Industry Nine has announced some new products for 2013. They’ve added a variety of new complete wheel build options as well as offering new hub revisions to their new Torch hub. Available to fit the full range of options today: 15mm, 20mm, QR, XX1, 150mm, 157mm, 135mm (QR & / 10mm / 12mm), and 142mm.
Industry Nine already offered some very impressive hubs and wheel offerings. They’ve now gone and updated things for 2013 with their new Torch hubs and new complete wheelsets. Options for their in-house straight-pull version with custom spokes or with conventional flanges are available. Their complete wheelsets are tubeless compatible (via valve core + sealing tape) and they have widened the rims as well. The wheelsets are availalbe in standard colors as well as many options for additional colors if you’re looking for something more unique.
Whether you’re looking for a 26″ XC, 26″ Trail, 26 Downhill, , 29, a 27.5″ wheelset, or some classic J-bend hubs, Industry Nine has options to consider.
Industry Nine Torch J-Bend Hubs
New Torch Hubs:
The new Torch hubs from Industry Nine are on a diet this year. The rear hub losses ~100g (claimed) and the front hub drops some minor savings as well. Improvements have been made to the sealing as well as drag and end-cap system to be compatible with numerous axle configurations. These new Torch hubs are available in traditional J-Bend hubs or Industry Nine’s in-house spoke’d straight pull option.
Rear Torch Hub details: MSRP $575 set // $385 Rear Only
Claimed weight: 248-268g
6 Pawl freehub for 120 point / 3-degree engagement
9/10 speed or XX1 (XD1) option
In addition to the hub weight savings, you also have the option of 24 or 32 holes.
Stiffness in the design through their butted 20mm/17mm axle
Compatible with the current rear axle systems – QR // also options for 142mm and 135 x 10mm/12mm or
DH150 width to allow for 150mm x 12 / 157mm x 12mm
28h or 32h
MSRP – $575 for the front and rear, or $385 for the rear alone
Front Torch Hub details: MSRP $575 set // $190 Front Only
Claimed weight: 150-155 grams – depending on axle and bearing
Revised design to improve stiffness, braking torque, and stress
Interchangeable endcaps available for 9mm thru, quick release, 15mm, and 20mm
28h or 32h
MSRP: $190 front only or $575 for the front and rear set
If complete wheels are more up your alley, Industry Nine offers the new Torch Trail wheelsets. Available in two trims: Torch Trail or Torch 24. The numbers they share are impressive and it will be curious to see how things hold up!
Industry Nine Torch
Torch Trail Wheelset: MSRP $1170
26” Front 685g / rear 805g // 1490 grams for the wheelset
29” Front 740g / rear 860g // 1600 grams for the set
*Weight varies depending on axle /bearing spec. Does not include tubeless tape or valve.
Torch rear hub offers new sealing, multiple axle configurations, slimmed weight, and more
Freehub – 9/10 spd compatible or XD1 for XX1 compatability. 120 point, 3 degree engagement, 6 pawl mechanism
Spokes – 2.9/2.7mm butted
Options – XD1 Driver body for SRAM XX1 type cassette. Lefty and Singlespeed* hubs. Hybrid Ceramic bearings*.
Stock Colors – red hubs/spokes or all black hubs/spokes with black or silver rims
Custom Colors* – Silver, Blue, Gold, Orange, Pink, Purple, and Green * Upcharges apply
Custom Lacing options* – Mix and match spoke colors for a true custom look * Upcharges apply
Torch Trail 24 Wheelset: MSRP $1150
The 24 Hole 2/1 lacing pattern and welterweight Trail rims offer incredibly low rotational weight and excellent tire support – with a 28mm outer/23.4mm inner rim width. Available in 26”, 27.5” (650b), and 29” versions