be the envy of everyone you pass on the singletrack. Crank Brothers Iodine 2 Wheelset Specifications:
Material: 6061-T6 aluminium
Internal width: 21mm
Valve-hole diameter: 6.5mm
Braking surface: 6-Bolt disc brake only
Weight: 1850g (per pair)
All mountain wheelset with twin-pair spokes
Front hub 15mm or 20mm front (come with adapters to fit both)
Rear 142mm bolt through
6 bolt disc fitting
Colour: Black rim & Black Spoke (Half spoke)
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I've always avoided Crank Bros stuff as I've always found it style over function, however at half price and the promise of an improved free hub on these second gen wheels I thought I would take a gamble. So far so good, they are light stiff and a doddle to setup tubeless, the valves are included in the box. I've done a couple of serious natural rides on them, over particularly rocky terrain on a 29" hardtail and so far they have held up well. There is a lack of spoke spares in the UK & Europe currently but have put some on order, these are not the type your Lbs carry stock of, my advice is to order some and keep them in your spares bin. Its to early for me to rate these properly, but will give 4 stars on first impressions we will see if they make a full UK winter, but at this price I'll take the risk....oh and they are mega bling 8-)
What can I say 2013 crank brother wheels for 50% off, don`t worry about the bad press, that was 1st generation wheels, these are the 2nd generation ones bomb proof hub. These come with 20mm & 15 mm front adapters and 142x12 rear but CAN be converted to 135x12 or 135 x 9 QR which I have done. The part you need is CRB13888 to convert to QR at the rear (I have spare set here if you need). As for performance, excellent no hiccups actually my 2nd set, my other set are 26 inches and have lasted 2 years with no hiccups. Free hub pops off for easy servicing and you get 2 years warranty as well, not to mention they are real head turners you`ll be amazed how much people stop and ask "what are they".