Industry Nine Rolls Out Road Tubeless Wheelsets, Adds Stan’s Arch EX 650B Rim Option
Built with an in-house designed 23.5mm wide rim (19mm inside), the set comes in at a claimed weight of just 1425g without tape or valves. Rim depth is 25mm, and they come in right around 450g per rim. Rims will come in black and a new polished silver (shown). Front wheels get bumped from 18 to 20 spokes for a better ride, and they’re still running Sapim CX Ray spokes and their house-made hubs.
This is their first self-designed rim. They’ve offered their road hubs built up to Stan’s Alpha 340, but this new one is meant for a broader range of riders. They’ll retail for $1,100 and are available now. They’ve been testing them on the pavement, at cyclocross races and across gravel roads in the mountains and are calling these hoops a “quiver killer” suitable for any type of riding.
On the dirt, they’ve added Stan’s 440g Arch EX 650B rims as a build option. Now, their 650B line more or less mirrors the 29er range of options, which includes Crest and Flow rims, but not the new Reynolds carbon rim option.