I had my old X517 rims built up with Hope XC hubs and Sapim spokes.
After giving the bike a clean, I noticed a slight distortion around all the eyelets on the rims.
I don't know if its always been like this, or since the rebuild. You can see a slight colour change in the alloy around the eyelets, and feel a slight "bump" as you run your finger past.
Could this be a problem? Anyone else come across this.
I have tried to take a pic, but nothing shows it clearly enough.
My X517 rear did this a while ago, and had formed into several cracks by the time I even noticed the distortion, both along the centre line of the rim, from spoke to spoke, and across the rim, around to the braking surface.
I did ride it on 2 fairly long but easy road/path rides with the Mrs, but found a replacement in perfect nick and rebuilt the wheels with that.
When I collected from the shop, my old rim was there still, and the ease with which i could break it into pieces was shocking!
Keep an eye on it