Crank Brothers Cobalt 2 29er Wheelset

DESCRIPTION

Step upToThe Cobalt 2 29'er wheelset from Crank Brothers and start enjoyingThe benefits of low rotational weight and fullTubeless compatibility. Each features 24 stainless, butted spokes lacedTo a 6061-T6 aluminum rim. Disc brake only Front wheel is 9mm quick release or 15mmThru-axle, rear is 135mmTraditional quick release RecommendedTires: 1.9-2.3", rims areTubeless compatible

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 02, 2015]
Micky
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

Looks good. Light

Weakness:

Weak.

Got the wheels with the niner jet I bought.
Thought I made a great bargain. Apparently not.
Well. I am a heavy guy. 95K. The terrain I ride is rough.
Maybe these wheels are good for light riders, who ride pure XC with smooth terrain.
For me spokes broke every month. With such a wheel, with few spokes, every loss of a spoke makes the wheel wiggle. On my last crash, not major, the front wheel got so deformed that it can't be fixed.

[Jun 09, 2013]
Jeffrey

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

Looks good.

Weakness:

hubs

The coblat 2 29er's look great,but a bad rear hub bearing right out of the box.Called crank brothers and horrible customer service,It took over four hours's and many phone call's later to talk to someone in there service department.I wouldn't buy again.

[Jun 27, 2012]
badidea
All Mountain Rider

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

super cool looking, get a lot of compliments

Weakness:

very lightweight, designed for up to 185 lb xc racing. not 240 lb all mountain riding like i do in Annadel State Park

I picked these up off HucknRoll for a new full suspension build. Rode for about two weeks before rear wheel started making noise/pinging. Took'em to lbs and had it "trued". lasted about another two weeks before the front wheel almost folded over. Returned them to Crank Bros. for service. Mechanic i spoke to let me know that these rims are designed for light fast guys....But they did upgrade my rims to the Cobalt 3's....for another $200.00 So I guess I will put these on my hardtail urban 29er and leave the all mountain riding to other wheels.

[Jun 06, 2012]
ccoogler

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Very light.

Weakness:

Fragile

On my third ride on level ground on a turn it felt that the front wheel gave out on me and I went over the handle bars. Front wheel warped/tacoed. i sent it in through my local bike shop to send them to warranty service at Crank Bros. Crank Bros told me that these wheels are only intended for cross country racing for a rider weighing 175lbs. I weight 220lbs and they said that"it is common sense that I should not be using these wheels" although no where it is published what the recommended weight of the rider should be. Buyer beware!

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[Nov 21, 2011]
fsr_long
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Super lightweight. I've taken these wheels through some pretty harsh trails including very rocky areas. Also have put the wheels through some bad rain and mud. No signs of any rust or defects so far. Wheels are still true. I've even used them for competition and they've held up pretty well. These wheels are absolutely stunning!

Weakness:

None so far. Wished the wheels came with extra spokes but you can purchase a spoke kit directly at Crank Brothers for only $25 (kit comes with 4 extra spokes).

Very nice set of wheels for a decent price. Not sure why so many people keep complaining about the hubs when that was the 1st generation that came out a few years back. The hubs have been redesigned and are now made from a reputable company (Formula) so get over it!

[Jul 12, 2011]
joesrepsol
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

BEAUTIFUL Wheelset. Stiff, Light, Strong, wonderful to run tubeless. All around fantastic.

Weakness:

None (possibly durability if you get into some big drops or abuse them).

Awesome wheelset for the price. Tubeless is a breeze with a floor pump. Unbelieveably georgeous wheels! People comment all the time. Great for me, no weight limit, and I'm a 260lb rider. Called CrankBros many times before purchasing... great support. Config with 15mm thru axle up front and they are SOLID so far. Expect to be impressed.

Similar Products Used:

Shimano XT 29er wheelset, Mavic Crossmax 29er

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