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Why We Like The 101 Enduro S 27.5in Boost Wheelset
Powerful, confident, and pocket friendly are three of our favorite words to describe a dream wheelset, and Industry Nine's 101 Enduro S 27.5in Boost Wheelset doesn't fall short of ticking all three of those boxes. This wheelset combines rugged reliability that you want for all-mountain ripping, plus the new 101 hub that takes some queues from Hydra and Torch, but aims for a price point that won't make your bank account and your significant other shutter. If you're familiar with I9's other hubs, you'll quickly be able to recognize the similarities with the two-toothed six-pawl design, which keeps thins engaging constantly for quick power while you ride, so you don't waste your watts on slow starts. They're laced up to I9's beefy Enduro S rim, providing a solid platform to tackle black diamond runs and all-day epics in the backcountry. And since they're constructed with 28 J-bend steel spokes instead of the aluminum found on the 305's, you can enjoy them at a more approachable price that leaves you with extra cash for other upgrades, or even a few race entry fees.
The 101 hub offers a more economical approach to Industry Nine, pairing six dual-phased pawls with a 45-tooth drive ring for quick engagement. While it isn't quite as snappy as the Torch, or the telepathically-quick Hydra, it still performs with 4-degree engagement that blows most of the competition out of the water. The six pawls connect with 90-points of engagement, with two pawls engaging at any given moment for reliable power. The hubs lace up to the Enduro hoops with 28 J-bend steel spokes that offer stiff enough bracing to keep up with the rowdiest of trails, and either XD or HG freehubs to pair up with your cassette of choice.
- Tackle the mountain with hard-hitting rims and new 101 hubs
- 4-degree engagement is quick to respond to input
- Enduro S rims are built to handle rugged terrain
- J-bend steel spokes offer cost-saving durability
- 30.5mm internal width is ideal for 2.3 - 2.8in tires
- Made in-house at I9's Asheville, North Carolina facility
- Hubs are fully serviceable without any proprietary tools
- Item #NIN003S
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