Bought this rim to replace the existing stock Honda rim on my 2003 CR250R. Bought HONDA OEM spokes to go along with the new rim and used the existing stock hub. After lacing the rim up, I torqued the spokes in three steps. I alternated sides of the rim when torquing. I would torque two spokes on one side, then go to the opposite side 180 degrees to torque the opposite two spokes. Did this until all spokes were torqued to Honda service guide specs. I then mounted the rim up on the bike to true it up. To my surprise, the rim was just about as true as one could get it and would be satisfactory for most folks. Because I am very particular, I did some very minor adjustment to get the rim near perfectly trued. The finish seems to be very durable. Tired mounted easily although I used some protectors to avoid damaging the finish on the rim. I used lots of baby powder inside the tire and on the inner tube. This helped a lot when mounting the rear tire.