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  • Industry Nine wheels are back

    The light, bright, stiff wheels from North Carolina are due back BACK NOW! in stock at JRA soon after 2 or 3 years away (that's why all our photos show old rims), sometime in December we hope now. As before we're building on Stan's NoTubes rims, with others to order if the spoke lengths match up.

    The first thing to notice about Industry Nine wheelsets is the bright colours and anodised aluminium spokes but there's a lot more to them than that. 120 engagement points in the hubs, unbelievable stiffness from the thick (but light) spokes, interchangeability between all the usual axle types...

    The wheels come in a few formats; Mountain bike wheels come with XC or Enduro hub options (details below), and 3 different spoke thicknesses. They are available in 26", 650b and 29er sizes, and with Shimano/Sram 9/10 speed or Sram XD (for XX1 11-speed) freehubs. Front hubs to fit the Cannondale Lefty forks are also available. Then there's a singlespeed rear hub too...basically there's an I9 hub to fit virtually any bike. Expected prices for standard colours (red, black, silver) is around £780 per pair of wheels, custom colours are extra (probably £60 - £80 per pair).

    I had a pair (the orange ones in the photos below) and loved riding them. The stiffness of the aluminium spokes and the Stan's Flow rims was like no other wheels I've ridden. They are strong too; I never broke a spoke or had the wheel go out of true even after a load of races and the Megavalanche.

    Then there are the "classic" hubs; same internals as the wheelsets but with conventional flanges for normal J-bend steel spokes.

    Finally the road hubs, these weren't available back when we first built Industry Nine wheels so we're still working out the options, but the hubs look every bit as good as the MTB hubs and come in at just 86g front, 240g rear with a 39(!) tooth drive ring and 3 pawls for low drag - road hubs just don't need the fast take-up of the MTB hubs.

  • Bright polished finish on any rim

    We are pleased to finally be able to introduce our polished rims, after various in house attempts at stripping and buffing over the last year we have left it to the professionals and all our rims can now be ordered in a professional bright shine or sateen finish.


    Our polished NoTubes ZTR Flows are shown off here on a pair of Mango Chris Kings. Polishing adds £39 to the price of a wheelset.  These instock mango Chris Kings with polished flows are £712.


    The quickest way to get the new polished finish in use and on the trails was to buff up Jamies mountain bike wheels, hence the used hub and tyres. We've restickered the NoTubes ZTR Arch, unfortunately we won't be able to resticker all rims but most NoTubes decals are available.


    Bare rims showing a couple of different spoke and nipples colours.

    The polish may affect the braking surface on road rims with a machined brake track but this should not adversely effect performance.


    Sateen finish

    Sateen is a brushed finish and looks similar as if it were a bare aluminium with visible stroke marks, it gives a more industrial or raw finish on your wheelset.

    The professional finishes should last some time but will need occasional polishing.


    prices per rim
    bright polish + £19.50 per rim
    sateen polish + £14.50 per rim

    allow an extra 4 working days for this service.


    Colours coming soon

    Powder coat colours are in testing but here is a first look of some samples. Please ask for other powder coat colours, these candy colours with a slight sparkle will cost £21.50 per rim. These are only available for wheels that don't require a braking surface.

  • Bespoked Bristol – the show builds - part 2

    Some more photos of the wheels we took the Bespoked Bristol show. If you missed part 1, click here.

    Enve Carbon All mountain wheelset

    The best AM/downhill wheelset money can buy. DT Swiss 240 hubs and Aerolite bladed spoked are a natural match for the strongest, stiffest, lightest rims we've seen. No compromises (including on the price).

    hubs DT Swiss 240s
    rims Enve Composites AM
    spokes DT Swiss Aerolite
    nipples Pillar aluminium (internal)
    weight 1569g
    DT Swiss 240 hubs oversize front 20mm, QR rear. Front is convertible to QR, 9mm through axle (eg DT RWS) or 15mm thru bolt. Rear converts to 12 x 135 or 12x142mm.
    price £2,063.00
    buy now> £1,959.85 (discount price for show build)

    aero road racing wheelset - Enve Composites 45 with American Classic hubs

    hubs American Classic
    rims Enve Composites 45
    spokes Sapim CX-Ray
    nipples Pillar aluminium (internal)
    weight 1396g
    20 hole front Micro 58 hub, 24 hole rear Road 205
    buy now> £1,765 (discount price for show build)

    Enve's 45mm deep full carbon clincher rims are built onto American Classic road hubs for a light, aero wheelset ideal for road racing or time trials. The moulded-in (not drilled) spoke holes mean we can wind up the bladed Sapim CX-Ray spokes to a high tension with no fear of them pulling through the rim.

    quick, colourful road wheels - Pink Chris King R45 hubs laced to NoTubes ZTR Alpha 340 rims

    Perfect for lighter riders, the 20h front and 24h rear Alpha 340 rims laced to the the Chris King R45 road hubs in pink laced to NoTubes Alpha 340 road rims.

    Please ask about other Chris King, road builds or lacing patterns. Most of these haven't been put into the online custom wheelbuilder yet but can be built at Just Riding Along.

    hubs Chris King R45 - pink 20/24h
    rims NoTubes ZTR Alpha 340
    spokes Sapim CX-Ray
    nipples DT Swiss aluminium
    weight 1264g
    20 hole front wheel- radially laced / 24 hole rear wheel radially laced non-drive side, 2 cross drive
    Actual weights, front 567g / rear 697g, pair 1264g.
    price     £695
    available to order as a suggested build, please enquire to find out if your preferred hub colour and spoke count is available.

    all mountain wheelset with mango hubs

    Chris King hubs, in orange, with orange spoke nipples on ZTR Flow rims. Perfect combination for Enduro downhill races or just all-round riding.

    hubs Chris King - mango
    rims NoTubes ZTR Flow
    spokes DT Swiss Competition
    nipples Sapim aluminium - orange
    price £673

    available to order as a suggested build, please enquire to find out if your preferred hub colour and spoke count is available.

    Chris King large flange 15mm front hub, rear 12 x 135mm. Convertible to 20mm front, and 10x135 or 12x135mm rear at no extra cost, please contact us to arrange this.

    Shown in the photo with the Maxxis Ikon tyre (2.2 eXC 62a 3C EXO).

    burly Surly single-speed wheel

    Indestructible 29er singlespeed rear wheel on the only 36h NoTubes rim available. Disk brake compatible hub.

    hubs Surly Single speed - disc, solid bolt-on axle
    rims NoTubes ZTR Flow 29er 36 hole
    spokes DT Swiss Competition
    nipples DT Swiss brass nipples - silver
    weight 1153g
    price £182

    available to order as a suggested build, please enquire to find out if your preferred hub colour and spoke count is available.

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