new rim or new wheel

mactas Posts: 8
edited May 2010 in MTB buying advice
Hi there
I have damaged my front rim that is a DT swiss XR4.1d which has a club roost 20mm hub. Just wondering if it would be cheaper to buy a new front wheel (can get a hope 2 pro with mavic rim for £80 from merlincycles) or get the wheel rebuilt with a new rim. Any ideas?


  • peter413
    peter413 Posts: 5,120
    Get it rebuil with a new rim, could get a better rim than the Mavic for the same cost (have to factor in labour and new spokes)
  • bomberesque
    bomberesque Posts: 1,701
    get a price. include new spokes. tbh the chances are the difference will be marginal, especially if you hock your old hub for a tenner on fleabay

    good opportunity to build your first wheel?
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