New rear wheel or get it fixed?
My rear rim just cracked on my HT so I'm looking for a new one. One of my lbs would charge 25 quid for labour and I would provide parts. The other said the spokes needed to be replaced at the same time and it would end up costing me either 120 or 140 depending on which rim I chose. I could probably cut the cost by buying the rim online and get them to fit that. They won't fit anything other than DT Swiss though. Should i get it fixed? If so what DT swiss rim would you recommend for aggresive riding under 80 pounds. Or should I get a whole new wheel? I've got a qr with a 135mm hub in 27.5 and I need it to take a 2.3/4" tyre. I'm looking for something under 140 pounds if I'm going for the whole wheel if possible. Any suggestions?