Just up the road from me in Asheville, NC, the engineers at Industry Nine have been busy developing innovative new bicycle wheels. Not only do these wheels look great, but they also they have a lower rotational mass than conventional wheel designs. Spoke nipples are eliminated in the Industry Nine design, but the machined aluminum spokes can be still be trued with a conventional spoke wrench thanks to the milled flat sections near the threads. The spokes thread directly into the machined hub for a really clean look. Nice wheels! I’d love to head up to Asheville one of these days to see how they are made.
I found this via Lincoln’s brand new Bicycle Tech blog. If you like my blog, I recommend that you check out his as well. There are only a few posts so far, but I think he is doing a great job of covering innovative new bicycle products. Keep up the good work Lincoln, I’ll be reading.
photo from pinkbike