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Help needed for finding a replacement rim!
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Hi All, These are my current rims: Wheeltech TD26 by Alex Rims (can't find much info about these online). I need to replace the rear wheel as it is cracked (cracks on the rims around a few spokes)
It's a 700C disc brake rim with quick releases. What do I need to consider other than the size of the wheel when choosing a replacement? I'll likely migrate over the cassette and rotor (if need be). My knowledge of rims is limited so any help is appreciated!

Here is my bike: https://www.bikes.com/en/bikes/whistler/2015 (Must select Whistler 70 when on the site)

Thanks all!
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(07-10-2019, 10:36 PM)AK1 Wrote:  Hi All, These are my current rims: Wheeltech TD26 by Alex Rims (can't find much info about these online). I need to replace the rear wheel as it is cracked (cracks on the rims around a few spokes)
It's a 700C disc brake rim with quick releases. What do I need to consider other than the size of the wheel when choosing a replacement? I'll likely migrate over the cassette and rotor (if need be). My knowledge of rims is limited so any help is appreciated!

Here is my bike: https://www.bikes.com/en/bikes/whistler/2015 (Must select Whistler 70 when on the site)

Thanks all!

hi,
in many cases handy cyclists simply swap the rim and respoke, leaving cassette (local mechanic will gladly do it for you). however, not sure if the effort is worth it considering that the current Shimano RM35 hub is nothing special, so I suggest just replacing the whole wheel - it would roughly cost almost the same.

if you want to go with simply swapping the rim, have to consider the 622 size, 32 spoke holes and the spoke holes diameter - those should be the same as the old TD26 rim, especially because you probably want to use the old tires etc.

if you want to change the whole wheel, my suggestion is that besides the size you have to have a hub compatible with the common 135mm QR or quick release axle (it's one standard, so not much to go wrong with); the hub has to have CenterLock system for disc brakes; also Shimano freehub.

your current hub: Shimano RM35
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just in case you want to replace the rim on your own: https://www.bikeride.com/replace-rim/
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