Introducing the Crank Brothers iodine 29er Wheels

29er News Wheels

iodine 29er//new wheelsets from crankbrothers

Laguna Beach, CA, August 6, 2012 – 29ers are no longer just for cross country. Trail and all mountain bikes are adopting the bigger wheels, and crankbrothers has the perfect wheel choice for these bikes. The requirements for a 29-inch all mountain bike are very different than for a 26-inch bike. We addressed the specific needs of the all mountain 29er with a completely redesigned rim profile. Instead of simply using the 26-inch rim profile on a 29-inch wheelset, we went back to the drawing board and created a wheelset that is optimized for 29-inch all mountain riding.

Introducing the iodine 29er wheelsets.

iodine 29er features / The iodine 29er wheels are a technical design with many unique features:

  • redesigned rim profile / The redesigned 29er rim profile is optimized for aggressive trail and all mountain riding. The thinner rim extrusion minimizes rotational weight for an ideal mix of strength and weight, designed specifically for any 100-130mm full suspension bike.
  • configurable hubs / Iodine 29er hubs are configurable. Front hub adapter kits are included with all wheelsets, and iodine 3 rear hubs can be easily adapted to either 10×135 or 12×142 rear spacing.
  • dual anodized level 3 rim / Dual anodization on the level 3 iodine 29er rim creates a striking pop of color.
  • ::twinpair spoke technology / The ::twinpair spokes are laced in a low-dish mirror pattern, designed with 12 points of contact on a 24-spoke wheel to create balanced tension
  • elongated spoke nipples / Elongated alloy nipples and short stainless steel spokes simplify truing and optimize wheel stiffness and ride quality.
  • non-perforated rim / There are no spoke holes through the rim wall or rim bed, resulting in a tubeless-ready rim with ultimate strength and stiffness.

Notes =>The wheels come in two versions, the fancier iodine 3 and the entry level iodine 2. The wheels share the same rim, and only differ in some minor premium features on the upper end model. They use the common crankbrothers twinpair spoke design, and have 15mm and 20mm adapter caps for the front hub.

Notes => The upper level iodine 3 29′ers (show above) use an aluminum freehub body, Sapim stainless steel spokes and hollow pins, and the rear hub is adaptable to either 12×142mm and 10×135mm. The wheels weigh in at 186 grams and retail for $950.

Notes => The entry level iodine 2 29′ers (show above) use an steel freehub body, stainless steel spokes and solid pins, and the rear hub is fixed at 12×142mm and 10×135mm. The wheels weigh in at 1930 grams and retail for $650.

 

availability / Iodine 29er wheels are currently available at bike dealers, and availability will increase in the upcoming weeks. A very limited supply is also available for purchase at http://cart.crankbrothers.com/. All crankbrothers products are designed to be technical, durable, and beautiful. With a redesigned rim profile optimized for all mountain riding, the iodine 29er wheels are the ideal choice for trails with epic climbs and steep, techy descents.

 

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about crankbrothers / Founded in 1997, crankbrothers is known for its highly inventive products and refreshing focus on design. The company gained momentum with the launch of the eggbeater pedal in 2001, and has since brought forth a diverse line of pedals and bicycle components that are distributed globally and enjoyed by many of the world’s top athletes. All of the crankbrothers products are designed in Laguna Beach, California. For more information on crankbrothers, visit www.crankbrothers.com.

 

Source – Amanda Schaper

weight
front/rear
1860g
rim
material
6061-t6 aluminum
joint welded
internal width 21mm
valve hole dia. 6.5mm
braking surface disc brake only
spokes
material sapim stainless steel
butting 2.0 / 1.8 / 2.0
number 24
spoke pins hollow iron color
nipples
material 7075-t6 aluminum
hubs
front hub shell 2 cartridge bearings
front axle
qr15 or 20mm thru axle
9mm qr kits available
rear hub shell 4 cartridge bearings
rear axle length 135mm x 10mm qr or
142mm x 12mm thru axle
freehub material alloy
compatibility
tire tubeless compatible
recommended tire size 2.3-2.5″
color
rim / spine / nipples black / iron / iron
spokes silver
hub black
quick release rear split qr included
qr’s are included to match the hub configuration. they are not included for thru axle hubs.
warranty 2 years
msrp $950us / €950

 

weight
front/rear
1930g
rim
material
6061-t6 aluminum
joint welded
internal width 21mm
valve hole dia. 6.5mm
braking surface disc brake only
spokes
material stainless steel
butting 2.0 / 1.8 / 2.0
number 24
spoke pins solid orange
nipples
material 7075-t6 aluminum
hubs
front hub shell 2 cartridge bearings
front axle
qr15 or 20mm thru axle
9mm qr kits available
rear hub shell 135mm: 2 cartridge bearings
rear axle length 135mm x 10mm qr or
142mm x 12mm thru axle
freehub material steel
compatibility
tire tubeless compatible
recommended tire size 2.3-2.5″
color
rim / nipples black / black
spoke silver
hub silver
quick release rear split qr included
qr’s are included to match the hub configuration. they are not included for thru axle hubs.
warranty 2 years
msrp $650us / €650
About the author: Brian Mullin

Brian has been part of the Mtbr team since 2007, where he has become an integral member of the review and test staff, specializing in technical articles. He likes to push the limits in all the sports he obsesses in, whether it's mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, extreme skiing, or sport climbing. He takes those same strengths and a good dose of insanity to his reviewing and writing on mountain biking products, creating technical, in-depth and hyperbolic articles. Whenever he's not on the bike, he might be found watching MotoGP racing, otherwise look for him out on extremely technical singletrack.


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