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Sector 9i wheelset review

Stiff, light, tough, 29in carbon hoops

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £1,100.00 RRP
Sector 9i wheelset

Our review

These wheels feel great, are competitive on the scales and are fairly priced for carbon too
Pros: Stiff and light but forgiving enough when things get rough; have proven really tough so far; well-priced
Cons: Graphics are a bit Marmite
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These Sector 9i enduro/trail wheels are reasonably priced considering their construction.

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The rims are made from a blend of unidirectional T700 carbon and Innegra – a fibre derived from polypropylene – to produce a wheelset with lightweight carbon performance but the comfort associated with alloy hoops.

At 1,690g per pair (29in), they’re a competitive weight. The 5-degree hub pick-up, combined with the low weight, means they accelerate rapidly as soon as you push on the pedals.

In terms of comfort, they’ve never caused me to finish a run having to peel my fingers off the bar, even on the roughest trails.

I’m yet to give them a real alpine thrashing, but they’ve handled everything South Wales can throw at them so far.

Even with Maxxis EXO tyres (their lightest casing) fitted and a number of rim impacts, I’ve had zero damage to the rim and no punctures (super-stiff rims tend to pinch the tyre more easily due to a lack of compliance).

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The 9i’s track precisely enough that I could easily pinpoint, and stick to, the same lines every time, but aren’t so stiff that I ever got thrown off-line. Nor do they feel over-flexy or vague through high-load turns.

Product Specifications


Price br_price, 5, 3, Price, GBP £1100.00
Weight br_weight, 5, 6, Weight, 1,690g (29in), Array, g
Brand br_brand, 5, 10, Brand, Sector


Brake type br_brakeTypeSimple, 11, 0, Brake type, Disc
Freehub br_freehub, 11, 0, Freehub, 6 Pawl | 72t Engagement | Shimano HG, Shimano Microspline & SRAM XDR
Rim depth br_rimDepth, 11, 0, Rim depth, 25mm
Rim internal width br_rimInternalWidth, 11, 0, Rim internal width, 29mm
Rim material br_rimMaterial, 11, 0, Rim material, Carbon
Spoke count br_spokeCountFront, 11, 0, Spoke count, 28 front, 28 rear
Spokes br_spokes, 11, 0, Spokes, Pillar 2016 TB / Straight Pull
Tubeless compatibility br_tubelessCompatibility, 11, 0, Tubeless compatibility, Tubeless ready
Tyre type br_tyreType, 11, 0, Tyre type, Tubeless
Wheel size br_wheelSize, 11, 0, Wheel size, 29in/700c