Sector 9i wheelset review

Stiff, light, tough, 29in carbon hoops

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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

Product

Price GBP £1100.00
Weight 1,690g (29in)
Brand Sector

Features

Brake type Disc
Freehub 6 Pawl | 72t Engagement | Shimano HG, Shimano Microspline & SRAM XDR
Rim depth 25mm
Rim internal width 29mm
Rim material Carbon
Spoke count 28 front, 28 rear
Spokes Pillar 2016 TB / Straight Pull
Tubeless compatibility Tubeless ready
Tyre type Tubeless
Wheel size 29in/700c