Updated: CrankBrothers Iodine mountain bike wheelset review

Innovative all-mountain hoops

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2.0 out of 5 star rating 2.0
GBP £699.99 RRP | USD $950.00
Crank Brothers Iodine wheelset

Our review

Fancy looking, but narrow rims limit tyre choice and the seals are poor
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CrankBrothers’ super-bling all-mountain wheels are packed with innovation and potential but poor sealing and bearings let them down.


The unique rim uses a central rib with separate spoke barrels for the paired spokes, which themselves are a unique two-piece centrally threaded alloy design. This gives a noticeably stiff and direct feel on the trail despite fast- reacting acceleration and low weight.

The fast-engaging, beefed-up, multi-tooth freehub is lasting fine, and there’s a two-year warranty. They’re tubeless too, although the narrow rim doesn’t handle fatter tyres well.


We’ve got another set that have been fine for two years but they aren’t invulnerable – we dinged this set on our second ride. Poor seals also mean short-lived bearings if you’re not meticulous with cleaning.

Product Specifications


Name Iodine Wheelset (10)
Brand CrankBrothers

Available Colours Orange Anodised
Material 7075 T6 Aluminium
Weight (g) 1865
Accessories Supplied With Wheel Q/R Skewer
Hub Material Aluminium
Front Rim Profile 21
Front Spoke Count 24
Rear Spoke Count 24