I cncountered this once : My buddy and I were on our way down after an all day ride in high alpine territory Co. Came around a corner and my buddy slammed straight into a rock face after skidding off his line. The front rim potato-chipped. It was almost bent in half. No problem I said to my buddy Ed : I should be able to fix it. ...I grabbed the wheel, gave it a good look to distinguish the exact point that I should work my magic : Hoisted the wheel above my head, and slammed it down onto a dirt muff and presto : the wheel re-acquired it's precise shape. My buddy still talks about this. Saved us from an 8 mile walk-out back to our cars. Carbon would have broke. Only aluminum can be fixed like this on-trail. Still---I myself ride carbon now....
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