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    Crank Bros. Cobalt Wheelset?

    So I was thinking about custom building a Deep V/Chris King ISO wheelset...

    But... then I saw the Cobalt 29er set for about 600 bucks which is... much cheaper.

    At 622 can I fit regular cross tires on this wheelset? I'm currently using the Mud2
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    Since its an MTB wheel, will the hub spacing work on a cross bike?

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    Yes, I have a voodoo frame which has disc tabs and a hybrid road/mtb spacing in the back of 132.5mm
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    Quote Originally Posted by CleavesF View Post
    Yes, I have a voodoo frame which has disc tabs and a hybrid road/mtb spacing in the back of 132.5mm
    yes, BUT, if you have a road crank, something won't be exactly right with shifting. I'm running a Stylo 1:1 crank with an MRP 1.x guide, using 130mm spaced wheels on my Soma Double Cross (also 132.5) - it doesn't play nice with the upper end of the cassette. Going to put my Rival crankset on there shortly.
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    It'll shift fine. I have a Salsa LC w/132.5 spacing. I've run it SS, 1x9, 1x10, and 2x10...all with Ultegra SL cranks. I never had an issue with shifting.

    The Cobalt wheels will be fine...
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    Stans Crest 29 is lighter and cheaper, 1575g and $530 retail.

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    Im going to suggest

    A23s, laced to DT 350 hubs. it will cost way less then $600. As long as the tire is wider then the rim your OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMinSC View Post
    It'll shift fine. I have a Salsa LC w/132.5 spacing. I've run it SS, 1x9, 1x10, and 2x10...all with Ultegra SL cranks. I never had an issue with shifting.

    The Cobalt wheels will be fine...
    You ran all those configurations with a 135mm spaced rear hub? I'm talking about an MTB spaced crank not working with a 130mm spaced rear wheel in a 1x10 situation - chain line doesn't match well hence problems on the upper end of the cassette. Same would happen with road cranks on a 135mm wheel, except on the lower end. Not a problem if you have double and only use certain parts of the cassette with each chain ring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenLightGo View Post
    You ran all those configurations with a 135mm spaced rear hub? I'm talking about an MTB spaced crank not working with a 130mm spaced rear wheel in a 1x10 situation - chain line doesn't match well hence problems on the upper end of the cassette. Same would happen with road cranks on a 135mm wheel, except on the lower end. Not a problem if you have double and only use certain parts of the cassette with each chain ring.
    Nope...never a 135. Always 130mm rear hubs. And I had a brainfart. The frame is 135mm spaced. Never had an issue with any configuration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMinSC View Post
    Nope...never a 135. Always 130mm rear hubs. And I had a brainfart. The frame is 135mm spaced. Never had an issue with any configuration.
    Yes, because you used 130mm hub and a road bike crankset. Mixing a 135mm hub with road crank, or 130mm hub and MTB crank will cause some issues, regardless of the 132.5 spacing, which is what my Soma DoubleCross has IIRC.
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