Crank Brothers have released their Iodine All Mountain wheelset into the wild, claiming it’s light enough to ride up the hill and strong enough to bomb down it. Ã‚Â It’s a tubeless-compatible wheel design that weighs in at 1865g per pair with a 21mm internal width. Ã‚Â Their wheels use a twin-pair spoke design, meaning two spokes from either side of the hub meet at the same point on a vertical rib, meaning no spokes penetrate the rim wall. Ã‚Â They claim this creates a better tension balance and a stiffer rim.
The 24 spokes are a combo of “elongated alloy nipples” mated to stainless steel spokes, and they’re trued from the middle. Ã‚Â The rear hub uses a 25mm axle to keep it stiff, and the front comes as a 20mm thru-axle that’s convertible to work with standard QR skewers. Ã‚Â MSRP is $1000 USD w/ 2-year warranty.
Read “more” to see how you can get a free demo set to race at Sea Otter…
Here’s the deal. Ã‚Â Request a demo set of either the Iodine or Cobalt, their more XC-oriented wheelset, and use them to race Sea Otter. Ã‚Â If you make the podium on their wheels, you get to keep them free of charge. Ã‚Â Qualifying racing categories include XC, Short Track, Super D and some Downhill (bike-dependant restrictions). Ã‚Â Offer open to everyone from beginners to pros, but only good for the first 50 registered racers to respond. Ã‚Â Click here to get on it.
If you race ’em and don’t make the podium, they’ll sell them to you for a special deal price.