Crank Brothers Cobalt 11 Wheelset - 275in - Road Bike Shop

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Crank Brothers Cobalt 11 Wheelset - 27.5in
Price: $2200.00
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The Crank Brothers Cobalt 11 27. 5 inch wheelset is a featherweight race wheel for your mid-wheeled XC shred sled. With a paired spoke design which builds a stiff, balanced wheel, the rim is able to be built light. So light, in fact, that this wheelset weighs in at a svelte 1380g, which is pretty much road race territory. But more than light, these wheels are stiff and responsive--perfect for dusting people whether you've got a number plate strapped to your bike or not. The carbon fiber rim shares the centered I-beam design with Crank Brothers' aluminum wheels, which creates the tabs which hold the barrels that hold the spoke ends. This design is not only aesthetically unique, but it eliminates the need for traditional rim drillings, which weaken the rim. Since the rims lack the stress risers caused by spoke holes, they're able to be built lighter, while maintaining sufficient strength. The secondary benefit is that this construction means you no longer need to run rim tape, which saves weight and makes for a dead simple tubeless conversion. The paired spoke design makes for a balanced, strong wheel. At the center of the Cobalt wheels is a set of custom Crank Brothers straight pull hubs. The front hub comes with end caps for a 15mm axle, and is adaptable to a 9mm quick release axle. The rear wheel is similarly adaptable, with the 12x142mm rear thru axle being convertible to 9x135mm. The rear hub runs on a three-pawl design, which provides quick engagement, and the bombproof reliability you need.The Crank Brothers Cobalt 11 27. 5 inch wheelset is available with a 15mm front and 12x142mm rear hub, and in the color Black/gold.