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I9 Torch classic Front Hub

$269.99 CAD
Industry Nine

I9 Torch classic Front Hub

I9 Torch classic Front Hub

$269.99 CAD
Front Axle
Spoke Hole Count
Disc Mount Type
6 Bolt
*in stock* 32H Black 15x100, 6 bolt disc
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Featuring all of the advantages of the Torch hub mechanism-low drag, low weight, and the ultimate in axle compatibility- tied into a traditional, "Classic" hub. Torch Classic hubs are the solution for any rider seeking an approachable flanged hub to build into a no-compromise, high-performance wheelset. Standard and Boost specific hubshells available.

  • Sizes: Standard and Boost Specific Hubshells
  • Weight: Front hub 150-155g, Rear hub 260-280g
    Varies depending bearing, endcap, freehub spec. 
  • Driver: Shimano HG mtb 9-11spd or SRAM XD
    3 degree engagement, 6 pawl freehub, 120 point drivering
  • Standard Hubshell Front Axles: QR 100mm, 9x100mm, 15x100mm
  • Boost Hubshell Front Axles: 15x110mm, 20x110mm, or 31mm Torque Caps for 15x110mm RockShox. 
  • Standard Hubshell Rear Axles: QR 135mm, 10x135mm, 12x135mm, or 12x142mm
  • Boost Hubshell Rear Axles: 12x148mm
  • Hole Count: 28 or 32-hole


  • Standard 100mm Front
  • Boost 110mm Front
  • Lefty (not lefty max) Front
  • FatBike Front


  • Standard 100mm Front
  • Boost 110mm Front
  • Standard 135/142mm Rear
  • Boost 148mm Rear

Industry Nine is sourcing an improved bearing from ENDURO. The ENDURO LLU bearings are equipped with a full contact, dual lip seal. These are properly installed with the light grey seal side toward the outboard side of the component you are installing them into. This provides additional protection towards the side most exposed to the elements.
Enduro LLU Type Seals:
Enduro LLU is a full contact, dual lip seal riding in a groove on the inner race. With more sealing pressure, these are ideal for pivots or headsets that continually come in contact with dirt, sweat, and dust. The increased seal pressure and 2 lips help retain the 90% grease fill we use on these bearings to better displace any moisture and continually lubricate the balls and races.
Our bearing seals are designed and tested in house for maximum performance. We never use any “off the shelf” parts, every component of our bearings is considered for performance, weight, and durability, and this includes the seals. 
All of our seals can be removed for service by gently prying from the inside with a small blade and carefully lifting the seals from the inner and outer grooves. 
Lama Cycle Industry 9 Enduro LLU Bearings
Like all of our System Wheels, you can customize your hubs and spoke colors in any combination for an additional fee. We offer 11 custom anodized colors: Orange, Purple, Turquoise, Lime, Gold, Green, Blue, Red, Pink, Silver and Black.
We have a very small, purpose built anodizing lab made specifically to anodize the parts we make for your wheels and hubs. Anodizing is an electro-chemical process that has many variables the operator has to react to and adjust daily. While we try to keep our color parameters close, there can be variations from batch to batch, between various alloys and from morning to afternoon. Due to these circumstances we can not guarantee that your Industry Nine hubs or spokes will match any one else's paint, anodizing, colors you see on screen, your sunglasses...etc.

Please note - all anodization is subject to fade in direct UV exposure such as sunlight and tanning booths. Please don't tan with your bike - or leave it on your car or at the trailhead if you want your i9's to remain their most brilliant. Certain cleaners may also affect the finish of your anodized parts. Please use warm soapy water to clean your wheels and hubs.
We offer a two-year warranty against defects in materials or workmanship on all Industry Nine products.  Industry Nine will repair or replace, at our discretion, any affected components or assemblies.  The warranty will apply to the hub shell, axle, drive mechanism, spokes, and rims.

The intended application of Industry Nine products are non-motorized, single rider bicycles. Industry Nine will not be able to provide warranty support or assume liability for hubs or wheels that are utilized outside of their intended purpose. This warranty covers materials and workmanship, but does not cover normal wear and tear, such as bearing wear, or damage due to lack of proper service intervals.  

Spokes will be warranteed against defects, but not trail accidents, drivetrain/frame mechanical failure, or other foreign object intrusion.

Aluminum rims are covered under the two year warranty, but are not warrantied for impact or crash damage. Use of non-authorized aftermarket adaptors and/or modification of axles, hubs, spokes or any other component may result in voided warranty. Modification of rim finish or graphics by use of stripping solvents or chemicals will void rim warranty.

We believe in our product and will try to give Industry Nine customers the benefit of the doubt in any case where cause of failure is undetermined.

Industry Nine Return Policy: 

Please contact your Industry Nine dealer regarding their shop return policy on new, un-installed products returned within 30 days. Custom wheels will be subject to a 15% re-stocking fee. Absolutely no returns will be accepted on used products.

We pride ourselves as one of the most compatible wheel and hub manufacturers on the planet. Our systems are deliberately designed with adaptability to various frame, fork and drivetrains - all on the same hubshell. In short, we have you covered. Axle and end cap kits along with freehub bodies are available from our webstore or your local i9 dealer. 

