Ok folks, having problems with the SRAM S40 wheels and the breaking of spokes, 3rd one happened yesterday after riding Gorge road so now I'm on the lookout for a new(ish) wheelset that are gonna last a bit longer than 3-4 weeks.
Suggestions please as to some good alternatives, I'm 179cm tall and weigh approx 76kg and ride speed on average is 30kmh or slightly over.. Looking for lightweight and sturdy, carbon or aluminium, just general peoples take on different wheels.
What's your budget?
I am bias but I love my dura-ace C24's
excellent bargins listed
Cheers for that, might just take a look in the store tomorrow whilst dropping the front wheel off fro repair
I'm sure this will generate a robust debate but I will say that the surface of Gorge Rd is bad enough to smash any wheels to pieces.
I've ridden up Gorge Road a few times and down and have never found it to be that bad though I do think it's the hardest downhill from the hills, any downhill where you have to pedal to maintain momentum is not a good downhill.
If you are breaking spokes, then the tension will be all over the place, hence you will break more spokes. Maybe the person who fixed it isn't that flash at wheel building?
Also if they were factory built, then they may have been built dodgy in the first place. If you are happy with them otherwise, why don't you get the whole wheel rebuilt? (By someone who knows what they are doing!) It could be $100 or so well spent??
Absolutely beats me why anyone would build a rear wheel with radial spoking on the drive side. OK, if you want to save a few grams with a slightly shorter spoke, radial the non drive side, but never the drive side. If you want a stronger wheel, both sides crossed will give the best result. Radial spokes may look trendy but do nothing for wheel stiffness and strength.
i have fulcrum race1s and cant fault them.
and they are still a bargain in one UK store