Written by Virginia


After using them for two seasons without any problems and with minimal routine maintenance, I wanted the Cranckbrothers' Iodine 3 again on my Lapierre Spicy Team. More info HERE.
They are made of aluminum and weigh only 1830 g, have a 28 mm channel (internal) and are already designed for tubeless conversion with the appropriate tires.
The goal of Crankbrothers is to develop strong and light wheels with a unique design, maintaining an excellent quality.
Compared to a "normal" wheel, they have a smaller number of spokes (24) evenly distributed over the whole circle.
This system has been studied not so much for an aesthetic question, but to be able to have the best performance during their use and the spokes can be replaced without removing the tire.


The Iodine 3 are confirming sturdy and light wheels, they are stable on corners and precise on the beatings.
I had a moment of pure terror in looking at the rear rim after having pierced a technical piece of stones, but Iodine 3 had no problem and we believe that it is an excellent product, cared for both in design and construction.
I am happy with the hubs too: minimal design and good bearings that have not created any problems up to now.
A Spicy touch with the security of a brand like Crankbrothers is what we wanted! Thanks Crankbrothers :)

Find your perfect wheels on  www.crankbrothers.com


Simple and beautiful: our unique wheel design is based around principles of strength, stiffness, and acceleration.
Low rotational inertia: unique wheel design distributes mass closer to the hub for faster acceleration and deceleration.
Twin pair spoke technology: designed using the strongest shape in construction, the triangle, to maximize strength and stiffness.
Single spoke length: easy to true and replaceable without removing tire.
Tubeless ready / hole-less rims: stronger and no rim tape required for tubeless setup.


E-bike compatible: Trail/am e-bikes up to 350 watts max
freehub: 3-pawl, 21T, alloy, 11-speed HG mountain-style cassette compatible.
front hub end caps Boost: 15mm only | non-boost: 15mm (installed), 9mm (available separately)
front hub material Iodine: 6061-t6
internal rim width: 28mm
rear hub end caps Boost: 12x148mm only | non-boost: 12x142mm (installed), 10x135mm (sold seperately)
rim finish: Shot peen, flat black anodizing
rim material: 6061-t6, smooth weld joint
skewers Skewers not included, available separately
spoke material: Stainless steel
spoke pins: Solid 7075-t6 aluminum
warranty: 2 years
weight : 27.5" 1760g
weight : 29" 1830g
xd driver: Xd driver compatible, available separately