Let's push Trek

My bike shop wasn't going to let this slide. They went to bat for me.
My editor at Bicycling Australia also rang up some manager at Trek to have a chat with him about making things right.
Eventually someone who cared put a fibre optic camera inside the rim, and couldn't find anything. He cut a section out of the rim, and found that the cracking began in the upper floor of the rim from a drilled spoke hole - not my fault. Manufacturing defect.

It took until December to get to this point.

I should point out that in the meantime I have been riding the Nextie wheels through 2 more rear tyres without any marks on them.