Industry Nine Puts Carbon Rims on the Road, Blacks Out Hubs and Whites Out Rims

industry nine 9 carbon fiber road wheels i35 i45 and i65

After dorkin’ around for way too long trying to get EDGE/ENVE to put the originally spec’d custom carbon rims into production, Industry Nine had to look elsewhere. They’re not knocking ENVE, but eventually the time and cost of developing a custom rim there combined with ENVE’s booked production capacity to just fill their own orders, I9 decided to switch to stock Reynolds rims.

The resulting new wheels are the i35, i45 and i65, with the numbers corresponding to the rim depth. All three are available in both clincher and tubular, weights are:

i35 – 1000g tubular / 1250g clincher
i45 – 1120g / 1350g
i65 – 1300g / 1550g (estimated)

Tubulars are all $2,500 and clinchers are $2,650. Available now.

But wait, there’s more! They’ve got a new superlight road tubeless wheelset, blacked out hubs and spokes and a white rim option on the i30 alloy road wheels! Click ‘more’ to see it all…

industry nine i35 road wheels with reynolds carbon fiber rim in tubular and clincher

They use the same road hubs as their alloy i30 and i25 wheels that have been out for about a year.

industry nine i30 alloy road wheels with white rims

The i30 comes with white (shown), black or polished rims, which are a 450g 19mm-wide Kin Lin rim. For those not concerned with an aero shape, the the i25 uses a 450g 23mm-wide HED C2 rim. Same weight between the two for the pair, but the i25 benefits from the wider rim. Prices are $950 (i30) and $1,100 (i25).

There’s also a new i25 SL (not shown) that uses Stan’s Alpha 340 rim and weighs in at 1250g for a road tubeless wheel set, but there’s a 170lb rider weight limit. $1,200.

industry nine's new black i double anodized blacked out hubs and spokes option

New Black-i (black eye) double black color scheme available for the mountain bike hubs with logos that are etched before anodizing so they’re black, too. It’s a $100 upcharge, same as their custom color option.

Comments

"CHIEF" - 04/21/11 - 9:38am

Pretty darn cool! And besides looks, the customer service at I9 has been at the highest level. Have three sets of mtn wheels and look forward to the day I can afford a road set.

jeff - 04/21/11 - 9:54pm

I have some of the edge/I9 roads. They are crazy light and really nice wheels. Just be carefull with the black ano mine faded in less then 6 months and looks more maroon/brown then it does black these days.

Steve - 04/22/11 - 9:05am

You can guarantee the arrival of I9 Reynolds carbon rimmed mountain wheels sometime around August. Just a guess…but that is when the rims will be readily available. I’m digging the thought of I9 Enduro 29r wheels with carbon rims. Light and stiff as all hell. But not cheap.

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