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Industry Nine Torch Gravity 26", 29er & 650b Wheelsets

Richards Bicycles is proud to introduce the newest innovation from Industry Nine, the Torch Gravity series wheelsets.  New for the 2013 biking season, Industry Nine has redesigned all of their wheelsets from the ground up, to be lighter, faster, laterally stiffer, quieter and more durable than ever before!  Available in 26", 27.5" (650B) & 29", Torch Gravity wheelsets are designed for DH / FR bikers who want to take their bike to the absolute extreme, and want a wheelset that can handle the abuse.  With their super wide profile rims (28.5mm inner, 33.5mm outer) and beefy hub design, Industry Nine Torch Gravity wheels will allow you to take your bike to the limits in which you would have never dreamed of doing before.  Torch Gravity wheels are intended for Free Riders or Downhill style riding, riders who want a lightweight, yet super durable aggressive wheelset that can take on almost any type of terrain you have in front of you!

Industry Nine Torch Gravity Wheels
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Industry Nine Torch Gravity Wheelset Features:

  • Industry Nine Exclusive profiles – Designed by Industry Nine to offer class leading performance
  • Designed for extreme downhill or freeride bikers
  • Reduced weight – Up to 100 gram weight savings (per rim) when compared to 2012 rim options
  • Industry Nine Torch Rims - Engineered by Industry Nine, Torch rims are designed to be lighter, wider, stiffer and more durable than Stan's rims.  For all you Stan's fan's, don't worry..... we still offer the options to use Stan's rims on all of our 32 hole wheels if this is your preference.
  • Increased width – All Torch series rims will feature wider outer and inner rim widths.  Torch Gravity rims feature widths of 28.5mm inner, 33.5mm outer
  • Tubeless compatible – rims feature a tubeless ready profile
  • Exceptional stiffness/weight ratio – Rims feature oversized extrusions that are wider and deeper than traditional rims, to offer improved stiffness and better control.

Industry Nine Torch Spokes:

  • Increased spoke diameters – Offering improved lateral stiffness, more durable
  • Butted spokes – Driveside spokes are thicker near the hub. Reduces the risk of spoke damage due to overshifting, improves lateral stiffness
  • Finer thread pitch – Makes the wheels easier to true. Reduces the risk of spokes losing tension over time
  • Torx fitting – T8 torx fitting on the end of spokes, and makes spoke removal much easier in the rare event that a spoke breaks at the threads

Industry Nine Torch Hubs:

  • Tangential spoke lacing – Torch wheels feature a spoke flanges which orient the spokes approximately 90 degrees from the hub flange. This increases wheel and spoke durability since hub torque is applied in line with the spoke - removing the spoke threads from the shear plane and reducing spoke fatigue. Since the spokes are directly opposing one another it also removes outward stress from the hub shell for increase hub durability and improved control of bearing press tolerances
  • Finer thread pitch flanges – the hubs utilize a finer thread pitch, which makes the wheels easier to true and reduces the risk of tension loss

Industry Nine Torch Gravity Wheelsets