Muddymoles mountain biking in the Surrey Hills and Mole Valley

Crank Brothers wheels

Posted by Matt | September 25, 2007 | 2 comments so far

Crank Brothers Wheels 2008
Interbike is currently in full swing in Vegas. I won’t pretend to have any authority on what’s appearing there, after all I’m 3,000 miles away on the other side of the Atlantic, worse luck. But from what I can see, the industry seems to be going from strength to strength judging by the plethora of quality products coming onto the market in the near future.

No brand epitomises this strength more than Crank Brothers. Not too far back in the mists of time they seemed to offer just the Eggbeater pedals. These were joined by various iterations based on the same philosophy to cover different sections of the market but even so, Crank Brothers stood for clever pedals, period. Now a brief glance at their range shows pedals (of various flavours), cranks, bottom brackets, headsets, skewers, trick seatposts and now wheels.

And what lovely wheels they are, featuring the kind of clever technology Crank Brothers are renowned for with undrilled rims (great for tubeless), over-sized nipples (did I just write that?) and outboard spoke fixings. With their anodized colours that pick up on Cranks new product grading scheme, these are some awesome looking wheels.

So I’m thinking anodized bronze wheels and components on a cream Spot Brand singlespeed would be the basis of one hell of a bike. Even this far out from Interbike, I’m starting to save now.

There’s tons more information about the Crank Brothers wheels in particular and Interbike in general on the Bike Mag website. And yes, I apologise – I got the photo from there as well!

Filed under 2007, News in September 2007


About the author

Matt is one of the founding Molefathers of the Muddymoles, and is the designer and main administrator of the website.

Having ridden a 2007 Orange Five for many years then a 2016 YT Industries Jeffsy 29er, he now rocks a Bird Aether 9 and a Pace RC-627.

An early On-One Inbred still lurks in the back of the stable as a reminder of how things have moved on. You can even find him on road bikes - currently a 2019 Cannondale Topstone 105 SE, a much-used 2011 Specialized Secteur and very niche belt drive Trek District 1.

If you've ever wondered how we got into mountain biking and how the MuddyMoles started, well wonder no more.

There are 2 comments on ‘Crank Brothers wheels’

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  1. Muddymoles says:

    2008 Eurobike round up – what’s it mean for Surrey riders?

    How will some of the key new products from Eurobike 2008 affect our Surrey Hills riding?

  2. Related: Another belt drive bike | Mutterings, Trends | Muddymoles: Mountain biking (MTB) in the Surrey Hills and Mole Valley

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