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

Richards Bicycles is proud to introduce the newest innovation from Industry Nine, the Torch 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 Trail and Torch Trail 24 wheelsets are designed to take you & your bike where you've never gone before!

Industry Nine Torch Trail Wheelset Features:

  • Industry Nine Exclusive profiles – Designed by Industry Nine to offer class leading performance
  • Reduced weight – Up to 100 gram weight savings (per rim) when compared to 2012 rim options
  • Increased width – All Torch series rims will feature wider outer and inner rim widths
  • 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.


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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
  • 24 hole 2/1 lacing pattern – Featured on the Trail 24 wheelset – Significantly reduces wheel weight, promotes even spoke tensions while maintaining excellent durability. F&R wheels feature 16 spokes on the rear drive side/front disc side flange, paired with 8 opposing spokes. Due to the front and rear wheel dish caused by the cassette on the rear wheel and disc brake on the front wheel, this orientation evens out spoke tension. This reduces peak stress loads on the spokes and rim, and reduces the fatigue cycle incurred in a traditional 24 spoke wheel. This allows a lower spoke count and lighter weight, without the durability issues and increased rim weights commonly associated with low spoke count wheels

Industry Nine Troch Trail Wheelset