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    Got my Industry Nines on

    I got the wheels on Friday and I put them through the paces on Saturday. Nice extended climbing with some heinous descending down Heartbreak Ridge in the Pisgah National Forest. I am not normally one to pick up on small nuances, but riding a rigid singlespeed does allow you to isolate things a little better than on a full sussy geared bike. Things like tire PSI and carbon bars can be scrutinized easily when there is less funny business going on. Where am I going with this? I have heard people talk about stiff wheels, but I never really understood what they were talking about. As a 125 lb rider I thought what difference could it possibly make? I came off a set of Hadley's on 819's so I wasn't expecting to notice much of a difference.
    What a difference there was. I could feel a definite change in the way the bike stayed true to course in the corners. It railed in comparison to my "old bike". I thought stiffer would mean I would get the piss beat outta me in the rough stuff, but the wheels tracked nicely with little deflection. And acceleration? Oh yeah, it felt like somebody put a little motor somewhere on my bike without telling me. I don't know if it was a lack of "spoke wind-up" or just the sligtly lighter wheels, but these things moved. If I stomped it on a climb they went up, up, up.
    I wouldn't normally gush about a product, but these things were that nice. I did have a little trouble getting two of my Chris King cogs to fit on the carrier. The tolerances were too tight and they just wouldn't go on. I am gonna have to sort that out later. I did get one King on (luckily its my 20T which is going on with a 36T ring for the Trans Rockies), and my Boone and Endless cogs went on easier.
    Why pink? I figured I'm only gonna live once so why not. I am usually a "black or nothing" kinda guy, but when I saw the pink hub/spoke combo at the NORBA race at Sugar I was sold. The sparkle and shine add 2.5 MPH on a flat and 1.3MPH on a 12% gradient climb. They can not be stopped.
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    NICE!!!!! Hope you enjoy them and good luck!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Those are the most beautiful wheels I have ever seen! Nice choice with the pink... Good luck with them.
    PS-Let me know if you get sick of them and want to sell

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    Those are unbelievable! Normally I too think pink would not be my choice, but that shade works surprisingly well. May I ask now much?
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    Blingtastic! Pink on Black and Ti just screams sexy. Oh man, I have to go ride!
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    Good job! Blingo!

    Gosh Damn TD !

    Here I am trying my hardest to avoid buying an Industry Nine wheelset and you post this up....ack!

    Those wheels are beautiful.. wowie..


    I guess I had better give in and go order some myself...lol.


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    Can some one tell me where I can get a pair of these? Pink is the new black.

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    All hail the meat plow

    That bike is like the death star of single speeds, cool looking and evil.
    are those the wheels your going to destroy at TR?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shwinboy
    Can some one tell me where I can get a pair of these? Pink is the new black.
    www.industrynine.net

    and purple is the new pink

    Nice looking pair ya got there. I'm digging mine as well. Taking them on the TransRox?

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    indyfab25:
    I think the retail would be somewhere in the neighborhood of $800+. The 819 rim and the pink color (stock colors are red, silver, black) add to the cost of the wheel.

    dmsigurdur and hollywood:
    Yup, these are the wheels I am going to try to ruin at the Trans Rockies. Last year the firehose bike washes blew the grease right outta my Hadleys. Hopefully the Race Face mechanic will treat my bike with a little more care than that.

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    I'm hoping that pink will lose it "new black" status. I like to be at the tail end of a new trend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman
    Gosh Damn TD !

    Here I am trying my hardest to avoid buying an Industry Nine wheelset and you post this up....ack!

    Those wheels are beautiful.. wowie..


    I guess I had better give in and go order some myself...lol.


    R.
    gimme a break! buy them already you weak pathetic man! it is not as if you are gonna now all of a sudden start resisting peer pressure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by teamdicky
    I did have a little trouble getting two of my Chris King cogs to fit on the carrier. The tolerances were too tight and they just wouldn't go on.
    I posted this on the wheel/tires thread but for the benefit of single speeders considering them, a nice solution i found for putting on the cog (via pictured pipe and rubber mallet with tape on cog where contacted......and pry off with the rubber part of the chainwhip) is as pictured.

    i cant say enough. i am also one of those folks who never bought into a lot of the things people profess all the time on mtbr (eg, wheel stiffness, crank stiffness), and still dont buy most of it, but these wheels must be SO DRAMATICALLY more stiff than others I have had that I cant help but notice. I absolutely love them and highly recommend them. plus, the customer service is worth its weight in gold which is HUGE for me.
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    BLING A LICIOUS!!!!!!
    O K no more looking for me!!!

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    Wow. You just made it that much harder to convert to a 29er!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fort James
    Wow. You just made it that much harder to convert to a 29er!
    I thought about that when I got 'em. I don't know if I'll ever go that way anytime soon. so I made an investment in my future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teamdicky
    I thought about that when I got 'em. I don't know if I'll ever go that way anytime soon. so I made an investment in my future.
    you did great....why would you ever get rid of the bike anyway!? i really wish I still had my 26" Phil Wood but had to sell it for new bike funding otherwise I would still own it.

    I would love for my next bike to be a Ti 26" ss

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