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Pisgah-tested and shredder-approved.

If you have mid-size wheels and a trail bike that's ready for anything, it's safe to consider yourself a new-school trail boss. However, we'd wager that there's still one piece missing from your trail equation -- Industry Nine's Enduro 27.5in Wheelset. These wheels feature newly-designed Torch hubs and a purpose-driven rim that's built for all-mountain thrashing. Basically, these wheels were built to go the distance, and to make it back with nary a whimper.

To fully grasp the I9 experience, you have to start at its spokes. You see, while traditional spokes are drawn from steel wire, I-9 spokes are machined from 7075 aluminum. The spokes are straight pull, and they have roughly a 25% greater cross section then comparable 14/15 double-butted steel spokes. This translates into a greater tensile strength. Additionally, the threading on these spokes is also exclusive to Industry Nine. On traditional spokes, threads are rolled, not cut. This adds to strength, but it creates a stress riser where the thread channel is narrower than the diameter of the spoke itself. However, Industry Nine doesn't need to roll its threads. Instead, they're created during the machining process, and they're cut so that the thread channel is the same as the spoke's diameter. In fact, the threads themselves are actually larger than the spoke in order to create a stronger interface with the hub.

Moving on to the hubs, the Enduro wheelset features I9's new Torch hubs. And with a great sigh of relief, we're happy to say that they're compatible with all axle standards via separately available end caps. The big news, however, is actually within the hub. The Torch preserves the 120 points of contact and near-instant three degrees of engagement that's earned Industry Nine its cult following. Only now, the pawls have two teeth instead of three. Along with that, a changed cantilever angle, and shallower tooth profile on the hardened drive-ring, reduce freehub drag in comparison to previous iterations. Additionally, the Torch hubs now incorporate a proprietary mechanism that features two sets of three pawls that are phased three degrees from each other.

The rear hub was tested to withstand 700ft/lbs of torque -- roughly what a built diesel truck puts out. This fact quiets any fears of slippage when you're putting out full power. But, it's the Torch's quick engagement that enables you to clean steep, technical trail sections. And with three degrees of rotation between engagement points, that won't be an issue.

Furthering this, Industry Nine's engineers have removed the large bearing between the freehub body and shell, opting for smaller bearings directly between the body and shell. The reduced bearing size equates to less seal surface area that, along with a new silicone lip design, significantly reduces mechanical drag. The freehub is also now easier to remove for cleaning and lubing, and like before, the springs and pawls are captured. Home mechanics rejoice -- this means that you won't be scrambling on the floor looking for small parts.

These Enduro wheels are built around a 32 hole spoke count, as opposed to the 24 hole construction that's found on some of I9's lighter weight offerings. The result is a wheelset that maximizes strength, which is especially important for heavier and more aggressive trail riders. The spokes thread directly into the hub in order to eliminate the nipple, in turn, saving weight and boosting strength. Additionally, they also use a standard 15-gauge spoke wrench and conventional truing methods, which will make truing and tensioning a piece of cake.

And with a 26mm inner-width and a 31mm outer-width, Industry Nine's Enduro rim is wider than many downhill specific rims. Essentially, this yields an ideal profile with today's wider tires. They feature a double-wall design for strength, while keeping the weight down to a very respectable 465 grams. This means that you get a stable tire platform and confidence-inspiring strength without a heavy weight penalty. Better yet, they also provide an excellent level of stiffness for precise tracking on rough trails.

The Industry Nine Enduro 27.5in wheels are available with a 15mm front and a 12x142mm rear thru-axle compatibility. They're tubeless-ready and come in either the color Black or Red. Please note that these wheels ship with the Presta valve stems and rim tape already installed.

  • Lightning-fast hub engagement
  • 142x12mm thru-axle in the rear, and 15x100 in the front, with swappable end caps
  • 26mm internal rim width
  • 32 aluminum spokes on each wheel

Tech Specs

Rim Material:
Wheel Size:
27.5 in
Tire Type:
Rim Width:
[internal] 26 mm, [external] 31 mm
Brake Compatibility:
Industry Nine Torch
Front Axle:
15mm QR
Rear Axle:
12x142 mm thru-axle
7075 aluminum
Spoke Count:
32 / 32
Wheel Bag Included:
Claimed Weight:
[front rim] 485 g, [rear rim] 485 g
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:
3 years

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Hi, are the Industry Nine Enduro compatible with SRAM X01 11-speed casettes? Also, how can I order different colors?

Hey Steve,

The hyperglide variant is not XX1/X01 compatible, while the XD variant is. As for colors, we stock black and red.

Reach out with any questions!

