In my experience, yeah, that's unusual. Two at once, no less. The most common point of failure is at the bend.radair said:Classic tension failure, complete with necked-down failure points.
Wow, that must have been a panic stop with the wheel flopping around.Lucky said:All the spokes in one guy's rear wheel, non-drive side, were sheared off about 2" from the rim, right where the butt is. Drive side was intact. Turns out he'd bumped another guy, who's bike did the ol' "Ben Hur" trick on his wheel. The real amazing part was that neither of them crashed.