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Brand: Crank Brothers
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  • Suvacrew
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    Great XC wheels if you are under 175 LBS (unpublished limit). I use these on a Orbea Alma 29er Carb and being on a hardtail, usually take a different line. At 220LBS, I got many miles of wobble free use. I lent them to another rider, yes, a dumbass move, consider he was a budget rider and trashed everything. He was smaller than me, and a week later handed me a trashed set of wheels. I bought new rims, spokes had them rebuilt at LBS, only for them to come out of true in a matter of a few miles each time. Eventually elevated it to CB for Warranty. They acknowledged that I exceeded their weight limit (if it was printed somewhere I would have not bought them), so they upgraded me (for a not so nominal fee) to Iodines, the All Mountain design of the Cobalt.
    Flawless now.

    Pros
    Dont they look pretty?
    Lightweight, tubeless off the bat.

    Cons
    Unpublished weight limit, tensioning/truing really needs to be done back at the factory.
    hub body gets notched from cassettes easily.
    People are always asking about the wheels as if you've been mounting a Kardashian.

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  • Crowbar12
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    Nice set of wheels that require no rim stip to go tubless. I have had a set on my Pivot Mach 4 for over two seasons with no issues at all. Very stiff wheels compared to some other XC models.

    Pros
    No penetrations through the rim
    Stiff
    Good looking
    Strong spokes

    Cons
    Hard to find spare spokes in bike shops

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  • Jeff Barber
    *****

    These wheels are tight. Lightweight but still super stiff and strong, even when jumping.

    Pros
    Super strong and true right out of the box. Fresh styling turns heads on the trail. Split skewers are kinda cool.

    Cons
    Noisy freewheel hub can be annoying after a long time coasting. Expensive.

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