Has anybody had or seen a front rim from a 9** completely fail? Obviously this would lead to catastrophic consequences. I have just noticed my front rim has small cracks (one each side) of every spoke nipple. I really dont know how long they've been there for. I have the original rim. Im about to go for a remote ride for a couple of thousand kms and Im wondering if I'm taking too much of a risk. I personally have never heard of a rim completely falling apart but I guess I'm not keen on becoming the first. Ive had MX bikes with cracks at the join, but this is a bit different with the cracks running longitudinally and theoretically able to all join up and the rim split in two. I dont really believe this will happen in the short term. I will definately get a new rim but time is against me for this ride and Im leaning toward taking the risk. Does anybody have any thoughts or knowledge on this?