Kinesis Sector DH9i - 29" Carbon Mountain Bike Rim
Kinesis Sector DH9i - 29" Carbon MTB Downhill Rim
Kinesis Sector DH9i - 29" Carbon DH Rim

DH9i Carbon Fibre 29" Rim

The Downhill Rim with a Suit of Armour.


The Downhill Carbon Rims with a Suit of Armour.

The DHi Mountain Bike Rim is our our strongest Rim. Based on the same Innegra construction as our 9i Trail and Enduro Rims, we’ve created a Downhill Rim that is even stronger to cope with the toughest Downhill courses. The combination of strength and low weight also makes the this DH Rim ideal for hard hitting Enduro applications.

This Kinesis Rim is waiting to be built into a world class Wheelset, ready to shrug off hits on the most technical trails around. Thanks to the addition of Innegra, the DHi Rim is incredibly strong, compliant and lightweight.

The DHi mtb rim is available in both 29” and 27.5”.

Redefining Carbon Wheels.

By using TeXtreme® Innegra in the layup of our Rims, we've developed a range of Rims that have 75% higher impact resistance than standard Carbon Rims of the same profile*. The DHi Rims are significantly more resistant to wear and tear and less prone to catastrophic failure. In Rim only impact tests, these Rims are able to withstand impacts up to a whopping 180 Joules!

Our Innegra™ equipped Rims also have 50% more vertical compliance than standard Carbon Rims**. As a result they exhibit high energy absorption and superior vibration damping, with none of harsh stiffness associated with Carbon. These are Carbon Rims that have the sought-after ride characteristic of a premium alloy Wheelset.

Durable Doesn't Have to Mean Heavy.

At just 530g each, DH9i is a lightweight, reactive and durable 29er Downhill Rim that can handle a beating. Now you can forget about protecting your Rims and concentrate on finding your flow in challenging trail conditions.

Click here to find out more about the development process and the use of Innegra.

*When compared with same Rim shape manufactured with 100% T700 Unidirectional Carbon Fibre.

**In Rim only vertical deflection tests compared to the same Rim shape manufactured with 100% T700 Unidirectional Carbon Fibre, the DHi Rim deflected 50% more, without failure.

Please Note:

These Rims are Front and Rear specific. Due to different Spoke bracing angles of Front and Rear Wheels, the drilling angle differs between Front and Rear Rims. If buying a set please order one Front and one Rear Rim.

Rim Size: 29".

Rim Material: T-700 Unidirectional Carbon Fibre | Outer layer: TeXtreme Plain Weave Spread Tow Carbon Fibre and Innegra S Hybrid.

Weight: 530g.

Holes: 32h.

Rim Width: (Internal) 33mm | (External) 40mm.

Rim Depth: 30mm.

ERD: 582mm.

Tubeless: Yes.



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All Sector Carbon Innegra Rims are guaranteed against manufacturing defects for the lifetime of the product, except decal defects, which are covered for one year only. If you damage your Sector Rim in an accident or crash, after two years of ownership (original owner only), we can offer a replacement Rim at a discounted price.

For full Warranty information Click Here.

So what is Innegra?

Innegra is a fibre derived from polypropylene that exhibits some highly beneficial properties, including high strength-to-weight ratio, resistance to damage, vibration damping and energy dissipation.
The TexTreme fabric used in the layup of 9i rim is a Spread Tow fabric built from a hybrid of Innegra and T700 carbon fibres.
The Spread Tow layout is significant because it also contributes some positive attributes – the fibres are straighter (reduced crimp therefore higher strength) and it facilitates the use of less resin (lower weight).
In the 9i rim the Spread Tow fabric is used on the outer layer of the rim, giving it the unique checkerboard pattern.

Spread tow fabrics are mechanically better than standard carbon fabrics for rim application

Sounds good, but what does that mean for a rim?

• Significantly more compliance...

Under a lab test the 9i rim was 50% more vertically compliant than a unidirectional T700 carbon rim of the same profile.
This test involves loading the rim with a 100kg weight, in which the 9i rim exhibited a deflection of 15.74mm compared to 10.55mm on the standard T700 rim.

It is widely acknowledged that vertical compliance is important for damage reduction (less likely to crack), a reduction of fatigue and to improve traction. Such an improvement in vertical compliance also brings a radically improved ride quality to the 9i wheelset.
The Innegra equipped rims do not have the associated harsh stiffness of regular carbon wheels.

Lovely riding wheels!

• Significantly more impact resistance...

In the lab the 9i rim was able to handle impacts of almost double the standard required for MTB wheels by the UCI.
The 9i rim withstood an impact of 140J compared the UCI stipulated requirement of an 80J impact, making it 75% stronger than the UCI requirements.
In real world terms, the 9i rim can handle the equivalent of dropping a 15kg weight from a height of up to 1.08 metres onto the bare rim, thus making it 18% stronger than a recognised leading competitor who has published their data.

Rock gardens? No problem

• Much less weight...

Despite offering strength and compliance advantages, the use of Innegra also allows the construction of an extremely lightweight rim. The Innegra equipped 9i rim weights just 428g (29”), and our complete wheelset weights just 1690g.

A wheelset for climbers to love

What about the rest of the wheel?

Every detail of our wheel builds is carefully considered, from the super smooth Revo Cream bearings to the straight pull triple butted Pillar spokes. And we back it all up with a lifetime manufacturing defect warranty.

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