Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) - Spoke breakage: Drive or nondrive side
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09-10-08, 05:20 PM
I've posted this over in Touring but I thought I'd gather information here too.
If you've broken a spoke, which side have you broken more often? Drive side or nondrive side?
09-10-08, 06:24 PM
I've never broken anything but drive side spokes.
09-10-08, 08:42 PM
Both, but on a 22 year old wheel. ;)
09-10-08, 08:58 PM
Front wheel spoke at 2800 miles. Broke inside the nipple.
09-10-08, 10:33 PM
Drive side spokes have greater tension, so I would guess they'd break more. This has been my personal experience.
09-11-08, 12:15 AM
my factory rim took me only 1400 miles till the drive side started popping. i need to be less poor so i can buy new rims :thumb:
six spokes on a defective rear wheel, 2/3s of them drivetrain.
09-11-08, 07:08 AM
Where's the option for folks who havn't broken a spoke yet but would like to jinx themselves on a public forum?
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