- Buckled MTB wheel.
I have managed to buckle my Enduro’s rear wheel. The nice fellow at pedalabikeaway did his best to fix it but he warned me it wouldn’t be perfect and he had concerns about the longevity. It lasted 5 mins and a minor pothole before I heard the rotor clicking against the caliper and there is a very clear wobble at part of the wheel.
Is it likely it can be fixed or does it sound like it is a write-off? Is replacing the rim a possible solution or will there always be a weakness and it be easier to just replace the whole wheel?
If so please recommend a decent rear ‘enduro’ wheel (27.5, 12mm and 148) ideally for less than £200.
Thanks for your advice.Posted 3 months ago
Hmm… To be honest I just presumed the two things were related.
The rotor is true, I’ve run it through the tool. The rotor only started clicking when the wheel buckled. It stopped clicking when the wheel was trued by the mechanic and started clicking again when the wheel fell out of shape again.Posted 3 months agoCheezpleezSubscriber
As others have said, your hub won’t have been damaged by the buckle and your clicking calliper is much more likely an issue with the rotor or calliper.
If the old hub is any good then I’d just get a new rim. However, it may be with shopping around for a ready-built wheel because the cost of a nice rim and a wheel build won’t be trivial and bargains can be had.Posted 3 months ago
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