Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-13-06, 08:42 PM   #1
santiago
sarcasm meter: jerk mode
Thread Starter
 
santiago's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Montréal, QC, Canada
Bikes: 2005 Kona Blast; 2005 Turner Flux, 2006 Felt F3C
Posts: 4,510
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Industry 9 Hubs and Wheels

Anyone have any thoughts or experience on these wheels. I've been reading good things by owners over on the Mtbr.com forum. Here's a pic of their freeride wheelset. I'm not in the market for a wheelset but if anyone else is, you should do your research and look into these amongst the other choices.
http://www.industrynine.net/

__________________
First Class Jerk
santiago is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-06, 09:25 PM   #2
mx_599
Lost in the Black Hills
 
mx_599's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 5,725
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
....and keep eyes peeled for non-proprietary spoked I9's as well:




mx_599 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-06, 09:33 PM   #3
wheelhot
Senior Member
 
wheelhot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Malaysia
Bikes: Giant Anthem, Polygon Quatro
Posts: 1,554
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
wow, the look sooo beautifull
wheelhot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-06, 02:47 PM   #4
bikerboyd
noob at large?
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: So. California
Bikes:
Posts: 123
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mx_599
....and keep eyes peeled for non-proprietary spoked I9's as well:


sex.
bikerboyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-06, 05:07 PM   #5
AfterThisNap
Taking "s" outta "Fast"
 
AfterThisNap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Zoo York City
Bikes:
Posts: 1,989
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I liked them better when they were called Pulsars


They look cool, but if you're going to be abusive to your parts, then repairing dinged or snapped spokes is going to be an issue especially if riding out of town, and removing busted thread heads from hubs is going to be an issue too (had to do the same to a velomax hub).
Plus, why do they make a freeride wheelset with a QR?
AfterThisNap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-06, 05:19 PM   #6
scrublover
Te mortuo heres tibi sim?
 
scrublover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: East coast
Bikes: hardtail, squishy, fixed roadie, fixed crosser
Posts: 3,486
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by AfterThisNap
I liked them better when they were called Pulsars


They look cool, but if you're going to be abusive to your parts, then repairing dinged or snapped spokes is going to be an issue especially if riding out of town, and removing busted thread heads from hubs is going to be an issue too (had to do the same to a velomax hub).
Plus, why do they make a freeride wheelset with a QR?
Go look at their site. They come with some spare spokes; large machined alu pieces. Buy a few more while you're at it. Shouldn't be an issue. Some of the front and rear hubs are convertable between QR and 20mm or thorough axle. (i've read rumors they are working on a 24mm version for Maverick forks) The stuff I've been hearing about these guys is very positive so far. The few folks who've had any issues have been very quickly and easily taken care of by the company, at least from the anecdotal evidence online so far.

And it was Pulstar, btw.

And no, I don't own any of them, nor do I plan to buy any.

Last edited by scrublover; 12-14-06 at 10:22 PM.
scrublover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-06, 06:15 PM   #7
mx_599
Lost in the Black Hills
 
mx_599's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 5,725
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i like mine!

however, i cannot credibly report as to their longevity or anything to that effect. truing is the same.

the rear hub seems a bit loud, but not in a bad way.
mx_599 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-06, 06:49 PM   #8
AfterThisNap
Taking "s" outta "Fast"
 
AfterThisNap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Zoo York City
Bikes:
Posts: 1,989
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by R. Danneskjöld
That's not their freeride wheelset, it's their "all mountain" wheelset.
Oh, I was going by the OP info, not the website.
Didn't mean to totally Poo-Pooing these wheels without riding them, I'm just bringing up some issues that I've had with other proprietary parts using wheels.
The spoke thing makes me cringe after seeing my buddy scrape his alu-spokes on his Crossmaxes through rocks this weekend. 5 dollar spokes and a week ordering time means one week not riding, waiting for pricey spokes.
Spokes threaded into the hub body are a total disaster if the spoke snaps off at the threads, which also happens to be the weakest part.
AfterThisNap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-06, 07:23 PM   #9
santiago
sarcasm meter: jerk mode
Thread Starter
 
