Crankbrothers Reviews and News


Best new mountain bike components of 2015

Find out what made of our list of best new components from 2015. We think you might be surprised.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: For the all enduro all the time adrenaline junkie

Enduro (both the race format, and the idea in general) has had a significant influence on bike, gear, and apparel design. Here is a round-up of great “enduro” gift ideas that will keep the adrenaline junkie in your life riding (or racing) fast and safe.

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Tech: Are size specific pedals the next big thing?

Flat pedals have changed minimally in recent years but that may soon change. Two manufacturers are seeking to help improve performance with new size specific platforms. How did the concept originate? We called Spank and Crankbrothers to learn more.

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Round up: Eight new pedals for the flat-out-foot-out crowd

2016 trends in flat pedals include size specific platforms and hybrid flat/clipless designs. Some are also more affordable!

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Round up: 2016′s six most exciting dropper posts

The dropper post market is heating up. For 2016, brands are introducing longer travel, electric options and lower prices. Drop in to learn more.

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Best of Interbike: The coolest new bike products for 2016

What’s the best thing you saw? It’s the No. 1 question we hear after every trade show. And here is our answer. The following — in our collective opinion — represents the newest, coolest and most interesting stuff our Mtbr crew came across throughout the course of the 2015 Interbike trade show.

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Eurobike 2015: Crankbrothers pedals and new dropper post

Crankbrothers showed us the new internal components for all pedal types. Beside that: revamped Candy 7 & 11 pedals, new Double Shot, Mallet E enduro and Stamp Small/Large pedals; the new High Line dropper post is looking great!

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Crankbrothers releases limited edition M-Series tools

Tool time is getting a little more colorful thanks to the crew at Crankbrothers. This summer the California company is offering its three most popular multi-tools in four limited edition colors.

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Sea Otter: Crankbrothers launching custom color program

For an extra $25, consumers will soon be able to design personalized Crankbrothers Eggbeater and Candy pedals.

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Revealed: Crank Brothers 2014 Iodine and Cobalt Wheels

Aimed squarely at the All Mountain crowd, Crank Brothers revamps their Iodine wheels to make them more reliable, more affordable and stiffer. What’s not to like?

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Crank Brothers 2014 Cobalt 11 27.5 and 29er Carbon Wheels

Crank Brothers has two new versions of their Cobalt 11 carbon wheels for 2014 including the new 27.5 size and redesigned 29er version. Rim profiles have been changed and are now wider and taller improving strength and stiffness.

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Just In: crankbrothers Sterling and Gem Pumps, B-Series Tools

Crankbrothers updated their line with new high end pumps called Sterling and a new value line called Gem. Multi-tools that use a bit-based system were introduced too.

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2013 Crankbrothers Mallet DH/Race

Weight: 479g per pair MSRP: $140 Today, Crankbrothers is introducing the new Mallet DH/Race pedal. We’ve ridden with it a few times and we’ve already taken it apart. But to truly understand where the Mallet DH/Race is going, one has to understand where it came from. First came the Eggbeater and although it was ideal […]

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2013 crankbrothers Race Club partners with Scott USA and Magura

Introduction by Francis Cebedo Now this is pretty cool. The crankbrothers Race Club XC team has partnered with Leelikesbikes.com. Why is that good? Well mtbr realizes that everyone can get better at descending and bike handling on technical terrain. While most race teams focus all their efforts on climbing, descending has become an afterthought and […]

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Introducing the Crank Brothers iodine 29er 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 […]

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Crank Brothers Iodine 29 Wheels

Crank Brothers showed their new Iodine 29 Wheels at the Sea Otter Classic. They have been making the XC/Race 29er Cobalt wheels for a while now, but the Iodine 29 is their first All Mountain big hoops. The Iodine comes in two model levels, the Iodine 2 29 and the Iodine 3 29 (no 11 […]

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A Look Back: Highlights from the Sea Otter Classic 2011

As we get ready for this year’s 22nd edition of the Sea Otter Classic (sponsored this year by Volkswagen and presented by SRAM), we would like to take a look back at some highlights from last year. 2012 Shimano XT and XTR The XT gets an 2×10 (40/28 and 38/26) and 3×10 (42-32-24) crankset, Race […]

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Crank Brothers Kronolog Seatpost Revealed

We had a chance to do some great rides with the new Crank Brothers Kronolog dropping post. This post is the latest entry in this important and competitive category of Dropping or Height Adjustable Seatposts. Here’s a quick video reveal we shot on location at the San Juan Trail in Southern California: The vital specs […]

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Wheels 4 Life Dreambike Auction

This weeks Dreambike is a GT Distortion (L) bike, all the money raised from the eBay auction will benefit Hans Rey’s Wheels 4 Life non-profit charity. The Dreambike project consists of 13 custom-built bicycles. The goal is to raise enough money with the sales of these Dreambike to buy Wheels 4 Life 500 bicycles for […]

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crankbrothers dreambikes – $29,187 Raised, Ibis Tranny for Auction

Laguna Beach, CA, February 7, 2012 – The dreambike auction continues to accomplish great things by supporting Wheels 4 Life. Last week, we auctioned a beautiful bike from the German brand Rotwild. This dreambike is now on its way to a new home in Wisconsin after the winning bid came in for $3,250. Thereʼs another […]

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crankbrothers dreambikes – $25,937 Raised, Rotwild for Auction

Laguna Beach, CA, January 30, 2012 – Weʼve officially reached the halfway point as we movetowards our goal of raising $50,000 for Wheels 4 Life! After the auction of the Mojo SL for $3,660(estimated retail of $6,700), weʼve raised $25,937, or enough to purchase 259 bikes for Wheels 4Life. This will result in a massive […]

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crankbrothers dreambikes – $22,277 Raised, Ibis Mojo SL for Auction

Laguna Beach, CA, January 23, 2012 – Each week the dreambikes auction continues to gain momentum, and it is so exciting to think of how many people are aware of Wheels 4 Life and the amazing work Hans Rey is doing. After the auction of the Tomac Supermatic 120, we have raised a total of […]

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crankbrothers dreambikes – $19,227 Raised, Tomac for Auction

Laguna Beach, CA, January 16, 2012 – The 2012 crankbrothers dreambikes auction is off to an exciting start. The total raised for Wheels 4 Life is already up to $19,227. For Wheels 4 Life, thatʼs enough to purchase 192 bikes for people in Third World Countries to use as transportation to work, to school, or […]

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Crank Brothers Introduces Dream Bikes for Hans Rey Charity

Turning 12 Bikes into Hundreds Inspired by Hans Rey and his determination to give back to the sport that has done so much for him, crankbrothers created the dreambikes program. The dreambikes started as a way to display our complete range of products. These products coupled with an amazing frame and other beautiful components result […]

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IBIS Tranny (S) Crankbrothers Dreambike for Sale on eBay to Benefit Wheels 4 Life

One of our first Crankbrothers Dreambikes is up for sale/auction on ebay right now at http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170750758849#ht_560wt_1110 This is one of Crankbrothers Dreambikes to benefit 100% the Wheels 4 Life charity. The Ibis Tranny may look like a simple yet beautiful carbon fiber hardtail, but look closer and you will see so much more. The Tranny […]

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