Do these come taped and all ready to go?

Taped and with red presta installed in my case. The pic compares my previous DT wheel with Stans tape. I9 Quality is insane. The only complain is that they came on an industry nine box wrapped, but no carrying case or I9 bags for storage.

Taped and with red presta installed in my case. The pic compares my previous DT wheel with Stans tape. I9 Quality is insane. The only complain is that they came on an industry nine box wrapped, but no carrying case or I9 bags for storage.

Anyone go from the Stan's Flow EX 27.5 to these I9 Enduro wheels? Is it a huge step up in quality/noticeable difference?

Hey Chris,

I'm currently on a set of Stan's wheels and I can assure that I envy every set of I9 wheels. I know everyone says it, but the hubs engage insanely fast and they instantly improve your riding.



Picture Me Rollin'

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Trail riding in Utah is varied and the terrain can be as unforgiving as the climate. I had been searching for a wider wheel to combine with my 150 mm suspension, and I was pleasantly surprised by the Industry Nine Enduro 27.5. Pulling my new demo wheels out of the box, I could instantly feel the difference from my current Sun Ringle Inferno wheels. Lighter, wider, and flashier than anything I had seen in an alloy wheel.
My first ride on the Enduro was heavenly. I felt the trail like never before and the 32-spoke design allowed me to point and shoot through rougher sections with increased confidence. I also felt much more stable while hitting jumps and railing berms. This wheelset brings together the all the necessary elements that make up a top performer.
Starting with the hubs, I9 uses their signature Torch design. The rear's instant engagement from its proprietary staged 6-pawl system is state-of-the-art. 60 meticulously machined teeth mean 3-degree engagement and instant power transfer when you need it most. Picking through boulder gardens and technical singletrack has never been easier, and that sound emanating from the rear wheel sings quality. The front hub is broad and stiff and I never questioned the wheels ability to corner at speed.
The spokes are all made of carefully sourced aluminum, and they are all machined at I9's facility in Asheville, NC. These spokes are butted 2.9mm/2.7mm and are straight-pull, which translates to a stronger, stiffer, and lighter spoke than traditional 14-gauge steel.
The alloy rims in the Torch series are almost 100 grams lighter than previous models and offer oversized extrusions that are wider and deeper than traditional rims. The 30.5mm external and 26mm internal widths offer improved stiffness, better control, and incredible feel when on the trail. They are also tubeless ready and set up with a definitive "pop". I found 2.3" tires to be perfectly profiled on this rim and no excessive shoulder tread wear was noted.
I9 is very forward thinking in their accessory options and they offer end cap options for every currently manufactured spacing, as well as XD driver bodies for Sram 1x. Don't worry, Boost is here.
I recommend these wheels for anyone looking to up their game on aggressive terrain and change their riding for the better. I also appreciate the anodized color options to customize the wheelsets and make them your very own.
Feel free to contact me direct with more questions or to place an order. 801-736-6396 x 4739 or swall@backcountry.com

Picture Me Rollin'

Insane Engagement

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The torch hub engages quicker than any other hub i have ever ridden. These wheels are light and the proprietary aluminum spokes make these some of the best looking wheels in the game!

Insane Engagement

Awesome! Thanks for the review, I'm looking to put these guys on my next whip.

Is the Industry Nine Enduro 27.5 Wheelset Hyperglide compatible with the Shimano XTR 11 speed cassette?

Best Answer


Yes, Industry Nine's Hyperglide freehub body will accept an XTR 11 spd cassette.

Avg. ride time: 5h 18m per week
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Best kept secret - Stans Flow say What

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

So, I have been curious about these suckers for a little while. I have heard great things about them and finally bit the bullet for them on my new Nomad.

They're amazing. I can't begin to explain how stiff they are, so solid and confidence inspiring.

Highly, highly recommend these baby's.

Best kept secret - Stans Flow say What

Did you get the Ibis 741's as well? I noticed you commented in them.. which do you prefer between these and the Ibis? Pro's and Cons?

I got the IBIS 741's as well as ENVE M60's. Best of all three - ENVE.

Just for clarification: If I select the XD option from the drop down, will the wheel set come with the XD driver ready for SRAM X01 X-Glide Cassette - XG-1195 installation.

The XDrive hub option is not available on this wheels like in the I9 site or others?, need purchase apart the extra body?

Since we order our wheels in larger shipments, we get the standard freehub, and then stock the XD Driver separately.

XX1 compatibility on I9s new wheels?

XX1 compatibility on I9s new wheels?

Best Answer

These I9 wheels are indeed XX1 compatible. You will need to pick up the 19 freehub body.