Sector 9i carbon wheels come with a built-in Suit of Armour first ride review

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Wheel maker Sector wants to prove to the world that tough and durable, needn’t mean stiff and uncomfortable with the new Sector 9i carbon wheelset. I was chatting with a very well known composite guru one evening, and over a bottle or two of red wine, he turned to me and said “Look! Carbon isn’t carbon”. There were more words, but the rest is very hazy but I believe a 3rd bottle of red might have been involved. What he meant by his sudden statement is that we can’t look at one carbon product then assume other carbon products inherit the same characteristics and flaws. Carbon is pretty complex and the carbon weave itself is only a piece of the wider puzzle. Carbon isn’t carbon!Designers need to take weave, and layup into account when designing carbon components, and now we’re seeing a lot of brands focus on adding materials and working with more advanced resins. Still, you could give that guru above and I the same carbon, layup specs, and resins and his carbon component...

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