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View Poll Results: Most frequent spoke breakage
Drive side? 12 66.67%
Nondrive side? 6 33.33%
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Old 09-10-08, 04:20 PM   #1
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Spoke breakage: Drive or nondrive side

I've posted this over in Touring but I thought I'd gather information here too.

If you've broken a spoke, which side have you broken more often? Drive side or nondrive side?
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I've never broken anything but drive side spokes.
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Old 09-10-08, 07:42 PM   #3
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Both, but on a 22 year old wheel.
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Front wheel spoke at 2800 miles. Broke inside the nipple.
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Drive side spokes have greater tension, so I would guess they'd break more. This has been my personal experience.
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my factory rim took me only 1400 miles till the drive side started popping. i need to be less poor so i can buy new rims
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six spokes on a defective rear wheel, 2/3s of them drivetrain.
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Where's the option for folks who havn't broken a spoke yet but would like to jinx themselves on a public forum?
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