Roval rim replacement
I have a 2013 STUMPJUMPER FSR COMP 29 and taco'd the front wheel. My dealer tells me I can't get a replacement rim. Are you kidding me? What kind of product planning is that? My bike is down for nearly two weeks and the dealer tells me my only option is put a mismatched non-Roval rim on my 2013 bike? Or buy a new wheelset... Are Roval wheels disposable?
Not what I expected from Specialized...
If you can find the ERD and internal width of the damaged rim, replace it with one of the same size or a bit wider. Remove the stickers from both rims and no one but you will know the difference. I recommend a notubes EVO Flow rim, if the ERD matches.
Plus even if you could get an 2 x more expensive OEM rim, do you really want one that you already taco'ed??
And, I agree it does stink that Spec does not have replacement rims (IF your LBS Called to confirm this).
One down,no surprise. Better hurry to order those Notubes Flow.
Roval rims...a tale from the UK
If its any help at all, I can confirm that Spec do supply replacement Roval rims - you have to dig deep to get them. And they are expensive.
I bent mine (UK weather and alloy nipple corrosion mean spokes pop very, very regularly) and needed a new rim. Local concept store - with direct line to Spec UK - could only come up with a new wheelSET at a discount.
I finally managed to find a 'Roval specialist' at Spec UK who was in the process of ordering many rims for repair work. He offered a new rim at UK£70 (ouch..) or a straight swap for new wheel at £100.
So, upshot is that LBS may have less luck than you as the drive is to sell new wheels rather than repair, but you can get rims.
Sun Ringle do a 24 hole rim with similar profile at £40.
My solution was a bit more rewarding. I kept searching forums, ebay etc for someone else who'd been frustrated with a bent Roval and no rim supply, bought set for £85 (one good wheel) and have built a spare pair on the spokes/hubs with non-Roval rims.
With the huge cost of spokes, rims...everything on these as spares, its worth grabbing used wheels when they come up.
Hope this helps