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…
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.