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Thought I'd share my rebuilding story.
I went on a weekend trip with a friend and our mountain bikes. Had a blast on the rocky trails, but they were more than my machine-built WTB SX 19's could take. Yes, I should have done this a long time ago, but I've finally taken down the tension and rebuilt the wheel.
When new, it was very true, but was out of round by nearly half a cm. I spent over two hours trying to get the wheel perfect as I can, using the advice from Mike T.
All said and done, the wheel is round to less than 1mm, and true to about 1.5mm with extremely equal tension. I didn't worry about getting it in line more than that 1.5mm, as it's a disc rear wheel, so I wanted a strong wheel first.
I'm sure it'll last a long time, at least, until I get it replaced with a tubeless setup. :cool:
 

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Great stuff Peanya. I'm proud of you. Yes round and true are nowhere near as important as even tensions (and sufficient tension). I don't bother getting my own wheels too fine anymore as I know that stuff isn't too important. If I do a rare wheel for someone else I get it much more true as that's all most people check to judge its "quality".
 
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