Reader’s Rides, er, Wheels – Custom I9 Derby 29er Wheelset
Frank from Marty’s Reliable Cycle in Hackettstown, NJ wanted a pair of heavy duty carbon wheels. Rad carbon wheels, made with Industry Nine hubs and spokes – in purple of course. The result is what Frank thinks might be the first set of I9/Derby wheelsets in the world.
Check out the weight and more after the break.
We recently got a chance to take a look at Derby’s new wide carbon rims at Interbike. The 29er rims are built with a monstrous 35mm external and 29mm internal width and weigh in at 465g while carrying a 250lb weight limit. For many riders, the 250lb instead of 200lb or less limit opens up the world of carbon rims. Frank’s wheelset built with I9 142×12 and 15mm thru axle hubs and I9′s proprietary spokes laced to Derby’s 29er rims register 800g for the front, and 960g for the rear on the shop’s Park scale.
Derby is running a special winter sale, with the rims listed at $299 (650b or 29), with regular pricing set at $379. Frank said retail for the custom wheels pictured above should be around $2100.