Inside Line: Industry Nine expands 2016 off-road range

Asheville, NC – Industry Nine, a cycling components manufacturer in the heart of Western North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, has announced new rim options for mountain and fat bikes, and a new plus-size rim option.

BR975_PRFat Bike

Two new tubeless fat bike rim options join the well-received BigRig 825 Carbon. The new BigRig 975 Carbon and the alloy BigRig 845 are built on Industry Nine’s proven Torch FatBike System hub and spoke chassis. The BR975C features Hed Cycling’s innovative BFD rim. At 1890g, the 100mm outer width/97.5mm inner width carbon hoop defies convention and allows riders to explore the limits of low-weight yet dependable tubeless fat bike riding. Available now.

One of the most requested Industry Nine wheelsets last season was an alloy fat bike wheelset and, for 2016, a BigRig845 tubeless alloy fat bike wheelset joins the lineup. The BR845 has a 90mm outer width/84.5mm inner width at a weight of 2530g for the pair.

Both rim choices are available on all-season ready Torch FatBike System hub and spoke chassis with options for every fat bike axle configuration presently in the wild. Coming November 2015.


The BackCountry450 has a 49mm outer width/45mm inner width rim and provides support for 2.8” to 3.5” tires. Build options include Torch Mountain, Torch Boost and Torch FatBike system chassis, allowing the BackCountry450 to be the solution for multiple bike builds and applications. Coming December 2015.

27.5″ MTB/Boost, 1950g
29” MTB/Boost, 2050g
27.5″ FatBike, 2015g
29″ Fatbike, 2115g


TR245_customThe Trail rim has been Industry Nine’s best-selling model in the Torch lineup. Trail245 delivers a wider 24.5mm internal width, 1mm wider bead seat per side, and a 0.5mm shorter bead wall from the original Trail for improved tire performance and increased “burp” resistance at low pressures.

Industry Nine has also created a thicker bead wall and tapered downwall construction that puts more material in the “impact” zone where it’s needed most. Trail 245 comes in 27.5” and 29″ versions using 32 hole or 24 hole Torch Mountain System Chassis. Available now.

27.5” 24h, 1480g; 32h, 570g
29” 24h, 1560g; 32h, 1660g

Boost Options For Mountain; Front Conversion Endcaps

Industry Nine accommodates Rock Shox 31mm TorqueCap-equipped Boost forks. Current Boost Specific Front hub configuration options include 31mm TorqueCaps and 15×110. Non-Boost Torch Mountain 32h Front hubs and Non-Boost Torch Classic Flanged hubs are adaptable to Boost 110 using our Non-Drive Side conversion endcap.


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