i9 wheel set, that may fix your problem
good advice as a longterm solution.mtnbiker72 said:Machine built wheels with cheap spokes...not surprising
Go get a set of Hand Built wheels....
Why would you waste anymore money on a short term solution? BTW your edit is the key to my advice..."built properly". Very few OEM machine built wheels are built properly and 99% of the LBS's out there will not take the time to properly tension them even thought they really should. I'm 225lbs and don't break spokes either, and when I get a "OEM" wheelset I properly tension and true them.honkonbobo said:good advice as a longterm solution...
edit. by the way i am 210 and i dont break alot of spokes cause my wheels are built properly... at 215 you shouldnt either.
everything mike T says causes spoke breakage? Weird.highdelll said:Loose spokes cause breakage - not your weight - especially on tarmac...
AND everything MIKE T says - Always
DUH!!scottzg said:everything mike T says causes spoke breakage? Weird.
Hey leave me outta this.highdelll said:DUH!!
How do you think he has to build Sooo many wheels?
It's Empirical 'Science'
My daily ride is a 15 mile paved loop. It's fairly flat and perfectly straight. Sometimes I don't hit the lowest part of the curb when crossing an intersection.Malibu412 said:I think you are dealing with under-tensioned wheels or may have some rough habits or techniques or all the above.
You mean hand finished like a microbrew? See, thee you go all jargony on us when we were talking about broken spokes.scottzg said:...pop off the front wheel and see if the hub feels gritty. If it does, you can be sure that the wheel hasn't been hand finished either.
Jargony?Malibu412 said:You mean hand finished like a microbrew? See, thee you go all jargony on us when we were talking about broken spokes.
The shop gets the bikes assembled, but not really set up properly. Anything with bearings isn't adjusted, cables aren't properly tensioned, nothing is greased, and wheels are not completely trued and had the spoke tension checked. It takes an hour or two to go from bike-in-a-box to something that can be sold. The builder can adjust the hub in about 10 seconds, if he didn't do that you can be sure he didn't spend the necessary 10 minutes or so to tension and stress the spokes in the stand. Good initial bike assembly is pretty critical to the life and function of the bike, and it's totally dependent on the guy at the shop.Malibu412 said:You mean hand finished like a microbrew? See, thee you go all jargony on us when we were talking about broken spokes.
Your spokes are fatigued from being under-tensioned. The "load-unload" cycle on them as the wheel rotates is greater the slacker they are and the metal fatigues faster. This is why they KEEP breaking. Theoretically you'll replace every one of them in the end. But if the wheel is NEVER tensioned correctly then the new ones are fatiguing too. So it never ends.8805 said:I don't have the skill to tension my spokes myself
BWW has wheelsets with name-brand parts starting at about $100 that will be fine for your bike. They will be tensioned correctly. Any other wheels - from ebay, other mailorder sites or lying around at the LBS - will be a crap-shoot.I also don't want to buy a set of $300 wheels for a $400 bike.