UltraLite CX 235 TRA 650b
UltraLite CX 235 TRA 650b
- Weight: Set 1,320g, Front 595g, Rear 725g
- Front Axle: QR 100mm, 9x100mm, 12x100mm, 15x100mm
- Driver: Shimano/SRAM HG, Campy 11-speed or SRAM XD-R
60 point, 6 degree engagement, 3 pawl mechanism
- Tire Width: 33mm-55mm
- Recommended Tire Type: Tubeless or Tube-Type Clincher
- Bearings: Steel*
- Rim: 23.5mm inner width // 27mm outer width
- Rear Axle: QR 135mm, 10x135mm, 12x135mm, 12x142mm
- Brake Rotor Interface: Center Lock
- Rider Weight: Recommended 220lbs/100kg
- Note: Skewers Not Included
**Ceramic XD-15 Bearing Upgrade Available. Includes Lifetime Warranty.
Drop bar bikes now find themselves pushed deeper and deeper into the woods due to the trend of 650b mountain bike tire compatibility, but with a glaring blind spot of wheels designed for a mountain bike, not a drop bar bike. Concessions are made to drivetrain spec, or ideal tire fit, but all those concerns are eliminated as ULCX235 TRA answers the call.
The Torch Road Alloy performs in a space where a tarmac-focused wheelset might be overmatched, but a mountain wheelset would be overkill. Ideal scenarios for the TRA line-up would be in the CX start grid, fast moving, light-duty off-road explorations, or hammering out long days on Forest Service roads. The TRA chassis represents a confluence of the best characteristics from the Torch Mountain system wheelsets and the Torch Road disc platform - sturdy meets svelte. An all-new hubshell forms the foundation of the TRA chassis, allowing direct threading of the spokes to the hub; a long-standing and defining performance and durability element of Industry Nine mountain bike wheelsets. Compatible with all thru-axles and road drivetrains, the Center Lock specific hub is built off Industry Nine's established Torch Road Disc internals, so service and support parts are already present and available in the field.
Machined and anodized totally in-house, the Torch Road Alloy hubs accept 24 spokes laid out in a clever yet familiar 2:1 lacing pattern. By using a differential spoke count, TRA wheelsets are able to cut weight, and balance spoke tension, yet retain power-amplifying stiffness.
Securing the rim to the hub are Industry Nine's straight-pull aluminum spokes. The one-piece design integrates standard 14g wrench flats located outside of the rim to keep service intuitive, but eliminates the undersized traditional spoke nipple in favor of a more robust connection between hub and spoke. Directly tapping into the hubs courtesy of large, rolled threads the 2.9mm diameter spokes taper to 2.7mm as they exit the hub and approach the rim.
Like all of our System Wheels, you can customize your hub and spoke colors in any combination for an additional fee. We offer 11 custom anodized colors: Orange, Purple, Turquoise, Lime, Gold, Green, Blue, Red, Pink, Silver and Black. Visit our AnoLab Custom Wheel Designer to customize your i9s.
i9 is proud to partner with Stikrd.com to offer custom decals for all i9 rim models. Click here to order a set for your new wheelset, or give a fresh look to your current i9 rims.i9 is proud to partner with Stikrd.com to offer custom decals for all i9 rim models. Click here to order a set for your new wheelset, or give a fresh look to your current i9 rims.