Crankbrothers Reviews and News


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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CrankBrothers iodine 3 stem and iodine 11 bars Review

The aluminum stem is stiff, well-made and has a unique stem clamp, and has an assortment of hidden technologies and features. The carbon handlebars are light, strong, with a nice resiliency and feel, and have an optimal rise, and come in several extended All Mountain widths. Crank Brothers has been realigning their product suite, and […]

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Crankmas 2011 Promotion

12 Days of crankmas On the 1st day of crankmas My crankbrothers gifted me One free contact thread sleeve with a purchase of an eggbeater and candy. Visit us at cart.crankbrothers.com. Login at the top right with your provided username and password At checkout enter promo code “crankmas2011” Happy Holidays from your friends at crankbrohters […]

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2012 Crank Brothers

Their new product line includes redesigned mallet and 5050 pedals, wider handlebars, a level 1 group, saddle, new or redesigned tools, wheels and packs. Crank Brothers has been realigning their product suite, and they have divided it up into collections (cobalt-Cross Country, iodine-All Mountain, sage-Freeride and opium-Downhill), and then levels within each product line (11-Best, […]

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Dreambikes Update: $35,496 Total Raised, Enough To Buy 236 Bikes For Wheels4Life

Laguna Beach, CA, December 21, 2010 – Many of you are already very familiar with the crankbrothers dreambikes program, but in case you’re not, let us recap: The dreambikes program came about as way for crankbrothers to display our new line of components and demonstrate our new visual paradigm for the mountain bike. With the […]

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Dreambikes Update

Dreambikes Update – $15,402 raised So Far Laguna Beach, CA – When crankbrothers first started the dreambikes program, the vision was to turn a few bikes into hundreds for people of third world nations through Wheels4Life. After two weeks of the dreambikes auction, we are proud to announce that we are on our way to […]

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Crankbrothers Wheels 4 Life Dreambike Auction – Now Live!

Bikes That Change the World: Wheels4Life Enlists crankbrothers and Performance Bicycle® to Help People in Developing Countries Auction of one-of-a-kind “dream” mountain bikes will raise money to donate hundreds of bikes to families and individuals in developing nations. Laguna Beach, CA & Chapel Hill, NC  – Can a bike change a person’s life? Two of […]

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Christina Orlandella of Crankbrothers Moves to Alaska

For Immediate Release – LAGUNA BEACH, California – After more than seven years with crankbrothers, Christina Orlandella is leaving her role as the company’s Marketing Director for sights (far) north. Orlandella is saying goodbye to the sunny town of Laguna Beach, California to move to Girdwood, Alaska. Christina’s husband has taken a position as executive […]

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crankbrothers is now selling wheelsets direct, with FREE shipping!

crankbrothers is now selling wheelsets direct, with FREE shipping! You’re hearing it straight from the source: you can now buy cobalt xc wheelsets direct from crankbrothers.com, and you won’t pay a dime for shipping. ____________________________________________ www.crankbrother.com source: Christina Orlandella

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Showcase: Bikes, Parts, Gear – Winter 2008

Product Showcase: a quick glimpse at some featured bikes, parts, & gear for Winter 2008 – mostly new, but definitely all hot products. Chumba Racing VF2 After 2 years of R&D, CHUMBA Racing based out of Anaheim, California, released our newest addition to the line up. The VF2 – named after our CNC machine – […]

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