Industry Nine 650B

27.5 Sea Otter Classic

Industry Nine had some 650B wheels on display, using the Stan’s Flow rims. I spoke with them about 650B, and they said it was quite easy for them to produce, as their proprietary aluminum straight pull spokes are just cut to different lengths, so it’s a simple manufacturing process to alter them for any wheels size. I am thinking of running a 26 rear and 650B front on my Ibis Mojo HD, and an Industry Nine AM front with a 15mm TA should be a perfect accompaniment. Jake of I9 showed me some grease made by Dumonde Tech they have that is specifically for freehub’s, and the next time I have my Industry Nine wheels torn down for maintenance I’ll try out the lube.

They have two new color options for this season, including the dazzling “Red Eye.” The additional $150 charge gets you the Industry Nine “Red-Eye” wheelset, with the vivid and noticeable bright-red anodizing.

About the author: Brian Mullin

Brian likes to push the limits in all the sports he obsesses in, whether it's mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, skiing, or sport climbing. He takes those same strengths and a good dose of insanity to his reviewing and writing on mountain biking products, creating technical, in-depth articles. Whenever he's not on the bike, he might be found watching MotoGP racing, otherwise look for him out on the trail.

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  • John G. says:

    If you want a set of wheels that are stiff and stay true, these are the ones especially the 29ers. The single best upgrade you can do on a bike. AWESOME Been running ’em for years and will continue to do so until either I quit riding or they quit making wheels.

  • Aaron K. says:

    The wheels are incredible. For my 29ers….it has made a huge diff. in the stiffness and what’s being put to the ground; in regards to power. Kudos to the whole staff; for being quick to respond and being made right here in NC. and rides them… they must be GOOD!


  • Terry says:

    You mentioned replacing a 26 with a 27.5, what else besides wheel is needed? Brake rotor, bearings, etc?

  • Brian Mullin says:

    Terry => new tires and perhaps a fork

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