i have had my Sequoia for a little over a year and it has done very well. the stock rear wheel was a alex 28 spoke and did ok. i had to have it trued 3 or 4 times but other than that it has done well. i went to put new rear brake pads on and noticed cracks in the rim at every other spoke. i took it back to the lbs and they were quick to call Specialized for a warranty. they put on a loaner and off i went. 3 days later they had a new Mavic cxp 22 32 spoke wheel waiting for me. so i am back on the road once again.