PressCamp 2013: Stan’s Get Crosser With Expanded Iron Cross Tubeless Wheel Range
In preparation for the coming cyclocross season, Stan’s were showing a widened range of Iron Cross tubeless-compatible disc-compatible wheelsets at PressCamp last week. While last year’s Iron Cross getting upgraded stainless steel bearings and an 11-speed compatible freehub body to become the $675 Iron Cross Team, it is joined from below by the Iron Cross Comp and from above by the Iron Cross Pro. Full details after the break.
While all three wheelsets use the same 375g rim extrusion, the Iron Cross Comp caters to less-delicate riders–and wouldn’t be inappropriate for commuting use–with its 32 front and rear spokes. That $595 build uses last year’s chrome steel bearing and the disc-only set weighs in at 1,590g.
In order to hit the 1,400g mark, the Iron Cross Pro cut the spoke count back to 24 and 28. Those spokes connect to 3.30RdTi hubs (featuring a titanium ratchet ring) and come with carbon lever’d, hollow CrMo quick release skewers. Red aluminum nipples and a superlight red valve stem add a bit of bling to the top-end wheelset. A $105 padded double wheelbag rounds out the Pro package, which sells for $875.
The rims are available in 24, 28, and 32 hole drillings for $88. Delivery for the three updated three Iron Cross wheelsets is expected some time around August- just in time for ‘cross season.