Corywrote a review of Crank Brothers Cobalt 2 Wheelset - 26in on February 2, 2012
After riding on a couple different sets of first gen Cobalts, I saw the HNR had these in their lineup. I decided to grab a set for a complete custom build I was doing at the time. First thing I noticed was the different free hub in the back, much more quiet than the 6 pawl design of the first gens. Also, slightly more latent engagement. The wheels still have the same stiff crisp response in varying terrain as the first gens. Also, IMO, the look hella nice too.