Industry Nine is an American cycling wheel manufacturer based right in Asheville, North Carolina. I9 prides them selves in designing and building the highest quality wheels for the ultimate performance out on the trail. Industry Nine offers a full range of wheelsets for all kinds of bikes; mountain, cyclecross, road, gravel, and fat bikes. Here is this episode of our MTB How To, we are going to be servicing a set of Industry Nine Torch series hubs. With all of the abuse we put our bikes through out on the trail, it makes sense that our wheels should be serviced at some point. We recommend servicing your Industry Nine Torch Hubs every 1 to 2 years depending on how often you ride.
Here we are diving into a set of Industry Nine Torch series hubs ridden on a Santa Cruz V10. The wheels used here feature a 157mm x 12mm rear hub and a 100mm x 20mm front hub. The same process can be followed for any Torch hubs, regardless of width, style, or freehub body.
We will first start with the rear hub by removing the end caps, disassembling the freehub body, and removing each of the four bearings in the rear hub. Then we will start piecing everything back together step by step and bringing you along the whole way through. Next we will follow similar steps servicing the front hub. Follow along step by step and you will have your wheels spinning like new!
Having the right tools for the job is probably the most important thing! Without the proper tools, this jobs gets more difficult and you run the risk of damaging your wheels.
These steps 11-14 are optional but recommended. It is a good idea to go ahead and clean off all of the old freehub oil and relubricate the driver mechanism to get everything clean and running new again.
You Made It! Now your Industry Nine wheels will be rolling like new again. Feel free to call us at the shop with any questions and we would be happy to help.