The new bike came with Alex Akx R1.0 rims and hubs and I had them trued at the bike co-op this past thursday. I did some of the work, but the guy who helped me really knew what he was doing, so I don't think that was whole problem but may have contributed.
Today, out for one of our last longer training rides, I popped a rear wheel spoke at the hub. Rode up to the only shop that was even halfway close. Told them what I was doing, what happened, what I am using it for, and they recommended the Mavic Ksyrium Equipe wheel. I'm tight on time and money, and they said this was the best wheel they had for my money ($200). SO I took it.
I make no bones about the fact that I'm not looking for this thing to last me even 1000 mi. What I AM looking for it to do is survive a week of fairly light taper training, and then 1 day of triathlon half-iron distance (56 mi) a week from tomorrow.
Am I screwed or is this gonna work? Should I be calling the local shop to build me something I can pick up on friday?