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It might be easier to measure one of the surviving spokes. Did it break inside the nipple?
Nothing's easier than asking on the internet. ;)

Not sure if it's broken off at the nipple or just came loose and fell out. With it being straight pull, there's nothing to stop it.
 

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I had one spoke unthread and disappear entirely about a month after getting the bike. My ace mechanic tracked down a replacement and re-truedthe wheel for me. Everything went well for another month and then I started noticing loose spokes again, front and back. Like really loose flopping around. Usually 2-3 at a time. They're a pain to tighten down too, since the straight pull allows the spoke to spin while you're trying to tighten it. Had to use leatherman pliers to hold the spoke while I turned the spoke wrench on the nipple.
The good news is, you can ride the hell out of these things with a missing spoke and they stay pretty true!
Well, after about the 5th time this happened, I realized the only hope for these wheels would be to unthread them completely and lace them back up again. Whatever the robot did that built them up, it wasn't working.
Instead of actually doing that, I bought a pair of Charger Pro SLs. Just arrived today. Totally stoked! Yay for me!
 

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I have these rims on my altitude 730 and lately I feel like these rims are flexing under harder cornering. Anyone else find this?
 

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Rocky Mtn, I put the new Sun Ringle Charger Pro set on my wife's bike a week ago. She was never tuned into the subtleties of the bike well enough to notice anything like you're talking about when using the old wheels. However, after the first ride with the new set she says to me, "I don't know how to describe whats happening, but I think the bike feels a lot more responsive or something". I made big grin. :)
Perhaps that answers your question.
 
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