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Industry Nine releases new line of carbon disc-specific road wheels

Published January 17, 2018

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Industry Nine has released a line of three carbon road wheelsets with U.S-made disc-brake hubs. The wheels feature new carbon rims in three depths. Each of the rims is tubeless ready and has a 21mm internal width and a blunt-nosed shape that I9 calls a "Wide Format Aero Design."

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The shaping is intended to be stable in cross winds and to offer the most aerodynamic profile when used with wider road tires. The company has posted a description of its wind tunnel tests in a Google doc that is publicly available. 

The i9.35 wheelset has a rim with 35mm depth rim. It weighs 1,355 grams per set (the rim is 380 grams alone) and retails for $2,350.

The i9.45 wheelset has a 45mm depth rim. The set weighs 1,495 grams and also retails for $2,350.

The i9.65 wheelset has a 65mm depth rim. The set weighs 1,550 grams and retails for $2,400.

The i9.35 and i9.45 wheels are available now. The i9.65 will be available next month.

The rims' tubeless-ready profile and wide inner width offer low rolling resistance as well as improved traction, comfort and lateral stiffness, the company said. The tubeless design features a bead channel and bead shelves that are optimized for secure tire retention as well as easy tire installation and removal. 

The wheels have a 24-hole 2/1 spoking pattern. Hubs are available with Centerlock or six-bolt rotor mounting and with Shimano, SRAM XDR or Campagnolo freehub bodies. 

Standard colors have black hubs and spokes and natural carbon finish on the rims. Custom hub, spoke, nipple and valve stem colors are available for an upcharge.  An upgrade to Enduro XD-15 Hybrid Ceramic bearings also is available. Mix and match wheelsets (with different front and rear rim depths) also are an option. 

Custom rim stickers are available through Stikrd.

More information: industrynine.com/road-disc.

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