I have ruined a rim that is less than a year old. It is on my mtb. It is a WTB Cross Country Dual Duty rim with spoke eyelets. Not sure how much it cost me.
Anyway, I ride some very hilly country. I was riding recently in the cold and was applying the brakes on the long downhills. My brakepads wore through and deeply scored the rim sidewalls.
He's what I was thinking of doing: Buy a new rim. The same kind. Switch the old rim for the new, then have my LBS do the final truing. Or have them switch the old rim and true it.
Can the spokes be reused, seeing how they are less than a year old?
Any thoughts or suggestions - other than pay more attention to the condition of my brake pads?