Prebuilt or Rebuild?

Blue Thunder

New Member
Jul 14, 2004
Hi everyone, quick question.

On a limited budget which is preferred(cheaper/better), prebuilt factory wheels or rebuilt my old wheels using my xtr hubs to new rims?

It seems my rims (Mavic 517's to XTR hubs) are falling apart. I am getting shards of metal from the rim embedding into the brake pads. The sound of metal on metal horrendous and embarrassing. These are no doubt defective wheels but I am probably well out of warranty (4 year old rims). Otherwise the wheel is in perfect shape.

One shop thinks factory, the other thinks rebuild. What do you think?


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