I ride a 2010 Giant Suede DX (comfort / pedal forward) on 26 X 2 tires. I just started popping spokes on my rear wheel, and my LBS decided to changed out my stock wheels under warrenty.
Turns out they did both - said the look is too different and wanted my wheels to match - went from the stock 32 spoke wheels to "Sun Rim AT18 with 36 DT14 spokes, and Shimano hubs.
Just rode round the neighborhood for bout 4 miles, and suddenly I can ride with no hands??!! Been trying and failing completely since buying the bike - figured I lost my skilz or something
The bike *feels* like it turns faster as well, and it holds a line if I do a fast sweeper better??
Less 'flex' in the wheels? This is the only change made - same tires, same everything else?
Thoughts? (not complaining)