Industry Nine expands carbon wheel options further this year with more budget-friendly carbon options. Including both Hydra and 1:1 hub options, they now have some great affordable carbon options. We’ve been buzzing around on a set of 1:1 hubs for a few months now and have loved their performance. The 4-degree engagement is great with the familiar I9 sound. Of course, the Hydra’s we reviewed here last year are for those who demand instant engagement.
From Industry Nine:
Asheville, NC – Industry Nine is excited to announce six new wheelsets that bring our reputation for feature-packed wheelsets delivering outstanding innovation and ride quality to even more riders. Focused on bringing legendary i9 performance to value-oriented wheelsets, the introduction of the Hydra Enduro S Carbon, Hydra Trail S Carbon, 1/1 Enduro S Carbon, 1/1 Trail S Carbon, 1/1 GRCX and 1/1 Trail 650b present riders even more fantastic mountain and drop-bar options across a number of price points.
Hydra Enduro S Carbon and Hydra Trail S Carbon
One of our most requested products becomes a reality. The Enduro Carbon and Trail Carbon wheel models represent a long-standing call from riders seeking to combine the durable and lively Hydra S platform with a carbon rim boasting modern features such as hookless construction and widths that mesh perfectly with aggressive mountain bike rubber. At the heart of the Hydra S Carbon family lies the insanely fast engaging Hydra freehub, giving riders unparalleled control and confidence in the most demanding conditions.
Our straight-pull S-series hubs use 28 Sapim Race 2.0/1.8/2.0 steel spokes emphasizing a wide bracing angle translating into an agile yet solid foundation. Whether looking for a bomber wheelset that stares unflinchingly at the most technical terrain, or a do-all wheelset that is at home as much on the climbs as it is in fast and rough, the Hydra S Carbon family awaits. MSRP: $1,825
1/1 Enduro Carbon and 1/1 Trail Carbon
Modern technology and features meet timeless design elements to bring riders a product line that performs well above its class. Wheelsets seldom achieve the intersection of value and performance of the 1/1 Carbon range occupies. The wheels feature a responsive 4° engagement freehub mechanism – providing control during technical climbing, and instant acceleration. Relying on universally-serviceable and economical Sapim j-bend steel spokes laced to the classic flanged hub configuration, ease of ownership is a defining characteristic of the 1/1 Carbon family.
High tech continues to come into focus with the Trail Carbon and Enduro Carbon rims. Modern and hookless rim profiles keep impact strength high and repel pinch flats while the refined layup schedules place material where needed most, cutting unneeded mass. The end result is an emphasis on ride quality, all condition durability, and approachability that will elevate the rig and rider opting to mount a pair of 1/1 Carbon wheels. MSRP: $1,575
For additional information go here – https://industrynine.com/wheels/mountain