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Help needed for finding a replacement rim!

kovacsakovacsa Posts: 44
edited July 2019 in MTB buying advice
Hi All, These are my current rims: Wheeltech TD26 by Alex Rims (can't find much info about these online). I need to replace the rear wheel as it is cracked (cracks on the rims around a few spokes)
It's a 700C disc brake rim with quick releases. What do I need to consider other than the size of the wheel when choosing a replacement? I'll likely migrate over the cassette and rotor (if need be). My knowledge of rims is limited so any help is appreciated!

Here is my bike: (Must select Whistler 70 when on the site)

Thanks all!


  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,852
    You could either buy a new wheel or just buy a rim and get your LBS to build it onto your current hub.

    If you buy a new wheel make sure it has a shimano free hub, has the correct disc attachment for your current disc (6-bolt or centre lock) and that the internal width of the rim is ok for the tyre you are using.
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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,811
    So do you want a new rim or a new wheel?
    Currently riding a Whyte T130C, X0 drivetrain, Magura Trail brakes converted to mixed wheel size (homebuilt wheels) with 140mm Fox 34 Rhythm and RP23 suspension. 12.2Kg.
  • cyclecliniccycleclinic Posts: 6,865
    It will be a heap on wheel. Buying a new wheel is going to be cheaper. No point in rebuilding a wheel with cheap oem hub. It could be a bit worn as well. Any grumbling from the bearings and I would not. Also replacement rim.erd has to match or else new spokes are needed. That means a replacement wheel from.madiikn will be cheaper. -wheel building and other stuff.
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