Crank Brothers Sage Wheelset

2.33/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $441.49


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Product Description

If you feelThat "all-mountain" is a little bit of an understatement when describing your riding style,Then you should be ridingThese wheels.The Sage is Crank Brothers standard-issue "freeride" wheelset.Tubeless compatible, ableToTakeTires between 2.4 and 2.8, and featuringTheir elongated alloy nipples for optimum stiffness,The Sage means serious business whenTheTrail becomes chaotic. Spokes connect at a vertical rib; no spoke holesThrough rim wall or bed, resulting in ultimate stiffness and str


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Seedless

Date Reviewed: January 16, 2014

Strengths:    They look good, but that doesn't matter if you can't ride them.

Weaknesses:    Garbage. Absolute garbage. Rims are very soft and if they become untrue there's no way to fix. Spokes are cool, but there are too few and hard to find at a shop if you need one quick. The free hub is also very weak and the internals on mine failed after a few months of riding. Avoid these wheels like the plague. Go Mavic or Spinergy if you want strength and reliability.

Bottom Line:   
Worst part about these wheels is Crank Brothers. They don't honor their warranties and many of their products break. So if you need them to fix one of their faulty products they're going to charge you out the ass and take their sweet time. There are much better companies out there, so be aware and don't buy any Crank Brothers products.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Tyler D a Downhiller from UK

Date Reviewed: August 4, 2010

Strengths:    Good looks

Weaknesses:    Soft aluminium in the rims. And once skew you can't straighten them.

Bottom Line:   
These are the worst wheels I have ever seen/tried in this price range. The rims get skew way too easily and only 24 spokes can't straighten them, not even by CB's mechanics!?

This is probably because there's too much distance between the spokes. So instead of pulling the rim sideways when thightening the spokes the spokes pull the rim closer to the hub and you see the problem...
But if you are lucky and your wheel gets skew at exactely the right spot you might get it straight.

The rims get dented REALLY easily too, I'd say they are similar to the dt swiss d540 rims on that point.

And spare parts are silly expensive, a new rim costs £90, that's £30 more than mavic charges for a rim to the dee max wheels. And I haven't got any price on spokes yet...

So I'd like to say: DON'T buy these if you at all intend to use the bike! This is really a worthless product in a cool and different but just as worthless design...

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   CRC

Similar Products Used:   Mavic deemax
Easton Havoc
And custom wheels such as:
hope pro2 hubs + mavic ex823 rims
Chris king iso hubs + mavic ex823 rims
Chris king iso hubs + dt swiss ex500
Chris king iso hubs + mavic d721 rims


Bike Setup:   Fox 40 203mm travel front
Santa cruz V-10 with 254mm travel in the rear

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ming the Merciless a Weekend Warrior from City of the old people, Sussex GB

Date Reviewed: February 18, 2010

Strengths:    VERY VERY strong, look the business.

Weaknesses:    None so far BUT we'll see how they handle a few UK gritty, muddy winters.

Bottom Line:   
Its a good looking freeride wheelset so not the lightest, however they are pretty good on weight for what they are(lighter than the OE wheels by a few hundred grams). I've ridden some flinty South Downs drops and clattered off some large rocks without dinging then, landed a few jumps ham-fistedly and they are still straight. CRC are doing a good deal on them at the moment.

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Favorite Trail:   Barry knows Best

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   CRC

Similar Products Used:   OE wheels for an 07 Quake and also a custom build wheel (aireal hub on a MAVIC DH rim)

Bike Setup:   07 Marin quake, 09 66 RC3's & DHX air 5.0.

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