Rebuild or replace wheel?
Hello all, new guy here, pretty new to serious riding. I bought my first road bike about 6 months ago, a Fuji Newest 2.0. It was fine for the first 300 miles or so, but now I can't seem to ride 50 miles without breaking another spoke in the rear wheel. I've had two replaced so far and broke another one last weekend on a flat piece of road, so it's not like I was jumping off curbs on it.
For some background, I weigh around 210 and ride pretty hard, and the wheels are Alex R500 (think that's right), 32 spokes, 700x23c Armadillo tires, as we love the thorns in Arizona. This spoke is on the gearing side of the wheel, I forget what side the other two were on, but all three have been in the rear wheel.
I'm doing a triathlon in a month, so I don't want to just keep replacing spokes one at a time, and end up breaking down halfway through the course. I just want this fixed for good. Should I have my bike shop rebuild the wheel with new spokes all around? Or is this just typically a lousy wheel and should be replaced by something sturdier? I'd love to keep it under $100.
I know nothing about this type of problem, I never ran into it on my commuter mountain bike. Thanks.