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For many years now we've been awarding the Top User Reviewer with a little monthly prize, and as usual this month Jenson USA pitched in another $100 gift card! Vital member mikethebike took home top honors in December with his review of the Industry Nine Hydra hub.

Note that this is the last time we will be running this award in this format, as Jenson USA and we will be moving over to Instagram for future giveaways. But don't let that stop you from continuing to review the products you use, to help your fellow mountain bikers out as they continue to search for products worth their while.


Industry Nine Hydra Hub - MSRP: $435 USD

The Good:
US made CNC-Porn
Finish is great and durable
A lot of color option
Durability - no problems - I ride a lot at muddy conditions, rain and snow
Very tight tolerances
Sound is great
Instant engagement

The Bad:
Sound (okay just for some, I love it)
Availability in Europe (could take some weeks...)
Expensive (which is always relative...)

Overall Review:

First of all, I'm an I9-fan, but why?

Install it and forget it!

Okay that's not possible you can’t forget/ignore your I9 because:

A - of great sound

B - the nice finish - it's an eyecatcher Read more>>

Shop the Hydra at Jenson USA


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