Press Release: Industry Nine Widens your Gravel Game with Wider Wheels

Hot on the heels of our recent video review of the Industry Nine Ultralite CX 235 TRA wheelset comes two new wheelsets, GRCX TRA and TRAIL270 TRA.

“We’re excited to offer two fresh additions to kick off 2019 – GRCX TRA and TR270 TRA. Available in 700c and 650b respectively, these two new options serve riders wanting to push the limits of their gravel, CX or all-terrain exploration rigs as these boast the widest rims Industry Nine has ever offered for drop bar wheelsets. Centered around our mountain bike inspired Torch Road Alloy system hub and spoke chassis, the GRCX TRA and TR270 TRA further our mission of offering rider-designed wheelsets aimed to take you to those places you’ve only seen on a map.” – Industry Nine.

GRCX TRA Specifications

  • Spokes: i9 Straight pull, direct-thread aluminum spokes
  • Rim: 700c, 24.5mm inner width // 28.25mm outer width
  • Front Axle: QR 100mm, 9x100mm, 12x100mm, 15x100mm
  • Rear Axle: QR 135mm, 10x135mm, 12x135mm, 12x142mm
  • Driver: Torch Road, Shimano/SRAM HG, Campy 11-speed or SRAM XD-R
    60 point, 6-degree engagement, 3 pawl mechanism
  • Recommended Tire Width: 33mm – 55mm
  • Recommended Rider Weight: 220lbs/100kg
  • MSRP: Starting at $1275

“Stiffness, all-terrain proficiency, and ready to be custom tailored – GRCX TRA has you covered. At the heart of the GRCX TRA is our direct-thread one-piece alloy spoke, fully customizable Torch Road Alloy system chassis ensures accurate handling and a bevy of thru-axle and FH body options. Completing the package is our GRCX rim, an alloy hoop sporting a 24.5mm inner width, tubeless optimized design and a profile more at home on singletrack than the peloton. On-rails handling, off-road confidence, and arresting looks – GRCX delivers in spades.”

industry nine grcx and trail270 tra wheels

TRAIL 270 TRA Specifications

  • Spokes:  i9 Straight pull, direct-thread aluminum spokes
  • Rim: 650b, 27mm inner width // 31mm outer width
  • Front Axle: QR 100mm, 9x100mm, 12x100mm, 15x100mm
  • Rear Axle: QR 135mm, 10x135mm, 12x135mm, 12x142mm
  • Driver: Torch Road, HG 9/10/11 spd, Campy 11 spd or XD-R 11/12 spd
    60 point, 6-degree engagement, 3 pawl mechanism
  • Recommended Tire Width: 40mm – 60mm
  • Recommended Rider Weight: 220lbs/100kg
  • MSRP: Starting at $1275

“When there’s no plan, no destination or no roads at all the TR270 TRA begs for action. Built to venture into the unknown, this wheelset is a category-defying blend of our TR270 mountain bike rim with a knobby-friendly 27mm inner width and our aesthetically-striking Torch Road Alloy chassis. This combo provides the closest option for a mountain bike wheelset designed to fit drop bar bikes in our line-up. As drop bar bikes continue to extend their reach into uncharted territory, TR270 TRA will answer the call of the wildest excursions imaginable.”

Industry Nine

3 comments on “Press Release: Industry Nine Widens your Gravel Game with Wider Wheels

  1. Loving my Ultralite CX 235 TRA just as they are. I don’t see myself going wider than these but do heavier riders benefit from wider rims on gravel? Asking for a friend, lol, my husband:)

  2. I’m 195 – 200 lbs and currently ride on a wheelset with 21 mm internal width rims without any issue. Most of my riding is in New England though on mostly packed dirt roads. So I rarely need anything larger than a 35 – 40 mm tire, and can often get away with a 28 mm.

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