Aside from it almost killing me today. This Mavic m40 wheel self-destructed when I braked hard to avoid an old lady. Seriously. I'm still having flashbacks.
Is there a relation between those uneven brake burns and the catastrophic failure I experienced? I'm puzzled, seemed fine when I trued a few weeks ago. There was no impact and I regularly bounced off curbs with it. Can hard braking distort rims? Was it the momentum vs. the vise-like dual pivot 105s? What's going on with those spokes that would cause those patterns?
Had to carry the bike 1/4 mile to get back to the street and call a cab. Good thing it was the 22lbs Centurion and not one of my other beasties.