Last spring I got cadence on my new mountain bike and immediately discovered that i was faster (more efficient) using my big chain ring most of the time. While that has made me faster, and i really enjoy it, i have also been destroying spokes like nobody's business.
I have lost count on the number of spokes i have broken since then. I know there have been at least 5 on 3 different bikes, always on the rear wheel. I've come to accept that this is the price for putting more force on the drivetrain, but it is also apparent that i am going to go broke hauling all of my wheels to the LBS.
I know there are tons of articles, on wheel truing and I am fine there. But where do i buy spokes? How do i know which spokes to get? What else do i need?