Wheel rim wear

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  1. Liffy99

    Liffy99 New Member

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    67F4C74F-EE2E-42B1-AFD4-D15BC6EC891D.jpeg How can I tell if I need new rims ?
    My Mavic Open Pros are at least 7 years old and have probably done about the same number of thousands of miles. There is supposed to be a wear indicator marked close to labelled arrows opposite the valve hole but I am not sure what to look for. See picture. The small radial Mark is much the same on both sides of the rim. Not sure if this is just coincidental dirt/scuff or the actual indicator .
     
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  2. Chuckabutty

    Chuckabutty Active Member

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    There should be a tiny hole in the rim, or there might be a groove. When the rim wears down so the hole or groove disappears, then it's time for new rims. Click on the link: Rim Wear
     
  3. Froze

    Froze Well-Known Member

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    Usually 7,000 miles is nothing for a rim, they should go between 30,000 to 40,000 miles; the only reason you could get as low as 20,000 is if you ride a lot in rain and mud that gets picked up by the rim then the brakes rub that dirt into the rim wearing the rim down faster.
     
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    dabac Well-Known Member

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    Put a straight edge across the brake track. Measure the concavity. If you can fit a needle between the straight edge and the rim, replace immediately.
     
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