First Look: COLE's Innovative IBEX Carbon Wheels and DSA2s System 1

Broken spokes and hub flanges be gone! COLE's clever new Dynamic Spoke Alignment system allows spokes to be pulled in any direction, and the unique straight-pull design greatly reduces the chances of hub or spoke failures often seen in traditional j-bend wheels. By spreading the load to a larger area of the hub flange they can also increase wheel tension. Pretty rad! Get the full run down in this interview with COLE's founder, Jack Lin.



IBEX Wheelset Highlights


- 24 hole high-compression, clincher type carbon rims
- Dynamic Spoke Alignment System (DSA2s)
- Straight-pull double-butted 2.0/1.8/2.0mm spokes
- Replacement spokes are readily available at any bike shop
- Traditional 36 tooth, 3 pawl system with 10-degree engagement
- Hard anodized alloy freehub
- Large sealed bearings improve reliability and serviceability
- EZ Snap tool-free end cap replacement system (Front: QR/15mm, Rear: 135/142mm)
- Available in 26 (1430 grams // 23mm width), 27.5 (1680 grams // 23.5mm width), and 29-inch sizes (1650 grams // 27.5mm width)
- MSRP $1905 to $1987

For more details visit www.colewheels.com or view Cole's listings in the Vital MTB Product Guide.

Photos by Jeff Brines

C50_twitter3_1382472127 bturman 12/16/2013 10:30 PM

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So many brand make straight pull wheels, only two that I found sell straight pull hub...
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