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Old 08-13-19, 08:35 PM
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Bikes: Does a Big Wheel count ?

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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.

What bike do you have ? How much wear has the bike seen, so far (in other words, how old is it, and how's it been used?)
What brand/model wheels do you have on it now ? Are they expensive/high end ?
You can find very solid, brand new whole wheelsets, for under $200, much less than buying new rims and having the wheels rebuilt.
All this may be a concern that is many years down the road, and your cycling interests could change significantly by the time this becomes an issue (if it ever does).
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