onerous,right, like thats a word
Steady now XB, I looked that up just for you!
Great pic -
Yep, that be a bend all right - not what I have experienced from Mikes. If that is the worst of it, you may be able to bend it back. Just a wild guess not being able to see it in person, but maybe you could clamp it between a nice flat surface and some 2 x 4's with that bent bit hanging over the edge. Take another wood block and a mallet and coax it back into shape. Patience and a pertinacious mindset will be required! No doubt XB would find it a (burdensome, arduous, strenuous, difficult, hard, severe, heavy, back-breaking, oppressive, weighty, uphill, challenging, formidable, laborious, Herculean, exhausting, tiring, taxing, demanding, punishing, grueling, exacting, wearing, wearisome, even - no, I ain't gonna say it) task, but you might avoid having to buy a new rim.
That looks like maybe it got dropped just right or maybe crushed somehow, but the degree of bend looks pretty mild in the pic so maybe bending it back is possible - most aluminum alloys do not like being bent back and forth very much. Also, a bend in that direction is much less important than a bend that would impact how concentric it is. And keep in mind also that the tire will have a big impact on "averaging out" imperfections in the rim. You may have seen car wheels with pretty severe damage that rolled perfectly smooth - and while the same thing occurs on motorcycle tires, your skinny bike tire will not be near as forgiving. Get it as straight as you can, mount the tire and then check how true the tire runs - maybe you will be pleasantly surprised.