M630 Industry Nine Torch 29in Boost Wheelset
While we're certainly fortunate to have so many options when customizing our mountain bikes, there's no debating that so many choices can make it tricky to pick the perfect part. Fortunately, brands like ENVE make the decision a little easier, thanks to their consistency, light weight, and meticulous carbon fiber layups that you can count on everywhere from rolling XC hot laps, to hard-hitting DH lines. The ENVE M630 Industry Nine Torch 29in Boost Wheelset is no different, with light and stiff carbon hoops, laced up neatly to I9's coveted Torch hubset in its Utah-based facility, tuned perfectly for all-mountain shredding. The M630 rims make an ideal dream-build, thanks to their light weight, and moderate width that accommodates 2.3-to-2.5-inch tires comfortably, and when paired with the I9 hubs you can count on them for speedy engagement for instantaneous power. Torch hubs offer 120-points of engagement for three degrees of possible rotation before engagement — this translates to power that propels you forward just about the instant you put the hammer on the pedals.
The M630 is damn-near ideal for contemporary trail bikes and their mid-sized tire clearance. The wheels shed close to 40 grams of rim weight versus ENVE's HV equivalent, all the while offering 4mm greater internal width. We're sure the secret to being lighter, wider, and more durable is safely tucked away on an ENVE engineer's hard drive, but we have no doubt that the company burned the midnight oil to bring this wheel to market. The redesigned, wider hookless bead is perhaps the biggest takeaway, as its increased durability and tire-saving design are worth the upgrade over the outgoing M60 Forty HV. Running higher volume tires makes sense as soon as you try it, and the increased rim width on offer here is just more of a good thing. Every corner is under attack, and the confidence of more tread on the trail has you off the brakes and on the gas.
The 30mm internal width is perfectly situated to get the most out of 2.3 to 2.5in tires, and the amazing balance of weight, stiffness, and durability is without equal in the carbon trail wheel category. Boost spacing ensures proper stiffness when slicing between trees on a high speed run and the precision to own a line through baby heads. A wider hookless bead affords the rim a better buffer against the trail and is a remarkable improvement in pinch flat resistance, so you can get away with less tire pressure for improved traction and rolling resistance.
All ENVE rims, including these M630, feature ENVE's patented manufacturing techniques that allow the wheels to be light, durable, and impressively stiff. The molded spoke holes, nipple seats, and valve holes are key ingredients responsible for ENVE's reputation of creating wheels that are the lightest, most responsive, and most durable in the industry. ENVE molds carbon fiber around each hole, rather than drilling them post-production, which cuts into the fibers. This maintains continuous carbon fiber integrity and results in increased rigidity and a lower weight at the spoke face.
This advanced method of construction facilitates higher and more uniform spoke tension for a more durable wheel while reducing the risk of nipples pulling through. Additionally, ENVE removes the bladder after the molding process, resulting in weight savings compared to other wheel manufacturers who leave the rim-shaping, inflatable bladder in the rim after curing. This process takes more time and skill but it results in a lighter, better balanced rim.
ENVE is extremely proud of developing, prototyping, and manufacturing each and every rim under one roof in its Ogden, UT facility. It doesn't leave any part of the construction to chance, including hand building them in-house to exacting standards that in the end results in the finest wheelset you can put on your bike. Boost spacing is on almost every newer bike and they simply track better and stiffen up both ends making handling telepathic. These wheels are durable enough to charge down any line on the mountain and light enough that climbing back up to do it again isn't a chore. On this particular model, the M630 rim is laced up neatly to I9's Torch hub. The Torch has held ground as one of the quickest engaging, and most powerful hubs in I9's lineup, with 120 points of engagement that offer just three degrees of possible rotation before they engage. This snappy engagement is achieved by combining six phased pawl that fit to a 60-tooth hub body so that at any point three pawls are engaged, propelling you forward at lightning speed.
- Carbon wagon wheels for all-mountain shred fests
- 30mm inner width lets larger tires plump up
- Peerless carbon construction reduces points of potential failure
- I9's coveted Torch hub offers near instant engagement
- Wide hookless bead adds rim and tire durability
- Boost axles widths further improve stiffness
- Spoke count balances stiffness, ride quality and weight savings