First and foremost our wheels are 100% made in our Asheville, NC facility. We outsource rims and bearings…that’s it. Design, manufacturing, quality control, sales, assembly, truing and tensioning are all done in house where we can keep close tabs on tolerances and quality. In a time where the bike industry is constantly moving production overseas to increase margins, we firmly believe in keeping our production in house.
We come from a strong engineering background, mixed with a large body of cycling experience. We are State Junior Road Champions, Regional DH and XC Series Winners, National-level mechanics and competitors, even Authorized Trek Factory Service Reps. We are Medical Parts Machinists, nuclear engineers, robotics engineers, and artists. We manufacture our parts in the same facility that machined parts for the original RockShox RS-1 and Mag series forks. Part of our design group worked closely with Dia-Compe USA in the 1990’s developing hubs and disc brake systems. We live and work in the cycling mecca of the Eastern United States. Enfolded by the breathtaking Pisgah range of the Blue Ridge Mountains, we are subject to one of the most rugged environments for mountain biking in the world. In short, it was simply inevitable that we would strike upon the ideal combination of solid engineering and astounding aesthetics that are Industry Nine bicycle components.