If you enjoy rolling through technical singletrack, you know having a quick engagement hub can make things much more enjoyable. You can ratchet your way through rocks and roots without hanging a pedal. Back in 2013, Industry Nine changed the hub game by introducing its Torch Series, a hub driver with 120 points of engagement.
They did it by combining a hardened steel 120-tooth drivering with six phased pawls, so only three touch the drivering at a given time. This results in very quick engagement – just three degrees at the crank.
Now, Industry Nine is rewriting the rules again with its Hydra hub. The new system takes a huge leap to a whopping 690 points of engagement, just 0.52 ° between each engagement. This results in essentially instantaneous engagement.
- 6 pawl, 6 phase design
- 28 hole or 32 hole
- Improved internal layout to maximize performance, increase durability, and decrease drag
- 115-tooth drivering
- Hubs: System + Classic j-bend
- 11 custom anodized colors
- Wheelsets start at $975 MSRP
- Hubsets start at $650 MSRP