I have a specialized crosstrail with the stock alexrims, CT 700's. Owned and ridden almost every day for about 2 + years, mostly on Berkeley and Oakland city streets. Can't say enough about how great the bike has been. Now I am experiencing rear rim failure. Specifically the spoke nipples are starting to pull through on the back rim. I have never experienced this type of problem before and am turning to the community for advice.
Given the research I have done, I know it's a potentially dangerous situation so I am retiring the rim & planning on building a new one with my existing freewheel and cassette. I have also heard that purchasing a rim with "one-piece, double wall steel eyelets" will help prevent this sort of failure.
I ride a lot, 8 miles 5 days a week but not real hard, curbs occasionally, and the inevitable pothole & am looking for suggestions on what to replace this rim with, that will last me more than this one has.