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Try to fix these pics, I'd love to see them. I'm surprised to hear something like this. Crank Bros needs these wheels to do well after their crank debacle. They should be interested in getting these wheels back to see what went wrong. Any splitting at the rim seam?

I think I moved the picture in my album...hopefully this works. No splitting at all. No broken spokes, just a very perfectly bent wheel...

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I bought the new Crank Brothers Cobalt XC Wheelset last summer. I've been somewhat happy with them....until my ride last Friday. The front wheel failed on me coming through a tight curve carrying some speed. The wheel tacoed, wedged into my front fork and I went flying over the handle bars. I took a handle bar to the ribs, landed on my head and the pedal gouged into my shin. I wouldn't be as pissed about it if I had crashed causing this to happen...it just gave out under neath me. I have a warranty claim into them but I don't know that I feel comfortable riding their wheels anymore.

I love the look of them with my bike but man it hurt when it gave out, not to mention the fact that I had to hike it back to the car with one wheel that won't spin!

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MMM I like tacos. That's where you take it off and bend it against a tree to limp your way home. Been there done that. Need to make sure that your spokes have good tension on them especially when you are running a rim with so few spokes. One side gets some slack and the whole rim will noodle out on you. Sounds like your ok bummer about your rim though.
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MMM I like tacos. That's where you take it off and bend it against a tree to limp your way home. Been there done that. Need to make sure that your spokes have good tension on them especially when you are running a rim with so few spokes. One side gets some slack and the whole rim will noodle out on you. Sounds like your ok bummer about your rim though.
I actually checked the spoke tension before I left for that ride! HA! a lot of good that did me. There are actually more spokes than it appears; they are doubled up supposedly giving the wheel more strength.....supposedly....allegedly....but i don't believe it anymore. I'm sending them in to crank bros as they requested. Hopefully they will send me a new wheel...we'll see.

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Re: Lets see some of your Mountain Bike. MTB PORN.

sooo here is a question or a few to you bike gurus.... I know that learning on a bike is like learning to offroad in your FJ... Keep it stock, learn its capabilities, then as you learn more and need more, mod or for the MTB part..upgrafe to a diff bike... but why not mod an entry level bike like a Specialized Hardrock?....

I upgraded the tires to some Maxxis Hookworms 2.5 for better street ride, I also upgraded the stem and handlebars to some Raceface.. I needed the slope to add that extra inch so that my shoulders wouldn't hurt from hunching over while I ride... Now my wheel is beginning to wobble and I haven't done any crazy antics to provoke this...soo my questions are...

1 - did me adding heavier and wider tires to the oem wheels cause them to become wobbly..
2.- i don't know how to really ask this but...I have a buddy that has an old DH Fork..its a Boxxer full travel...I know that this fork would really serve no purpose in my daily ride to work....but he says that since he has 2 other forks and this one just laying around that he will sell it to me for $150-200ish.. will this fork fit on my bike? and if it does and I decide to learn the hard way to ride DH...will the frame hold up to to the abuse?... thanks for yalls responses.. -Suecyde


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sooo here is a question or a few to you bike gurus.... I know that learning on a bike is like learning to offroad in your FJ... Keep it stock, learn its capabilities, then as you learn more and need more, mod or for the MTB part..upgrafe to a diff bike... but why not mod an entry level bike like a Specialized Hardrock?....

I upgraded the tires to some Maxxis Hookworms 2.5 for better street ride, I also upgraded the stem and handlebars to some Raceface.. I needed the slope to add that extra inch so that my shoulders wouldn't hurt from hunching over while I ride... Now my wheel is beginning to wobble and I haven't done any crazy antics to provoke this...soo my questions are...

1 - did me adding heavier and wider tires to the oem wheels cause them to become wobbly..
2.- i don't know how to really ask this but...I have a buddy that has an old DH Fork..its a Boxxer full travel...I know that this fork would really serve no purpose in my daily ride to work....but he says that since he has 2 other forks and this one just laying around that he will sell it to me for $150-200ish.. will this fork fit on my bike? and if it does and I decide to learn the hard way to ride DH...will the frame hold up to to the abuse?... thanks for yalls responses.. -Suecyde
Upgrade an entry level Hardrock and you'll still have an entry level bike, but it'll just have lots of expensive parts hanging from it. You'd be better off saving up your scratch for a complete bike. Look for previous year closeouts or even consider used. You can pick up great used bikes for a good deal on Craigslist.

Another route would be to buy a bare frame. Get something good and add parts and build up as you can. This will also give you the experience needed to fix your own bike. You don't want to rely on taking your bike to a shop to have fixed, for many reasons.

To answer your questions above...the tires most likely didn't have anything to do with your wheels wobbling. They're just cheap wheels. Quality wheels put together by an experienced wheel builder will most likely last for years with no problems. Lower end wheels are a crap shoot. Sometimes they give you no problems, sometimes they just suck. Buy a spoke wrench, go online, and learn how to true a wheel. It's not very hard and you'll be able to give your wheels little tweaks here and there to keep them running true.

An old DH Boxxer for 150-200 bucks? Sounds a little steep to me. Not to mention it's probably not very compatible with your bike...too much travel and it will throw off the overall geometry and make your bike handle poorly. There are very good new forks available for around 200 bucks that would much better suit a Hardrock...ie...Marzocchi MX Pro...they can be had for around 175...

With all that being said...if you're getting serious about mountain biking, I'd start saving up for a nice full suspension trail bike. I still love riding my old rigid bikes and hardtails, but boy does a full susser make for a good time.
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NICE... Just what I was looking for !...
I think you will like them.
Still getting use to mine.
I will have plenty of time though, I have all next week off.
Going camping right next to plenty of mountain biking trails for a week.
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^^^ I have been using my full clip ons (2-sided)
with the plastic flat inserts on one side for a year
now...

This will give me the added traction when not
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