Industry Nine Torch Trail 24 27.5 Wheelset XD1

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Highlighted Features

  • Actual weight 1508 grams, including tubeless tape and valve stems
    • Front-695 grams
    • Rear-813 grams
  • Rims (650b/27.5" diameter)
    • 23.1 mm internal width
    • 20.7 mm deep
  • Hubs
    • SRAM 11 speed compatible
    • 15mm through axle front
    • 12 x 142 mm through axle rear
  • Spokes
    • 2:1 pattern, 16 DS, 8 NDS
    • I9 proprietary nipple-less
    • 24 front and rear
      • 3-cross rear drive side and front brake side
      • 1-cross rear brake side and front non-drive side
  • Suggested rider weight limit of 200 pounds (32 hole version raises weight limit to 220 lbs)
  • Made and assembled in the USA (except rims)

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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 Trail 24 27.5 XD1 Wheelset (for SRAM 11-speed cassettes),the rims and, of course, spokes, are vital to the Torch 24's amazing performance as well. These wheels, as the name implies, are intended for Trail use, encompassing the gamut of what most people ride. For bigger riders or heavier-duty use, a 32-spoke Torch Trail wheelset is available.

First of all, 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. Since it's such a high-end piece of equipment, proper care should be given to the freehub, which is designed for simple and fast removal, and tool-free pawl service. 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 properly sized 23mm wide rim, made out of extruded aluminum which is nearly as stiff as carbon, the Torch Trail wheels are tubeless ready... Ready to shred! The rims come taped with tubeless valve stems installed, and I9's awesome machined aluminum spokes laced in their 2/1 pattern. Placing sixteen spokes one one side and eight on the other helps to reduce overall weight—with the lower spoke count—while maintaining stiffness and durability. 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 the spoke. A T8 star 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 Trail 24 wheelset. I9's spokes and hubs are completely designed and constructed, and wheels assembled in the USA.