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    bontrager race rim split at spoke eyelet

    Got a little problem with the spoke eyelet splitting on the drive side of my Bontrager Race wheel. I would like to stay with Bontrager to match the front. Any suggestions on which Bontrager would be an upgrade in sturdiness? I have been looking on the web, but it is hard to tell without looking at the real thing.

    I could buy a whole new wheelset, but don't see the need if I can get something to match. See attached photo.

    Thanks for your suggestions.
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    Last edited by roadbike123; 04-30-07 at 12:13 PM.

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    Warranty?

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    I'm looking at that, but thinking it will probably happen again. Seems like I should have a sturdier wheel.

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    Teammate of mine had the same problem, Bontrager/Trek comped him a new wheel. Search on "eyelet" in thei forum, big debate on whether there should be an eyelet there. I have a knockoff pair of Bonty Selects (Alex 300s) that do indeed have the eyelets for a theoretical stronger rim.

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    That setup isn't for durability, it's for racing. I'd say get it replaced under warranty or through purchase, and race the Bontragers. Then buy a set of sturdy training wheels and train on those.

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    Warranty it is! Getting a new rim because, per the sales rep, they anodized a batch of those rims a little too long which made them a little brittle.
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