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    i9 s 1/1 wheels?

    Came across the budget i9 wheelset, not the instant engagement of the hydra but 4 degrees, or 90pt is fast enough, faster than the 54t I liked and way faster than the 18t I have now.

    Any experience with these? I cannot find much in terms of reviews. $750 for a set. I also have to decide enduro 30mm or trail 27mm, probably the wider ones.

    Final question: any black friday deals on these...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhyatt View Post
    Came across the budget i9 wheelset, not the instant engagement of the hydra but 4 degrees, or 90pt is fast enough, faster than the 54t I liked and way faster than the 18t I have now.

    Any experience with these? I cannot find much in terms of reviews. $750 for a set. I also have to decide enduro 30mm or trail 27mm, probably the wider ones.

    Final question: any black friday deals on these...
    Iíve got a set of weareone revives laced to the 1x1 I9s for my bikepacking/gravel/all terrain/whatever bike. They have been great, no issues. Loud enough, good engagement, rims are wonderful. Was going to get a set for my mtb but Revel sent me hydras instead, so I wasnít going to complain. Would get another set.

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    We have 2 sets, one on my ht and one on my wifes FS bike. They have been great.
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    Yup. Have them on my gravel bike laced to some spank rims. They were ~$600 iirc.

    I didnít know you can get better engagement, they seem plenty quick to engage to me.


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    As a Torch owner Iíd totally buy a wheelset with these hubs. Went down to a 27mm i9 wheelset on my Bronson after taking with the i9 rep at NEMBAfest couple years back. I run 2.5 front 2.4 rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ticketchecker View Post
    As a Torch owner Iíd totally buy a wheelset with these hubs. Went down to a 27mm i9 wheelset on my Bronson after taking with the i9 rep at NEMBAfest couple years back. I run 2.5 front 2.4 rear.
    Went down? Why?
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    Nothing in the ski industry is ever as it seems or is being made out to be - unless you were just buried in an avalanche.

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    Lighter, not interested in running bigger tires. The I9 guy Iíve know for a couple years, he runs 27 on all his mountain bikes

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    Bought a set of these to upgrade wheels on a 16 enduro. Absolutely blown away by the quality and how smooth they roll. Definitely worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ticketchecker View Post
    Lighter, not interested in running bigger tires. The I9 guy Iíve know for a couple years, he runs 27 on all his mountain bikes
    Sorry but what's "bigger"? I like 2.5 up front 2.4 in the back or thereabouts...
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    Nothing in the ski industry is ever as it seems or is being made out to be - unless you were just buried in an avalanche.

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    lotta folks seem to like putting a 2.6 on the front

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    Not sure if this is what you're shopping but these prices seem hard to beat without building yourself

    https://www.coloradocyclist.com/29-i...bike-wheelsets

    Use code FALL for an extra 10%

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhyatt View Post
    Sorry but what's "bigger"? I like 2.5 up front 2.4 in the back or thereabouts...
    The "Bigger" question in regards to rim inner width is that 2.4-2.5" tires were basically designed for the original Stan's Flow which was about 28mm. There's a shit ton of argument about whether the same tire on a wide rim will be better, or if the WT Maxxis tires are actually noticeably different than previous tires with the same dimensions and really do require a wider rim. At the end of the day, a well built, relatively light, stiff alloy rim with an inner width of 28-32 will be as good as anything out there for 99.9% of riders in any conditions with "average" width (2.3-2.5") mountain bike tires. A wider rim will look cool and be a great topic of conversation. It might even make your dick incrementally bigger. But it'll also be heavier.
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    I’ve worked with I9 for the last few years and have ridden their Trail 270 and Enduro 305 wheels extensively, and I’ve probably had ~50 wheelsets on our demo bikes during that time. It may be anecdotal, but the only rims I’ve crushed are two sets of Trail 270s; zero problems with the 305’s. For a minimal weight penalty, I’d personally always go with the slightly beefier option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ticketchecker View Post
    Not sure if this is what you're shopping but these prices seem hard to beat without building yourself

    https://www.coloradocyclist.com/29-i...bike-wheelsets

    Use code FALL for an extra 10%
    Thanks did not know about that.

    I just paid for some hopefully gently used Hydra to trail27 for about the price of new 1/1 set but lighter and more cooler so people will think I am fast at the trailhead and my dick weighs more than my wheelset.

    27 vs 30 width... I run 2.5 up front and 2.4 in the back. Sort of tweener but went with 27. If buying new I might have gone 30. I don't enduro or bike park that much.
    Quote Originally Posted by splat View Post
    Nothing in the ski industry is ever as it seems or is being made out to be - unless you were just buried in an avalanche.

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    ^^ pretty sure SC specs that bike with 27's so you're on the money, anatomy not withstanding

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    For others looking - backcountry has some of these and the 20% off code works, stack it with a 12% active junky for a real nice price....or upgrade to the we are one carbon
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    Quote Originally Posted by chatton18 View Post
    For others looking - backcountry has some of these and the 20% off code works, stack it with a 12% active junky for a real nice price....or upgrade to the we are one carbon
    Oof I could have used that info a few days ago... Oh well.
    Quote Originally Posted by splat View Post
    Nothing in the ski industry is ever as it seems or is being made out to be - unless you were just buried in an avalanche.

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