Industry Nine releases three new carbon disc-brake road wheels
Industry Nine has release three new disc-specific road wheels with 65mm, 45mm and 35mm-deep carbon rims. Each wheelset is built with Industry Nine’s US-made hubs with either Centerlock or 6-bolt rotor compatibility. The inner rim width is constant throughout the rim depths at 21mm.
In standard Industry Nine fashion, a bevy of gorgeous hub colors are availableCourtesy
Industry Nine carbon, disc-brake road wheelset options
Front Axle: QR 100mm, 9x100mm, 12x100mm, 15x100mm
Rear Axle: QR 135mm, 10x135mm, 12x135mm, 12x142mm
Driver: Shimano/SRAM HG, Campy 11-speed or SRAM XD-R, 6-degree engagement
Recommended Tire Type: Tubeless or Clincher
Bearings: Steel, ceramic available
I9.65 Disc wheelset
The deepest are the i9.65 with a 65mm tall rimCourtesy
Industry Nine claims its i9.65 Disc wheelset has less drag than Zipp’s stalwart 404. Industry Nine partnered with Reynolds Cycling and tested its wheels in the A2 Wind Tunnel in Mooresville, NC. To read more about I9’s test procedures and protocols, check out the Google doc here.
Supporting the reported aerodynamic prowess, I9 boasts that the i9.65 Disc is the “fastest everyday road disc wheel on the planet” with stable and predictable handling.
Weight: Pair: 1,555g (715 / 840g); Rim: 485g
Recommended Tire Width: 23mm – 28mm
£1,730 / $2,400 / AU$3,000
I9.45 Disc wheelset
Want custom component colors to match your bike? No problemCourtesy
Industry Nine claims the i9.45 Disc wheelset is aimed at all-around riding. With a 21mm inner rim width, the North Carolina company recommends tire widths between 23mm and 32mm.
Industry Nine’s front road hub has a beautiful minimalismCourtesy
The i9.35 Disc wheelset is claimed to be the go-to wheelset for riding in windy conditions.
With a recommended tire width of up to 40mm, the i9.35 Discs seem like a good choice for a lightweight, gravel-racing wheelset. It should be noted that with the low weight comes a 108kg (240lbs) rider weight limit.
Weight: Pair: 1,355g; (615 / 740g); Rim: 380g
Recommended Tire Width: 23-40mm
£1,655 / $2,300 / AU$2,877
Mix and match
Industry Nine also sells mismatch wheelsets, including a 35mm/45mm pair or a 45mm/65mm pair.
And like all wheelsets offered by Industry Nine, custom colors are offered for the hubs and nipples. Additionally, Industry Nine has partnered with custom sticker company Stikrd for further customization.