FIRST LOOK: INDUSTRY NINE HYDRA S-SERIES CLASSIC WHEELSETS – FOR EASE OF OWNERSHIP
I9 S-SERIES Classic wheelsets - Easy to own and easy on the eyes.
INDUSTRY NINE HYDRA S CLASSIC WHEELSETS
For many mountain bikers, there’s nothing more satisfying than the persistent buzz and instant engagement of an Industry Nine Hydra hub. These hubs have been laced to just about every rim under the sun, but when it comes to I9’s own wheels, they’re laced using alloy spokes that can be hard to replace and manage if one were to break. I9 saw this problem and decided to do something about it. Introducing the new Hydra S-Series Classic wheelsets built using the familiar steel j-bend spokes. Industry Nine is releasing these four new models that are, in their own words, “intended on delivering performance and ease of ownership while showcasing stunning Industry Nine anodized colors.”
HYDRA TRAIL S CLASSIC | ALLOY AND CARBON
The Hydra Trail S Classic wheels are available in both alloy and carbon models with hubs available in all 11 anodizing color options; including color-matched anodized tubeless valves. Other options include boost and super boost spacing with either 6-bolt or center-lock rotor mounting options. The alloy version is available in 27.5″, 29″, and MX options while the carbon version is only offered in a 29″ variant. The internal rim width is 27mm and can fit tires from 2.3″ to 2.6″ wide.
The alloy version has a claimed weight of 1705g (29″) and 1590g (27.5″) and retails for $950 in black or $995 in the various other color choices. The carbon version has a claimed weight of 1650g and comes in the same color options retailing for $1795 or $1840.
HYDRA ENDURO S CLASSIC | ALLOY AND CARBON
Like with the Trail versions, the Enduro S Classic wheels are available in a variety of sizes, colors, and spacings. In this case both models are available in 27.9″, 29″, or Mixed wheel options with boost or super boost spacing and 6-bolt or center-lock rotor mounting. The rims have an internal width of 30.5mm designed to hold tires between 2.3″ and 2.8″ wide. All 11 anodizing options are available to the buyer with matching tubeless valves coming along with every set.
The alloy version has a claimed weight of 1870g (29″) and 1770g (27.5″) and retails for $950 for the black and $995 for the color versions. The carbon version has a claimed weight of 1830g (29″) and 1690g (27.5″) and retails for $1795 for the black and $1840 for the color.