My Bontrager Race rear wheel lost a spoke today, after only about 600 miles on the wheel. No trauma to the wheel before the break, BTW. Bontrager web site indicates 5 year warranty on their new bike parts, so I am hoping the dealer or manufacturer will take care of replacing the spoke and then truing the wheel [VERY out-of-true after the break, unridable].
My brother mentioned last year that these wheels may not be strong enough for me, @ 180#, and I recall asking the dealer about this when I bought the bike. Is there any way of finding out if I should be getting more "substantial" wheels? Do wheels have rider weight limits? The spokes are the 'bladed' type, which seem like they would be more likely to break.