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New Industry Nine Torch Classic Mountain Center Lock Hubs & BigRig760 fat bike wheels

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Industry Nine, I9 centerlock

Industry Nine has rolled out the welcome mat to Center Lock devotees so everybody can join the 3° quick engagement party in all 11 glorious colors. Plus they’re now offering their gorgeous Torch “fat bike system chassis” with HED’s B.A.D. alloy rims for some huge, almost carbon-like weight savings.

Roll past the break for specs and pricing on Industry nine’s latest products…

Industry Nine Classic

We’ve seen a surge in the number of companies using Shimano’s once proprietary Center Lock disc brake interface, and now Industry Nine is joining in on the fun. Center Lock’s benefit is that they are much easier to remove & install, not to mention there’s less chance of stripping bolts since they require a bottom bracket or cassette tool rather than a much less robust hex or Torx wrench. Center Lock hubs also generally lighter.

I9’s Torch Center Lock hubs weigh in at 130-135 grams (depending on axle configuration) for the front, and 260-265g for the rear (depending on specifications such as hub spacing, endcap selection and freehub). The Torch driver uses 6 pawls with three-at-a-time alternating contact with the drive ring for lightning fast 3° engagement.  And they’re available in all of I9’s 11 vibrant colors.

Torch Classic Mountain Center Lock front hub

  • 28 or 32 hole drillings available
  • Boost Hub Shell – 15×110 (135g)
  • Standard Hub shell – 15×100 or QR100 endcap options (130g)
  • Colors: Black, Red, Silver, Blue, Gold, Orange, Pink, Purple, Turquoise, Green and Lime
  • MSRP $190

Torch Classic Mountain Center Lock rear hub

  • 28 or 32 hole drillings available
  • Shimano HG or SRAM XD1 freehub – 3 degree/120 POE/6 pawl mechanism
  • Boost hub shell with 12×148 (265g)
  • Standard hub shell – 12×142 or QR135 endcap options (260g)
  • Colors: Black, Red, Silver, Blue, Gold, Orange, Pink, Purple, Turquoise, Green and Lime
  • MSRP $385

Industry Nine, I9 HED Fat bike

Other “big” news is Industry Nine’s rockin’ Torch “fat bike system chassis” can now be installed in HED’s 80mm (76.0mm internal) B.A.D. tubeless-ready rims. The BigRig 760’s are almost 400g lighter than their BigRig 845 wheels, (almost a pound!), and are within a respectable distance from their BigRig 825 carbon wheels for quite a bit less coin. Available now in all 11 colors as well as about any custom color spoke configuration you can imagine.

Industry Nine BigRig 760 Wheelset 

  • 2150 grams, depending on specification
  • Rims – Hed Big Deal Aluminum, 80mm OW, 76mm IW, 640g
  • Front Hub Endcap Options – 135QR, 10×135 rear-offset, 15×135, 15×142, 15×150
  • 170mm Rear Hub Endcap Options – 170QR, 10×170, 12×177
  • 190mm Rear Hub Endcap Options – 190QR, 12×190, 12×197
  • Shimano HG or SRAM XD1 freehub – 3 degree/120 POE/6 pawl mechanism
  • Hub and Spoke Color Options: Black, Red, Silver, Blue, Gold, Orange, Pink, Purple, Turquoise, Green and Lime
  • MSRP starting at $1495

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Vincent
8 years ago

Very intereseting news, since Chris King centerlock boost hubs won’t be available before the summer…

Veganpotter
Veganpotter
8 years ago
Reply to  Vincent

You’ll want these more than Chris King hubs. They won’t need tightened all the time, the engagement is similar and there’s surely far less friction

Tim
Tim
8 years ago
Reply to  Veganpotter

Right on, I have had the same experience with CK rear hubs.

mechc303
mechc303
8 years ago
Reply to  Veganpotter

By similar you mean faster.

mac
mac
8 years ago
Reply to  Veganpotter

When king’s new hubs come out they will be right. They don’t use paying customers as beta testers like I9.

Haromania
8 years ago

If they made a “true” 150 front hub (IE-Not a 135 with a longer end cap) I would already own a set. Best looking wheels on the market, period.

boom
boom
8 years ago
Reply to  Haromania

The DH 150 / 157 standard is indeed its own hub. As is the Boost 148 hub. The 135 hub is only interchangeable with 142.

Haromania
8 years ago
Reply to  boom

Few months ago sent them an email asking if they were still using the 135 with longer end caps, or a dedicated “fat” 150 shell, they specifically told me they were still using a 135 hub shell. So if what you’re saying is true, it must be new, or they need a new guy answering their emails. Either way, awesome.

PDXFixed
8 years ago
Reply to  boom

He’s talking about a front hub for a fat bike, not rear.

Aaron
Aaron
8 years ago
Reply to  Haromania

They make a 150/157 hub that has it’s own unique hub shell.

i9 Dave
8 years ago
Reply to  Haromania

We’re still using a single front fat hub shell. Folks might have been confused about fat front vs. DH rear – we do have several shells for rear hubs between 135/142, 148 and 150/157.

kbark
kbark
8 years ago

Cannot read the comments unless I comment. I tried it on Windows Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox with the same problem. I am running windows 7.

JTF
JTF
8 years ago

These hubs should resolve your browser issues.

Eric Hansen
Eric Hansen
8 years ago

Centerlock has ALWAYS been available for licensed reproduction. It has never been “proprietary”.

Cheese
Cheese
8 years ago
Reply to  Eric Hansen

Proprietary meaning that Shimano owns the intellectual property and charges other companies to use it. In contrast with the ISO standard which is free for use.

WannaBeSTi
WannaBeSTi
8 years ago

We heard a rumor about these last week… On order, thank I9.

Duzzi
Duzzi
8 years ago

Heavy for center lock, the boost does not help for sure in that department

Vincent
8 years ago

Will there be end caps fitting sram oversized standard ?

Juan_More_Time
Juan_More_Time
8 years ago

Why can’t industry nine just sell their lovely straight pull road hubs? Instead they insist on flogging their antiquated j bend torch design….It just doesn’t make sense????

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