hi guys. regarding my last thread, i thought it might be easiest and best to go to a bike shop or a wheel repair specialist and get my spokes tightened. i rang around, spoke to a few different places. unfortunately where i live, there isn't very many wheel specialists around, there are only 2. 1 of them quoted me $120 just for labour and truing the wheel, the other quoted me $60 which was much better, various other bike shops quoted me between $60-$110. ended up taking the wheel in to get trued nonetheless, including the front wheel, he said the wheels had various flat spots in them, at least half the spokes/spoke nipples were seized and wouldn't turn and would need to be replaced, i had a little crack in the rear hub and the wheel would need to be rebuilt basically but would cost a lot, we're talking in the $550+ range including the quality parts, just for 1 wheel. the front wheel also had flat spots that would need to be fixed plus truing and re-lacing, will work out to about $180 odd. he said a 10 year old wheel, he wouldn't recommend spending so much money on anyway and that a 10 year old wheel generally have all these issues from wear and tear/old age. so i told him i would just get new wheels instead. it'd be almost cheaper for me to buy brand new complete wheel sets, that's the option im going with and prefer nonetheless. im wondering what brands are best, or that i should look out for/consider? i know there's Excel, D.I.D. Tusk and Sm Pro which ive been looking at, ive heard Excel is probably the best quality i could get but very expensive, but what do others think of Tusk or SM Pro? or are there any other brands that are really great quality? i don't want to settle for anything too cheap and i want strong quality rims. i do a fair bit of woods riding, over logs, rocks usually do some moderate jumps, etc so i need something that will hold up relatively well.