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 read and have a 21mm internal width and a blunt-nosed shape that I9 calls a “Wide Format Aero Design.”
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 35 mm depth rim. It weighs 1355 grams per set (the rim is 380 grams alone) and retails for $2,350.
The i9.45 wheelset has a 45 mm depth rim. The set weighs 1,495 grams and also retails for $2,350.
The i9.65 wheelset has a 65 mm 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. …read more