I started riding a few months ago commuting to work. I've been riding 16 - 50 miles per day depending on if I take the train part of the way. Last month I switched from my Walmart Mountain Bike to a Giant Cypress DX that my LBS recommended:
The bike overall is great, I've put about 500 miles on it so far, however I'm having constant problems with the back wheel for a bike that is basically just over a month old. The bike shop has already replaced the hub and a spoke. Today I noticed that another spoke had broken. The LBS is doing me right by completely replacing the entire wheel, but I'm just wondering if its my weight that is causing the problems.
I'm down from 320lbs to 290lbs. I also have a rack with gear and work clothes that's about 15lbs. I never hop curbs, never ride off road, and try to take the smoothest route LA city streets allow.
Did I just get a bad wheel, or am I going to look forward to issues with this bike every week, possibly due to my size?