Industry Nine manufactures some of the nicest mountain bike and road bike wheelsets on the market. Their wheels are all designed, machined, anodized, and assembled right in Asheville, North Carolina. Here in this review, Max Morgan is going to be riding the all new Industry Nine Grade 300 downhill wheelset that was released in fall of 2017. When the Grade 300s were first revealed, we were immediately excited to get out and test the new wheels.
The Grade 300 wheels are Industry Nine's premier downhill offering, designed and built for punishment. After a huge success with Industry Nine's Enduro 305 rims, the Grade 300 rims follow a very similar design and can be thought of as a big brother to the Enduro 305.
The new Grade 300 rim is designed for more impact resistance, an optimized 30mm inner rim width, significantly improved strength to weight ratio, larger tire bead seat for improved tubeless perfromance, and narrower rim bed channel for easier tubeless inflation.
Other than the rim design, the rest of Grade 300 wheelset remains the same, using the same unique aluminum spoke chassis and quick engagement Torch hubs. Now let's check out what Max thinks about the all new Industry Nine Grade 300 wheels!
The Industry Nine Grade 300 wheels are a much needed revision to the outdated previous Grade rims. The Grade 300 wheelset uses Industry Nine's unique aluminum spoke design and popular Torch series hubs to create a top of the line product. The all new Grade 300 rim looks like a beefed up version of their popular Enduro 305 rim. This new design made the rims more durable and impact resistant on the trail. With a 30mm internal rim width, the Grade 300 wheels gave the Maxxis Shorty and Maxxis DHR II tires used here a nice shape that wasn't too round or too square.
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Max Morgan is 25 years old, and lives in Brevard, North Carolina. Max grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and started racing downhill at the age of 15. He has now been racing professionally for the last 7 years, competing in the U.S. Pro GRT series and UCI World Cup series. Check out Max's rider spotlight here!
Also check out Max's latest edit riding at Neko Mulally's Windrock Bike Park.