Industry Nine Adds Carbon 29er & Stan’s 650B Mountain Bike Wheels, XX1 Freehub Bodies

Industry Nine has finally added some carbon fiber rimmed wheelset options for 29ers.

Long ago, they showed prototypes using ENVE rims, but for various reasons, they never went into production. Now, Reynolds has provided them with custom drilled carbon fiber rims that weigh in at just 430g each. Coupled with I9’s fat alloy spokes and house-made hubs (check our factory tour here!), they weigh in at 1640g. Reynolds is their partner on the road wheels and has been for a while, so this drilling is a custom 32-hole drilling but uses a standard 4mm spoke hole.

Rims are tubeless ready. Inner width is 21mm, depth is 28mm, just like the regular Reynolds mountain bike wheels. Because the ERD is so deep, they’re using the shortest 29er spokes I9 has ever done. That, along with the inherently stiffer carbon rims, should make for a solid yet light wheelset.

Retail for the set is $2,500 for the base color options, custom colors are more. Available now.

In other news, they’re now offering 650B/27.5″ wheels built on Stan’s NoTubes Crest rims, and all wheels will now have the option of running SRAM’s XX1…

Industry Nine SRAM XX1 driver body freehub body for 11-speed mountain bike drivetrain group

The Driver Body is $100 for driver body with internal bearings. If you want to freshen up the pawls, springs and small parts, it’s a $200 kit, but it’s not necessary to fit the XX1 freehub to the hub. Available now, and it’s a direct replacement for the standard freehub body on any of their mountain bike wheels from as far back as they’ve made them!

It’ll work with all of their axle options, too: QR135, 10×135, 12×135 and 12×142. They’ll even retrofit to work with their 12×150 and 12×157 kits for DH bikes.


16 thoughts on “Industry Nine Adds Carbon 29er & Stan’s 650B Mountain Bike Wheels, XX1 Freehub Bodies

  1. I assume this centense had a magor typo in it, and shoud read “now” rather than “not”

    “In other news, they’re not offering 650B/27.5? wheels built on Stan’s NoTubes Crest rims, and all wheels will now have the option of running SRAM’s XX1…”

  2. So can you buy a wheelset or hubset with the XD freehub already on it?
    Or are they going to make have to buy and install the XD freehub separatley?

  3. @michael – Their wheels are usually built to order so it will come with whatever configuration you require. Choice of hubset (SS, Superlight?, Enduro) axle type front and rear, and now freehub body configuration (whether standard or XX type).

  4. XD out of the box. Nice.

    Wish more were doing this as my XX1 groupset is going to land anyday now and i still dont have a driver !!!

  5. I still don´t get how the Cassette is being installed and removed?? If the threading inside the cassette enganges the thread of the driver body, how could the Splines match up, considering they don´t move horizontally towards themselves because of the threading. It appears to me that all the threads and Splines on both the Driver body and the cassette are a solid piece, so no theres no relative motion, so how is this possible? Am i missing something?

  6. Sevo – industry nine spokes never worked with enve rim hoops. The spokes are too large to fit through the molded spoke holes on the enve hoops.

  7. Zoni – I’m not 100% sure, but I believe there is indeed a separate sleeved trapped within the XX1 cassette that freely rotates to thread onto the XD driver. The sleeve extends all the way to beneath the 10t cog and is splined to accept the installation tool. The cassette remains still as the sleeve is threaded onto the driver, and I’m guessing the backplate is just thick enough to stop the threaded sleeve from interfacing with the splines on the driver. Someone correct me if I’m wrong….

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