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Old 04-02-2012, 10:20 PM   #1486
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Those Cobalts are gorgeous!
Yeah i picked them up last season and love the look and the ride! Running tubeless now and love the 15QR on the front. Color matches my Titus frame perfectly....only thing slowing that bike down is the fat bastard peddling!
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:29 AM   #1487
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My wheels are mavic straight pull spokes. I've had the devil's own time finding replacement spokes. Straight pull with little notches on the sides. I finally had to kludge up a solution and I hope I don't die from it.
Go to Mavic's site and do a dealer search. Every dealer has the parts you need, usually in stock.

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Yeah i picked them up last season and love the look and the ride! Running tubeless now and love the 15QR on the front. Color matches my Titus frame perfectly....only thing slowing that bike down is the fat bastard peddling!
That'll be the replacement wheelset to grace my 29er. Damn, I wish I was rich!
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:36 PM   #1488
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Go to Mavic's site and do a dealer search. Every dealer has the parts you need, usually in stock.



That'll be the replacement wheelset to grace my 29er. Damn, I wish I was rich!
I recently sold a set of used silver 29er Cobalts for $450. They aren't terribly expensive, anyway.

Also, if you are going to own a set, get a dealer to get you some replacement spokes from CB so you have them. Pretty much nobody stocks them, and CB is pretty slow about getting parts out sometimes. Sucks to have your wheels sitting for two weeks because of one broken spoke.

And FWIW, they are beautiful wheels, and having no thru-holes is awesome for running Tubeless as these need less sealant than anything else out there. They are also awesome about mounting up just about any tire as tubeless, whether they were intended to be or not. The only drawback I know of with them (other than the spoke thing) is they really aren't terribly stiff, unfortunately, especially in 29er. I have two sets of 26's and had one set of 29, all in 15mm thru-axle.


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Old 04-03-2012, 02:29 PM   #1489
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:17 PM   #1490
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Also, if you are going to own a set, get a dealer to get you some replacement spokes from CB so you have them. Pretty much nobody stocks them, and CB is pretty slow about getting parts out sometimes. Sucks to have your wheels sitting for two weeks because of one broken spoke.

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Great idea thanks...so far no problem but stuff happens. My brother races a titus racer x with a set and had the rear hub replaced. Crank bros repaired the wheel and has now redesigned the hub.

The pimp factor on these wheels are worth the entry fee…get comments everywhere i ride. I got mine from craigslist...some roadie dude didnt care for the dirt, brand new for $350!
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:48 PM   #1491
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Great idea thanks...so far no problem but stuff happens. My brother races a titus racer x with a set and had the rear hub replaced. Crank bros repaired the wheel and has now redesigned the hub.

The pimp factor on these wheels are worth the entry fee…get comments everywhere i ride. I got mine from craigslist...some roadie dude didnt care for the dirt, brand new for $350!
Funny you mention that...CB is great about warranty repairs, just not so great about parts. I blew a rear hub on the second or third ride on a set...I mean the internals just exploded. They sent me a loaner wheel while I sent that one back, and they took care of it quickly and free. Pretty sure that was the first revision of the hub, so it sounds like they NEEDED a redesign. Heh. I just assumed it was "one of those things" and it probably was in this case...I had another set on another bike that were early, too, and they never had a problem. They're going on my kid's bike that I'm building now, in fact.

I've had friends send pedals back, too, and always get them fixed quickly and free with no questions asked. A broken spoke is the kind of thing you can get fixed locally quite easy, though, as long as you have them.

And no, you can not argue the bling factor of these. Definitely sweet looking.


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Old 04-04-2012, 04:00 PM   #1492
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:54 PM   #1493
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:34 PM   #1494
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:59 PM   #1495
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Been looking for a "cruiser" for riding around with the kids. Picked one of these up today, not in great shape.



Looking for a 29er now....I think that's my next purchase.
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:21 PM   #1496
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:37 PM   #1497
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I convert our IBIS mountain tandem into a 69er (29er front/26 rear) since we have another tandem dedicated to mountain bike riding, is not optimal for road riding but it will do just fine for our needs.


I was a little worry about "Toe overlap" but after riding it is not a issue, the fork is aluminum and super rigid and solid, to harsh for a cross bike but perfect for a tandem, the stem is a "Trials" stem and is really long at about 160mm and about a 45deggre angle.


Tandems are really fun specially in the dirt, you need to give them a try someday.
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:49 PM   #1498
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Go to Mavic's site and do a dealer search. Every dealer has the parts you need, usually in stock.
Dude, I called Mavic. Described to them exactly what I had. "We don't make that any more. You're screwed."
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