Your Lites can probably be fixed. But if you need a new wheel set I would recommend Bontrager's Rhythm Elite wheels. They are a little wider than what you've got now (28mm), have DT Swiss hubs (Onyx- should be the same hub you have), are a little lighter than 29 Race Lites, and they are crazy strong. I had a pair of 26" Elite's on my Kona and my '08 Paragon came with Rhythm Comps (Comps have cheaper hubs). I just upgraded to Race X Lites. Not sure what LBS you frequent, but Randy or Jeff at Oliver's in Tampa are very knowledgeable and could help you get what you need, Bonty or otherwise.