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Originally Posted by Celticgirl View Post
I read somewhere that rims do in fact wear out. Is there a way to slow down this wear? I have aluminum rims on my MTB If and when this happens are new rims expensive and how hard is it to rebuild them.

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I've read that, too, and it undoubtedly happens to some people. It concerned me enough at the time that I invested in replacement rims for a few of my wheels. Thousands of miles later, I still haven't worn out a rim, and the replacements collect dust in my basement.

So I would worry about it if and when it happens. In the meantime, you can feel your brake tracks to check if they are becoming concave. And if you really need to know, you could take off your tires and measure your rim thickness with an inexpensive "Iwanson gauge."
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