Originally Posted by Colebatch
If you are getting one shipped in, go the whole hog so you never have to worry about it again. Get an Excel A60 rim (I know from experience they are much much more damage resistant than even the Excel signature rims). If you really want to be safe and sure, get HAAN in Holland to build up an A60 with a Haan hub and send that in ... then all you have to do is swap the brake disc over
John and the Rally Raid boys have a spare front for me. I'm just paying shipping. The DID dirtstar may not be an A60, but it sure took a beating before it went. 70,000 in Africa, Europe and Central Asia. Not bad. The rock I hit.. I was coming down off a "woopty" and my front for was completely compressed when I hit it. It cracked my pannier frame I hit it so hard.
I'm back in Mongolia after a week in Altai and some Tuva. In a few days I'll be in UB and I can finally do an update. I have some news that has slightly changed plans but that will have to wait. Don't worry, I'll still be doing the BAM and Road of Bones.