These Sector 9i enduro/trail wheels are reasonably priced considering their construction.
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).
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.
|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|