2006-2012 "Legacy" Products:

  • XC Front Hub - QR / 9mm thru / 15mm thru
  • XC Rear Hub -  QR135 / 10x135 / 12x135 / 12x142 - Shimano 9/10/11spd/Sram 9/10spd and SRAM XD1 11spd 
  • Enduro Front Hub - QR / 9mm thru / 15mm thru / 20mm
  • Enduro Rear Hub - QR135 / 10x135 / 12x135 / 12x142 - Shimano 9/10/11spd/Sram 9/10spd and SRAM XD1 11spd 
  • Single Speed - QR / 10x135 / 12x135 / 12x142
  • DH150 Rear Hub (looks like Enduro) - 12x150 / 12x157 - Shimano 9/10/11spd/Sram 9/10spd and SRAM XD1 11spd 
  • Classic Flanged Front Hub - QR / 9mm thru / 15mm thru / 20mm
  • Classic Flanged Rear Hub - QR135 / 10x135 / 12x135 / 12x142 - Shimano 9/10/11spd/Sram 9/10spd and SRAM XD1 11spd  
  • Classic Flanged Single Speed - QR / 10x135 / 12x135 / 12x142
  • Classic Flanged DH150 Rear Hub - 12x150 / 12x157 - Shimano 9/10/11spd/Sram 9/10spd and SRAM XD1 11spd 

TORCH Series Products

  • Torch Front Mountain Hubs, all - QR / 9mm thru / 15mm / 20mm 
  • Torch Rear Mountain Hubs, all - QR135 / 10x135 / 12x135 / 12x142 - Shimano 9/10/11spd/Sram 9/10spd and SRAM XD1 11spd 
  • Torch Rear BOOST 148 Hubs, all - Boost 12x148 
  • Torch Single Speed, all - QR / 10x135 / 12x135 / 12x142
  • Torch Rear DH150 Hubs, all - 12x150 / 12x157 - Shimano 9/10/11spd/Sram 9/10spd and SRAM XD1 11spd 
  • Torch Road Front, all - QR / 15mm thru
  • Torch Road Rear, all - QR - Shimano/SRAM 10/11spd and Campagnolo 10/11spd 
  • Torch Road/CX Disc Front, all - QR / 15mm thru
  • Torch Road/CX Disc Rear, all - QR / 10x135 / 12x142 - Shimano/SRAM 10/11spd and Campagnolo 10/11spd
  • Torch Fatbike Front, all - QR135 / Rear-offset 135 / 15x135 / 15x142 / 15x150 - Bluto only 
  • Torch Fat Bike 170, all - QR170 / 12x177
  • Torch Fatbike 190, all - QR190 / 12x197 
The pawl mechanism of our hubs has a distinctive buzz that gets quieter with break-in time. It has the sound of nothing more than the highest-quality sprung pawl system. Most riders report that the noise is inaudible over the wind at higher speeds. It is loud enough to be heard, yet not so loud as to detract from the experience you are trying to enjoy.
Our near-instant engagement mechanism is not magic, but rather built on solid mechanical principles. Having said this, it is assembled in our facility under highly controlled conditions by persons intimately familiar with its operation. Disassembly by the end user is possible, and fairly easy with the proper tools. To a skilled and versatile mechanic, it will present no problems, especially once we have published an exploded view and service instructions. In the immediate meantime, we recommend contacting Factory Technical Assistance for rear hub service. Hubs that experience failure after unauthorized service can of course be repaired, just not under warranty. 

20 X 110 BOOST? OR?
Please check with your local bike shop, or fork manufacturer to determine if you have a 20 x 110 boost fork or 20 x 110 non boost fork. The fitment guide below can help you determine your current set-up before placing an order.
20X110 DH Boost Fork Fitment Guide
Any of our mountain bike hubs or wheels - 2005 to 2012 "Legacy" generation - or 2013 to current Torch generation products are compatible with SRAM 1x11 MTB drivetrains using an XD1 FH body or Shimano XTR 11spd using the "tradtional" HG-style FH body.
*These are mountain bike drivetrains and will not work with Shimano or SRAM 11spd road cassettes.
Industry Nine does supply an extraction cap and/or bolt for our Lefty hubs, or wheelsets built with Lefty hubs.  The bolt will also work with our MatchStix multi-tool handle.
Holy 120 engagement points! How strong is your drive mechanism?
The Industry Nine drive mechanism is a fairly simple, tried-and-true pawl arrangement. When engaged, each of the three driving pawls itself has three points, providing nine points of contact to the hardened A2 drive ring. The drive ring has 60 teeth, which would normally allow a 6-degree engagement – among the fastest in the industry. Our proprietary mechanism allows for a second set of three pawls, phased three degrees from the first. This feature cuts engagement time in half, to a mind-blowing three degrees! Our lightning quick take-up has become highly desirable on singlespeeds, twenty-niners, and disciplines with gate starts. We have tested our drive system beyond 700 ft-lbs of torque, which amounts roughly to a super-chipped Ford Power Stroke turbo diesel engine. In over two years of prototyping and testing, we have had zero drive mechanism failures.

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