Trail Carbon 29”

The Trail Carbon wheelset offers a new paradigm for the backcountry riding experience.  With an exceptional stiffness/weight ratio and wide tubeless ready rims the trail wheels pick apart technical singletrack.   Using a 28mm outer/24mm inner width rim and 32 butted aluminum spokes, the Trail Carbon offers increased lateral stiffness over their lighter cousins and the added piece of mind that 32 spokes bring for long rides in remote terrain.  Possibly the most versatile 29” wheelset made, the Trail Carbon 29 will take your riding to another level.  



The Genesis of PillarCarbon

Industry Nine is proud to introduce our PillarCarbon line-up of mountain bike wheels. Our exclusive PillarCarbon rims use our TwinPillar hookless bead walls, are tubeless-ready, and offer excellent strength to weight ratio and ride quality characteristics. The PillarCarbon range represents the most advanced, no-compromise rims we have ever made - mated to our Torch hub and spoke chassis. For testing and manufacture, Industry Nine teamed up with one of the most respected and established companies in cycling composites technology, Reynolds Cycling. PillarCarbon rims can only be found on Industry Nine’s Ultralite Carbon 24h 29”, Trail Carbon 29”, Trail Carbon 24h 27.5” and Enduro Carbon 27.5” wheels.  


PillarCarbon Rim Features


Reynolds Cycling Fabrication

  • Mountain Rim 5 (MR5) precision assembly assigns base fiber, epoxy resins and fiber orientation to each of the five specific rim regions - bead wall, tire channel, side wall, spoke bed and spoke face - resulting in superior stiffness, weight, impact resistance and spoke pull-through strength.

  • Rim profiles and lay-up schedules are designed to maximize lateral stiffness but still allow controlled vertical deflection to increase traction and ride quality.

  • Spoke holes feature angle-accurate orientation which minimizes spoke bed stress and promotes long term spoke durability.


TwinPillar hookless bead walls

  • Increased inner rim widths and optimized hook heights achieve maximum tire performance at lower pressures.

  • Near Net construction allows the bead wall to be fully formed during the molding process, eliminating post-mold machining which reduces risk of delamination and increases impact resistance.

  • The TwinPillar bead walls are formed using continuous fibers wrapped around the top of the wall, further increasing strength and impact resistance.

  • Tubeless Ready and UST tires fit securely due to specific profile and diameter of bead shelf, which delivers excellent pressure retention and burp-free performance.  




Wheel Weight: 29" - 685g Front / 810 Rear / 1,495 total.

Rims: 28mm outer // 24mm inner width, No Hook Tubeless ready profile. 365g.

Front Hub: 2 sealed bearings with external o-ring seals. 100mm QR, 9mm, 12mm, 15mm, Boost 110, and 110x20 axle options.

Rear Hub: 4 sealed bearings with external Teflon seals, and silicone freehub seal. 135mm QR, 10x135, 12x135, 12x142, and Boost 148 axle options.

Driver: Shimano HG 8-11 spd*  or XD1 - 120 point, 3 degree engagement, 6 pawl mechanism.*Not compatible with 11spd Road Cassettes

Spokes: 2.9 / 2.7mm butted + 2.9mm straight gauge.

Standard Colors: All black.

Rider Weight Limit 230lbs

1.95" - 2.3" Recommended Tire Width 

PLEASE NOTE: ALL PillarCarbon wheels are designed for MTB use only

*Weight varies depending on bearing and axle specification and does not include tubeless tape and valves, which are factory-installed.


Front Hub: 100mm QR, 9mm thru, 12mm, 15mm, Boost 15x110and 110x20mm axle options.

Rear Hub: 135mm QR, 10x135, 12x135, 12x142, and Boost 148 axle options. Lefty (Does not include cap/bolt) & singlespeed specific hubs available

Stock Colors: All red or all black hubs & spokes.

Custom Colors: Silver, Blue, Gold, Orange, Pink, Purple, Turquoise, Lime and Green. See what we have to say about anodization

Custon Lacing Options: Mix and match spoke colors for a true custom look.

XD1 Driver body for SRAM XX1 and XO1 type cassettes.

Hybrid Ceramic bearings available.

Boost options require specific hubshells


$2,325.00 base price.

Stock Configuration - Black hubs, Black spokes

+$50.00 Level 1 Custom: Any non stock combination of Red, Black, or Silver - includes custom lacing (red, black, or silver spokes) if required.

+$160.00 Level 2 Custom: 1 custom color Blue, Gold, Orange, Pink, Purple, Turquoise, Lime and Green (Can be mixed with any combination of red, black, or silver, and includes custom lacing if requested).

+$265.00 Level 3 Custom: 2 or more custom colors Blue, Gold, Orange, Pink, Purple, Turquoise, Lime and Green - any combination + includes custom lacing.

+$205.00 for Ceramic Bearings.