My Specialized Sequoia Comp came with the Shimano RS10
That's 16 spokes on the front and 20 on the rear for hauling
my 200+ lbs around.
My LBS poo-pooed my fear of broken spokes.
In defense of the wheels, I took a pretty good shot at a
curb while trying to find a toe-clip shortly after getting
the bike and the only damage to the wheel was that it
got slightly knocked out of true. A couple of my ribs
faired a bit worse.
Anyone else have any experience with these wheels one
way or the other?
Lemond Chambery/Cannondale R-900/Trek 8000 MTB/Burley Duet tandem
Never had the wheels but I'mnot a fan of any low spoke count wheels, especially stock wheels. What I do is have them retensioned after a breakin period (300 miles) hoping they last longer with proper tension. Haven't had a set of low counts last longer than 10 months in my case. I use them as long as I can but usually have a replacement before it happens.
Several big guys claim to have used ow counts for years with no problems. Of course most of which ride 100 miles a year! Some exceptions but not many!