Best place to buy Stan's Alpha 340?

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by gpeterson63

Hey guys. My Alpha 340 rear rim started developing cracks around the spoke holes due to probably over-tension of the spokes. Anyone know where the best (read cheapest) place in the US to order a new 28h rim is? Thanks in advance, Greg

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by BrianAllan

Greg, I don't think you're going to find the rim much under the MSRP of $120. Since you're product is failing, I'd recommend purchasing from a known and reputable vendor that's going to provide warranty service should you need it. In the US stans sells direct, and I know Fairwheel has sold these rims.

As a follow up, if the rim is cracking, you're unable to warranty it, and you're price sensitive, perhaps you should replace the 340 with something more robust...

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by theremery

The 340s crack??
Updated: Racing again! Thought this was unlikely! Eventually, I may even have a decent race!
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by Powerful Pete

Locking this one. @ OP - we would rather not open "best price" threads.

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