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  1. General Discussion
    Crankbrothers has partnered with Industry Nine to offer Hydra hubs on its full range of Synthesis 11 carbon wheels, bringing the new hub technology to its front and rear specific wheel system. The Crankbrothers Synthesis carbon wheel system combines a compliant front wheel with a stiff rear...
  2. General Discussion
    Crankbrothers has announced a partnership with two-time downhill World Champion Loic Bruni to bring the latest signature edition pedal to the Mallet DH range. Designed with Loic, and chosen by the fans, the Mallet DH SuperBruni Edition features an asymmetrical double-anodized red and blue...
  3. General Discussion
    Ever considered trying flat pedals, but were leery due to price and/or commitment? Well, crankbrothers is making the decision a little easier with the launch of its budget priced Double Shot 1 hybrid pedals. Featuring molded traction pins for grip, wide 57mm q-factor for clearance and control...
  4. General Discussion
    Two years ago at Eurobike, Crankbrother's launched its Stamp flat pedal. It was available in two different sizes, which were optimized for different sized feet. After a successful debut, the Southern California-based company is expanding the Stamp family to include more affordable and premium...
  5. Misc Components
    The Highline is now available in 100, 125, and 160mm lengths. 160mm Crankbrothers Highline Last year, Crankbrothers launched a new dropper post. Based on previous history we were a bit apprehensive, but after a full season of abuse the post has been nothing but reliable. Our only complaint? It...
  6. Misc Components
    The Crankbrothers Highline is now available in 100, 125, and 160mm drops. To celebrate their twentieth-anniversary, Crankbrothers threw itself an impressive party at the Sea Otter Classic. Held at a beautiful villa and packed with athletes like Steve Peat and Danny MacAskill, they also brought...
  7. General Discussion
    The Mallet pedal from Crank Brothers is one of the most popular clipless platforms on the market. It's available in DH and Enduro specific versions. To help shave a few grams, Crankbrothers put the pedal on a titanium diet. The result is the new Mallet E 11. It shares all the same internals and...
  8. Misc Components
    Return speed is slower than some other posts on the market, but the actuation action is smooth and thus far perfectly reliable. Photo by Dave Kozlowksi Lowdown: Crankbrothers Highline Dropper Post No matter what is written here about Crankbrothers Highline dropper post, the lingering issue of...
  9. Misc Components
    During our tours of duty at Eurobike and Interbike this year, we saw loads of new products designed to ease the burden of wrenching on your bike. Whether you need a simple multi-tool or you're looking for a shop quality bearing puller, check out part one of our two-part mega-roundup of...
  10. Misc Components
    Zzzzzitt, zzzzzitt (not thunk, thunk) is the sound of the new KS LEV Circuit electric and wireless dropper post. Depending on who you ask it may or may not represent the future of getting your saddle out of the way on rowdy descents. The reason for the qualifier is simply this: The trend in...
  11. General Discussion
    The Crankbrothers Mallet is one of the most popular pedals on the gravity scene today. It pairs the California company's signature four-sided entry with a large concave platform that provides a secure foothold when unclipped. Over the years, they've revised and modified that formula to provide...
  12. Misc Components
    We have already covered the best new protective gear and top value oriented products of 2015. Now it is time to find out what made of our list of best new components of 2015? You might be surprised. This new cassette uses an XD driver hub body to accommodate a 9-tooth cog (click to enlarge)...
  13. Enduro Racing
    Roll your eyes if you must, but enduro (both the race format, and the idea in general) has had a significant influence on bike, gear, and apparel design. No longer are we forced to choose between uphill efficiency and downhill fun. Modern mountain bike products do it all - and many do it all...
  14. General Discussion
    Flat pedals are available in a dizzying array of colors and sizes. As their popularity has increased, manufacturers have developed a number of lighter, thinner, and larger models. In recent years, they've also experimented with a number of different materials and internals to help increase grip...
  15. Misc Components
    Innovation in the flat pedal market has been relatively stagnant in recent years. There are only so many different ways you can combine pins and bushings. But this year several brands are introducing size specific platforms. Based off analyzing the tread of popular shoe brands, these new flats...
  16. Misc Components
    Nothing has had a bigger impact on the modern mountain bike in recent years than the dropper post. Yet despite their almost ubiquitous presence on high end models, they're often faulted for being overly expensive and downright unreliable. This fall, several manufacturers released more affordable...
  17. Misc Components
    New internal components for all 2016 Crankbrothers pedals (click to enlarge). New internal components for the entire pedal range Crankbrothers made an in depth redesign of the internal components of all pedals. First, enduro cartridge bearings are used as outboard bearing for all 2016 clipless...
  18. General Discussion
    Tool time is getting a little more colorful thanks to the crew at Crankbrothers. This summer the California company is offering its three most popular multi-tools in four limited edition colors (black, orange, red, and green) in addition to existing colors (grey and gold). This is the second...
  19. Misc Components
    The web-based app will allow consumers to design their custom pedal on-line. Ship time will be about a week, and there's a $25 up-charge (click to enlarge). Soon you'll be able to get your Crankbrothers pedals your way, at least when it comes to color. First launched at the Sea Otter Classic...
  20. 27.5
    The Iodine, Cobalt and Opium wheels by Crank Brothers receive a major update in design, stiffness and reliability. Crank Brothers invited a bunch of us journalists over to check out their new headquarters and to see their latest wheel creations. Their wheel line-up is as follows: Cobalt - XC...
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