Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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Spoke breakage, other than the occasional instance of bad luck, is an indicator that something is seriously wrong. Under normal circumstance you should be able to enjoy thousands of miles without breaking a single spoke.
I couldn't find anything about the wheels online, so I don't know enough to comment. It's possible that there was a bad production lot, or that the wheels are underbuilt for your weight (which you didn't mention) or simply that the wheels are poorly built with inadequate or uneven tension.
Have the shop replace the spoke, and completely retension and re-align the wheel. Also check with Specialized to see whether they're aware of a problem. If these wheels are low spoke count competition style wheels, you might try to negotiate a swap for a pair of conventional 32 spoke wheels, built with 14g double butted spokes, which if built well should last you for years without any problems of any kind.
BTW- The post assumes that the wheels themselves are problematic, but that isn't necessarily the case. Other factors like rider weight or riding style are also factors. Other than giving you a few possibilities to consider, I don't think we can solve this on a forum. Visit the shop and have a frank discussion about the problem, and see if they can help you determine the probable cause so it can be addressed.
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