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  1. #1
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    Can a bent rim be straightened

    I did some riding in Mammoth for the first time recently and came back with a pretty good wobble in my rear wheel.
    My bike is an inexpensive Marin HT with the stock rims. I was riding the basic green and blue trails and the braking bumps were allot worse than expected. Being a novice rider I was spending to much time sitting down and I'm pretty sure I felt when the bend occurred as I went over some rocky bumps leading into a corner.

    I just want to know if its fixable or am I stuck buying at least 1 new rim?


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    is it just a wobble or is it bent ... pics would help
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    I'll have to add some pics later.

    I can't see any dents or anything so i think it's just a wobble. I'm not sure I guess.

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    If you look at the wheel from *above it* and spin it in the frame, and the wheel moves back and forth, it's probably a spoke tensioning issue, and likely is easily fixed.

    If you look at the wheel from *the side* and spin it in the frame, and the wheel moves up and down, it could be a spoke tensioning issue, and again, likely is easily fixed or it could be a bent rim, which may or may not be fixable.

    Take the wheel to a shop or two or three in your local area and then use your best judgement.

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