Actual weight 1760 grams, including tubeless tape and valve stems
Front - 815 grams
Rear - 945 grams
Rims (650b/27.5" diameter)
30.5 mm internal width
21.9 mm deep
SRAM 11 speed compatible (XD driver)
15mm through axle front
12 x 142 mm through axle rear
I9 proprietary nipple-less
32 front and rear
Made and assembled in the USA (except rims)
Includes two extra nipples and spokes, three extra pawl spring, and a rubber o-ring
Custom Options Available for Special Order, Please Call.
Industry Nine has built their stellar reputation with amazing hubs and the most thought-out spokes in the world. Luckily for us, they have not stopped innovating, as evidenced by the new Torch hub set. Even though the hubs are the most impressive components of the Industry Nine Torch Enduro 27.5 Wheelset XD1, the rims and spokes are vital to the Torch Enduro's amazing performance as well.
The new hubs have dropped over one hundred grams compared to the previous Classic Series hubs, while maintaining the incredible three-degree engagement with a six-pawl freehub. Engineered with mechanics in mind, the freehub is designed for simple and fast removal, and tool-free pawl service. The included XD1 driver mounts up to any SRAM 11-speed mountain cassette.
An oversized, butted axle (20mm/17mm), makes for a very stiff hub, and with easily swappable endcaps (not included, but available in 10 x 135, 12 x 135, and 12 x 142), the Torch wheelset will match up with whatever you find yourself riding, now or in the future. Front hubs are compatible with 9mm QR, 15mm TA, and 20mm TA forks, although each wheelset comes with only one endcap set.
With a massive 30.5mm wide (internal) profile rim made from extruded aluminum, the Torch Enduro wheels are tubeless ready to truly maximize the performance of larger profile tires. Each rim comes taped with a tubeless valve stem installed, with 32 of I9's awesome machined aluminum spokes laced in a standard three-cross pattern. Each spoke is oversized, drawn and machined aluminum, possessing the strength of a 1.8mm steel spoke, but weighing as much as a triple-butted spoke. At the thread end, the spoke flares out for threads that are larger in diameter than the spoke shaft, eliminating one of the highest stress risers on traditional spokes. A T8 torx fitting is machined into the spoke end on the thread side of the spoke. Instead of threading into a nipple, the rim end of the spoke ends in a "mushroom" which sits in the rim's spoke hole. Below the rim, wrench flats are machined into the spoke so a regular spoke wrench can be used.
Nothing will say "I love you" to your bike like an Industry Nine Torch wheelset. I9's spokes and hubs are completely designed, machined and assembled in the USA.