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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:27 pm 
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Does anyone have any FIRST HAND experience with these wheels? I know there were issues with seals, hubs etc. Also the spokes are proprietary and expensive. The specific ones I am interested in are the Iodine 2 or 3.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:40 pm 
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No first hand but they have trade in offers from time to time that make them very competitively priced. I've been tempted. If you get a set, I would love to hear how they work.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:04 pm 
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A friend of mine had them. They were impossible to keep straight, and a damaged rim meant the end of the wheels, as repairs were too expensive to justify.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:44 pm 
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I've never bought them because I've heard so many anecdotal horror stories. They're just garage queen wheels, IMHOP. No serious riders I know ride them.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:53 pm 
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Nicole has them but she weights 92lbs incl. her helmet.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:28 pm 
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Sti wrote:
Nicole has them but she weights 92lbs incl. her helmet.

Wow, that's the first I've heard of a rider who rides regularly having them.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:21 am 
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What if you could get them new for $400?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:23 am 
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Or even better. Is there a comparable Wheelset for $400? It has to be better than my current WTB speed disc AM/formula hub wheel set.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:41 am 
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http://www.wiggle.co.uk/hope-hoops-pro2-evo-mtb-rear-wheel-2013/
Stan's Flow Rear on Hope Pro2 Evo $252.67

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/hope-hoops-pro2-evo-mtb-front-wheel/
Stan's Flow Front on Hope Pro2 Evo $183.60

Total: $436.27, plus you can do some google-fu and get a coupon code for free shipping or discounts.

Expect 5-10 business days, but definitely worth the wait, I think.

I got some of these on Crests like 2 years ago, and I sold 'em for $400 used locally after a year of use & abuse.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:31 am 
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Alright, I just ordered the CB Iodine 3 Wheelset with the beefier 142x12 rear hub. The front and rear hubs can be converted to standard QR front and rear.

Now let me tell you why I ordered them. Because they were $288 at The Clymb. I'm sorry, I didn't listen to the internet on this one. I have always loved my CB pedals and have never had an issue whereas the internet blows up a pair every 5 minutes. Let the bashing begin. That is all for now. I'm on the trainer.


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Alright, I just ordered the CB Iodine 3 Wheelset with the beefier 142x12 rear hub. The front and rear hubs can be converted to standard QR front and rear.

Now let me tell you why I ordered them. Because they were $288 at The Clymb. I'm sorry, I didn't listen to the internet on this one. I have always loved my CB pedals and have never had an issue whereas the internet blows up a pair every 5 minutes. Let the bashing begin. That is all for now. I'm on the trainer.


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I think this is a good decision. Ride them and enjoy them. I use a phase internet constipation when people go so worked up over rare events and potential problems. My favorite set of wheels I've ever owned is a set of cane creek wheels running proprietary spokes and hubs.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:58 am 
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I got my wheels and they are real purty! Now I have to decide if I want to get the end caps to convert the 12x142 rear hub to a 10x135 or change the rear dropout to a 12x142 and get a thru bolt. I have to convert the front to a QR but it will be able to go to 15mm TA very easily.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:57 am 
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Apparently I ordered the wrong adapters for the front. I tried convincing my wife that the easiest thing to do would be to order a 15TA fork. But she doesn't understand.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:30 am 
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You need to invest i a digital caliper ;)

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Huh?


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http://www.harborfreight.com/6-inch-dig ... 47257.html


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I know what calipers are. My hubs have a different sized shell than the endcaps I ordered. It was just a brain fart.


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Ahh :D
Calipers don't usually fix brainfarts.


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If only they could.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:18 pm 
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So far I have really enjoyed these wheels. I had an issue during my first race where the rear hub sounded like it was grinding metal. Turns out the skinny stamped steel cog did more damage to the free hub than I had expected. Changed cogs to an Endless bikes Kick ass cog and all should be good now. I rode today with both wheels for the first time and noticed better acceleration out of the corners and easier wheelies over obstacles, especially in technical climbs. I actually had a blast today. I was wheeling over everything I could. Just blasting down all the down hills and really trying to push these wheels to find any faults earlier rather than later. Everything was gravy. I'm really happy with my purchase so far.


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I have a set of iodine's on my Knolly Endo and I beat the shit out of them. Never had a problem with them. I would buy another set. :D

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