santiago's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Montréal, QC, Canada
Bikes: 2005 Kona Blast; 2005 Turner Flux, 2006 Felt F3C
Posts: 4,510
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sorry about that. Yes, the original pic is the All Mountain wheelset.
__________________
First Class Jerk
santiago is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-06, 08:25 PM   #10
myenzo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Bikes: 2004 Giant Iguana 2005 Specialized Enduro SX Trail
Posts: 199
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Does anyone happen to have a price for these things, specificly a DH type wheelset?
myenzo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-06, 08:51 PM   #11
Dannihilator
User Title
 
Dannihilator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Annandale, New Jersey
Bikes: 2014 Surly Steamroller, 1989 Nishiki Altron
Posts: 19,422
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by R. Danneskjöld
Contact Larry at Mountain High (http://www.mtnhighcyclery.com/). He's one of their bigger dealers.

The Enduro wheelset is around $800.
This page cannot be displayed.

Fixed your link R. Danneskjöld.
__________________
Signature.
Dannihilator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-06, 09:32 PM   #12
AfterThisNap
Taking "s" outta "Fast"
 
AfterThisNap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Zoo York City
Bikes:
Posts: 1,989
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by R. Danneskjöld
If there's enough to grab with needle nose pliers you merely unscrew the remnant. If it breaks off flush (very unlikely) then a few seconds with a small drill bit will back that spoke remnant out, just like you can back out screws/bolts that have lost their heads...
Yea, that sounds like a total joy. Been there, done that (velomax wheels), and it sucked total ass.
AfterThisNap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-06, 09:59 PM   #13
AfterThisNap
Taking "s" outta "Fast"
 
AfterThisNap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Zoo York City
Bikes:
Posts: 1,989
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
FWIW, the threads at the hub are locked in place, they ain't backing out easily with a drill bit.
Look, not trying to make a mountain out of it, maybe these things are the better mousetrap, but i have seen similar designs break and it's just not fun.

Im not saying that the wheels suck and they should not be purchased, I was just pointing out what was on my mind. I love techy parts as much as the next guy, but I see so much of it, and see a lot of it break so I just like to look past the sex appeal.
AfterThisNap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-06, 10:26 PM   #14
scrublover
Te mortuo heres tibi sim?
 
scrublover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: East coast
Bikes: hardtail, squishy, fixed roadie, fixed crosser
Posts: 3,486
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by AfterThisNap
FWIW, the threads at the hub are locked in place, they ain't backing out easily with a drill bit.
Look, not trying to make a mountain out of it, maybe these things are the better mousetrap, but i have seen similar designs break and it's just not fun.

Im not saying that the wheels suck and they should not be purchased, I was just pointing out what was on my mind. I love techy parts as much as the next guy, but I see so much of it, and see a lot of it break so I just like to look past the sex appeal.


Another "huh?" here. I've looked at some of the hubs and spokes, and they are not locked in place at all. Unless your builder Loctites them in, which would be utterly stupid.

As R.D. says, should be any different than getting any other broken off bolt out, (i've done this a time or two without any real trouble on other parts) if it happens.

Trust me, having ridden with a few folks who have them, and having looked at a few pairs..... these are much higher quality, and better designed than the Pulstars, Crossmaxes, Velomaxes, and others like them.
scrublover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-06, 10:42 PM   #15
AfterThisNap
Taking "s" outta "Fast"
 
