Industry Nine is a wheel and hub manufacturer from Ashville, North Carolina. All of their products are made in house and are top notch. They easily match hubs from Chris King and White Industries in quality. Available in a wide range of products in many colors. These are their mountain single speed disc hubs. They build into very strong wheels, and offer near instant pedal engagement. In the time it takes for the chain to go taught, the wheel is engaged and moves forward. In every way these match the rims and make for about as nice of a wheel set as you can build.
The Edge carbon rims are so stiff and strong that ultralight Sapim spokes can be used, even for a larger rider. This shot shows the huge 66mm flange on the rear hub. It's a beautiful thing.
These really are stunning wheels. They offer as much performance as you can get out of current technology. The debate will always be there as to whether wheels this expensive are worth it or not. At close to $2200, these are just about as expensive as you can get as well. I think in the end it's like anything else in this sport. It probably won't make you faster, but if it makes the experience better and you can afford it, why not. While I'd love to have a pair of these rims for my Potts, although I'm not sure about the affording it part.
For more info on Industry Nine products, see their website at www.industrynine.net
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