Introducing the Crank Brothers iodine 29er Wheels

by Brian Mullin on August 6, 2012

The iodine 29er wheels have been tweaked to meet the demands of the punishment that All Mountain riding can produce, especially on the massive tractor wheels of the large 29er size. 

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 Crank Brothers twinpair spoke design, and have 15mm and 20mm adapter caps for the front hub.

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

Notes =>
The entry level iodine 2 29’ers (shown above) use a steel freehub
body, stainless steel spokes and solid pins, and the rear hub is fixed
at 12×142mm or 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.

******

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

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