I detailed some annoyances with my new Trek 7.3FX in another thread, but today it really torqued me. 30 miles and two busted spokes. One they replaced while I was waiting, then I get another 5 miles and the other one busts. Talk about frustrating!
So they have offered to warranty out the stock Bontrager rear rim and hand-build me a new one. They will either use another Camino with some DT spokes, or a tougher Bontrager rim. Obviously, my question is, am I better off just getting another rim and having them lace it up? I'm pretty sure they are fine with it - they are applying the warranty credit towards parts and giving me free labor on the "new" wheel. Basically my only cost if they supply the rim are spokes, and only those because I chose to upgrade. Otherwise there would be 0 charge.
I would love to build a 36h wheel while I'm at it, but I just ordered a Brooks and.. well.. to avoid suddenly living alone I'm going to keep costs down on this one. Additionally the head mechanic said that if I manage to break a 32h wheel he builds, he'll buy it from me.
So my question is, if you were building up a new 700c 32h wheel for toughness, what rim would you use? Someone mentioned the Salsa Delgado XC rim, and I've also heard good thing about Mavic's Open line - supposedly the new Open Sport is a tank. Heavier than the pro, but supposedly just a beast.