AfterThisNap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Zoo York City
Bikes:
Posts: 1,989
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
whoops, i misread an article on them. They aren't locktited into place. My bad.
Anyway, chillax guys, I'm not saying they suck. I'm just thinking out loud.
AfterThisNap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-06, 03:10 PM   #16
teamdicky
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 51
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Pardon the big photo (all I got at work), but you can see the tiny allen head on the spoke in the pic (visible on the flange nearest the front of the pic around three o'clock). If you were to snap off the spoke near the hub it will thread right out. They thought these things out really well.
teamdicky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-06, 03:41 PM   #17
Curtis_Elwood
Senior Member
 
Curtis_Elwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: St. Louis, MO
Bikes:
Posts: 585
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
[QUOTE=teamdicky]Pardon the big photo (all I got at work), but you can see the tiny allen head on the spoke in the pic (visible on the flange nearest the front of the pic around three o'clock). If you were to snap off the spoke near the hub it will thread right out. They thought these things out really well.
QUOTE]

That's a great design. BTW, if that's your ride, I only see a few color options on their website. Did they do a custom anodizing job on your set, or do they offer other colors than black, silver, gold, and red?
Curtis_Elwood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-06, 03:42 PM   #18
Curtis_Elwood
Senior Member
 
Curtis_Elwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: St. Louis, MO
Bikes:
Posts: 585
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by teamdicky
Pardon the big photo (all I got at work), but you can see the tiny allen head on the spoke in the pic (visible on the flange nearest the front of the pic around three o'clock). If you were to snap off the spoke near the hub it will thread right out. They thought these things out really well.
That's a great design. BTW, if that's your ride, I only see a few color options on their website. Did they do a custom anodizing job on your set, or do they offer other colors than black, silver, gold, and red?
Curtis_Elwood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-06, 03:45 PM   #19
teamdicky
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 51
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Curtis_Elwood

That's a great design. BTW, if that's your ride, I only see a few color options on their website. Did they do a custom anodizing job on your set, or do they offer other colors than black, silver, gold, and red?
They do a mess of colors. Red, silver, and black are standard. Other colors are an upcharge.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Industry9_colors.JPG (88.7 KB, 10 views)
File Type: jpg DSCF1573.jpg (68.7 KB, 4 views)
teamdicky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-06, 04:23 PM   #20
Maelstrom 
Wood Licker
 
Maelstrom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Whistler,BC
Bikes: Transition Dirtbag, Kona Roast 2002 and specialized BMX
Posts: 16,885
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Screw how they look. I like being able to choose engagement points. hmmmm now I just need to rob a bank to buy em.
Maelstrom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-06, 09:13 AM   #21
wheelhot
Senior Member
 
wheelhot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Malaysia
Bikes: Giant Anthem, Polygon Quatro
Posts: 1,554
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
hmm...okay you rob the bank while i have a look aroud then we split the money 50/50 whatca say? Im a good watcher
wheelhot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-06, 09:18 AM   #22
cryptid01
one less horse
 
cryptid01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: East Jesus NY
Bikes: are better than yours
Posts: 5,600
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maelstrom
Screw how they look. I like being able to choose engagement points.
No doubt - combined with the fact that Hadley doesn't support their 108 points anymore, I9 is looking like the best option for people who care about that sort of thing.
cryptid01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-06, 10:51 AM   #23
santiago
sarcasm meter: jerk mode
Thread Starter
 
santiago's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Montréal, QC, Canada
Bikes: 2005 Kona Blast; 2005 Turner Flux, 2006 Felt F3C
Posts: 4,510
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by teamdicky
Pardon the big photo (all I got at work), but you can see the tiny allen head on the spoke in the pic (visible on the flange nearest the front of the pic around three o'clock). If you were to snap off the spoke near the hub it will thread right out. They thought these things out really well.

Wow, these look great. What wheel model do you have and what do you use it for?
__________________
First Class Jerk
santiago is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-06, 12:03 PM   #24
teamdicky
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 51
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
They are the standard QR build. I had them built on Mavic 819 UST rims.
I use them on my single speed for endurance races (12-24 hours/hundreds/stage races), and for general riding and goofing off in North Carolina.
teamdicky is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:32 PM.