Jacob McGahey gives Pinkbike a video tour of the Industry Nine six-pawl freehub system. Industry Nine wheels are hand made in North Carolina, with 7075 aluminum spokes in a stunning array of contrasting anodized colors
You've seen the pictures and heard the rumors, now we have the scoop on Industry Nine's wheels! Obviously these are the coolest looking wheels in the galaxy but how did they hold up after a full season of DH bike abuse and drive through car wash cleanings?
ASHVILLE, NC—What happens when you take a couple of bike-geek engineers accustomed to making precision robotics, high-end golf clubs and medical equipment in a multi-million-dollar manufacturing facility and set them loose designing bike components? In the case of Industry Nine, a new Asheville, North Carolina, based components company, those engineers took a modest shot at reinventing the wheel.