Crank Brothers Cobalt 29er Wheelset

4.67/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $950.00

Product Description

Crank Brothers Cobalt 29er Disc Wheelset: Same lightweight build as the 26" Cobalt wheels, except with 29" rims. 19mm ID (23.6mm OD) welded, anodized 6061-T6 aluminum rim with machined "Y" ribbed cross-section. 1.6 spokes attach at the base...

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DH/Chico a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: September 14, 2013

Strengths:    Strong, Durable, Great customer service, easy to work on.

Weaknesses:    They can't take a direct garage hit, but that is my fault for being an idiot.

Bottom Line:   
This is my second set of cobalt's. My first set is when they first came out and I was riding a 26inch wheel. I enjoyed them so much and had a great customer service experience that when I bought my new 29er I went with them again. These are light strong wheels! I dropped legit five pounds from stock wheels that came on my bike.I ride my bikes hard and these wheels have taken everything I have thrown at them. The only thing that they didn't take was me forgetting (after a long night out) that I still had my bike on my roof when I drove them into my garage. Once again though Crank Brothers customer service was great. Another great thing about these wheels are that when they go out of true they are a lot easier to true up then a 32 spoke wheel.

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Favorite Trail:   Any trail

Duration Product Used:   1 year

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Bike Setup:   Salsa Dos Niner

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by clj766 a Cross Country Rider from charlotte nc usa

Date Reviewed: July 20, 2011

Strengths:    bling, bling and more bling.
sound of hub
no rim strips needed to run tubeless

Weaknesses:    none as of yet

Bottom Line:   
So far these rims have been great they are what they are and that is a light weight cross country wheels I'm not planning on doing drops of any size on these baby's. real attention getter.

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Favorite Trail:   byt

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $550.00

Purchased At:   lbs

Similar Products Used:   na

Bike Setup:   29er xc

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bansheeboy95 a Cross Country Rider from modesto,ca united states

Date Reviewed: March 28, 2011

Strengths:    stiffness, easy on off with quick release skewers easy to clean

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
cant get a stiffer set of wheels easy to change spokes crankbros were happy to answer any questions i had before purchase not bad weight way to go crankbros

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Favorite Trail:   wilder ranch santa cruz,ca

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   wtb wheels

Bike Setup:   specialized rockhopper 29er,sram x9 drive train ,crankbros eggbeaters,crankbros seat collar,crankbros cobalt 29er wheelset,avid juicy 3.5 xx rotors fsa headset niner flat top bars shimano cranks

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Building a 29er... Crank brothers Cobalt or a Mavic C29ssmax?

I'm building my first 29er and have narrowed my options to these two. Have the crank brothers improved their hub issues? I'm looking to build a light trail bike that I'll race for the foreseeable future. I like Easton havens as well but I think they're out of my budgetRead More »

Crank Brothers Cobalt 3 29er

Hi All Anyone have any experience with the above mentioned wheelset? They say XC but anyone know how strong they are? I'm thinking these would look really good on my carbon tallboy - but would want the stronger side of XC - more trail\am.Read More »

Crank Bros Cobalt 2 29er vs stock Stan's Crest

I'm looking for a new wheelset for next season. I do some XC racing and I'm 165 w/o gear.I also do some trail riding as well, so I'm hoping for a wheel to do both. As far as advertised weight is concerned the Stan's are lighter, but I've heard some issues with the rim strength. I've heard pretty ... Read More »

??? CB Cobalt 3 29er

I think it's funny how this product looks so good on paper or in pictures, but because of the reputation of failure associated with the CB names, everyone is afraid to try them out. I'll admit this product [I]looks[/I] cool, but has anyone actually [I]used[/I] them and been able to report back a po ... Read More »

Crank Brothers Cobalt 3 29 vs Mavic C29ssmax 29er Wheelsets

I'm looking for a light weight disc 29er wheelsetin the $900 range. I've norrowed it down to the Cobalt 3 29er and the C29ssmax. I want a wheelset with no holes in the rim so I can set it up tubeless using non UST 29er tyres with sealant. I'm 200lbs and mostly ride cross country on weekends. Does an ... Read More »

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