Id start shopping for new wheelsthe whole set of rims, spokes, and hubs. My guess is youve got some sort of Shimano setup, probably eight-speed. You can get a set of Shimano Deore hubs laced to Sun Rhyno Lite wheels for $100 at Pricepoint.com. Performancebike.com also has good buys on complete wheelsets, like Shimano XT 9-speed hubs (I bet you could use these) on Mavic XC717 rims for about $225 for the set. Thats a nice wheelset. And while youre at it, its probably time to get a new cassettethey run about $30.
Either way, payback is pretty quick. Six weeks or so for the inexpensive rims; 12 to 15 weeks for those at the higher end. But theyll last you for years, so youll well amortize them before its time for a new set.
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