With a wide, tire-volume-enhancing 21mm rim width, the Crank Brothers Iodine 3 26-inch Wheelset glides over choppy trails and floats across the manky ones—making it a perfect all mountain companion. Sporting the wheel-enhancing technology that Crank Brothers have stormed the ATB market with, the Iodine line conserves energy, and handles with insane precision, thanks to the incredibly stiff and lightweight spoke and rim interface. Hit the singletrack with a set of Iodines for reliable, all-day, anywhere performance.
- Identical, paired spokes laced in a mirrored pattern give the wheel balanced tension and a low dish for enhanced strength and stiffness
- A vertical rib connects spokes, eliminating the need for spoke holes, and resulting in increased strength and stiffness while providing an air tight seal
- Long, alloy nipples and short, stainless steel spokes provide simplified truing and enhance wheel stiffness
- Six-pawl freehub body securely and quickly engages for perfect crank positioning when ratcheting technical sections
- Large, 25-millimeter rear axle provides a flex-free interface for the precision-machined sealed cartridge bearings
- Unique split QR lever offers simple, wrist-saving, two-stage opening and closing
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- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I bought these for my Rocky Mountain Altitude 50 and I love them. They are noticeably stiffer than the stock wheels were. I like the fact that there aren't any spoke-holes so I don't every have to worry about pulling up the rim strip with a tire lever or anything like that. Even though my bike has a QR in the rear, I got the thru-axle version since those can be converted to QR but the QR version cannot be converted to thru-axle. I put some WTB TCS tires on my wheels and was able to pump them up (tubeless) the first time with a floor pump no problem.
I have a Trek Remedy 7 and want to know...
I have a Trek Remedy 7 and want to know which rear axle I would need? How do I find that out?
And...are these wheels tubeless ready?
Crank it up...
So I've been riding the Iodine 3's for close to a year now, and overall I'm pretty stoked on them. My ride is a 2011 Pivot Mach 5.7, aluminum frame (large). I added the Iodine wheel set because I wanted to add some strength and drop a little rolling weight. Mission accomplished.
The Iodine 3's to my knowledge have not experienced the failures of previous incarnations. I am not into hucking my bike and only hit short drops of up to two feet, so this wheel set is plenty robust. No flex in the wheels that I can tell and they seem pretty bombproof thus far. I dig on the color combinations of the dual spokes. Adds to that factory look and yes, I roll perhaps a bit on the vain side. The black rim is holding up to rocks and dings really well and is not showing too much wear.
The Iodines are a good deal for this price point and I am pretty happy with them so far. Just watch out for water exposure, as my rear wheel's hub locks up and will turn your ride into a fixie until it dries out.
what is the weight limit on the rims with...
what is the weight limit on the rims with out the spokes poping out ?