14085Re: rear wheel?
- Mar 29, 2012Wound up going with a "bomb proof" wheel built by a different LBS. It has a Velocity Cliffhanger 40 hole rim and Velocity hub with sealed bearings. Double butted DT SS spokes. A younger LBS owner built it - his choice of parts. Probably won't ever splurge like this again on this bike.
--- In email@example.com, "poppamando" <b4kids@...> wrote:
> Folks, I have a several year old Trek 4300 as the base for my X. Over the last year or so, I've popped at least 3 spokes on the rear wheel. My LBS owner (who sold me the Trek and assembled the X) tells me it's because the stock spokes are inferior and he recommends I get a new rear wheel with stronger rim and spokes. As I'm fairly ignorant about buying wheels, I could use recommendations for a strong wheel that won't break my bank account. I only rarely carry more than 100 lbs on it (child plus groceries), but commute about 5 miles round trip through all kinds of weather and over rural RR track crossings (3 tracks with a good deal of "bump" to each track).
> Thanks in advance,
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