I need some advice on a rear wheel for my bike. The original crappy one broke a while back. Some of the spokes were over tightened and cracked the rim (not by the shop I go to now). My LBS recommended I get a Mavic CXP22, 36 spoke rear as a good strong, reasonably priced wheel. It rode great for a while, but then I broke a spoke. Then it happened again, and again, and again yesterday ( and maybe one other time, I lost count). The manager of the shop said if it happened again they would warranty it out, so I left it at the shop yesterday morning before our club ride, which I was on my way to when I broke the spoke. The mechanic and manager weren't there, so i left it with a note. I haven't heard back from them yet. I was going to see if they would let me apply the cost of the wheel towards a stronger one since they are going to warranty it out anyway, or if they thought it was just a bad wheel or something else.
I weigh 250, down from about 285 when I got the bike, and that Mavic wheel should hold me no problem. I know tensioning wheels is somewhat of an art and I feel maybe the first broken spoke wasn't repaired correctly and the problem just kind of spiraled out of control, so I don't know what to think. I do have full confidence in the shop and their head mechanic and his abilities and knowledge. I'll call them tomorrow afternoon if I haven't heard from them by then.
So I came here for suggestions. Is there a reasonably priced off the shelf wheel for 700x23 tires that is pretty bulletproof? I'm not really interested in shelling out for a custom built rear wheel at this point because my weight shouldn't be a problem for most standard wheels, plus I'm still losing. What would you guys do in my situation?