I had a spoke break on the front wheel of my Easton EA90 SL on Saturday. The wheel was true before the spoke broke; it was not a case of me riding around on a wheel that was grossly out-of-round. I live in PA where the roads are horrible, and I weigh 220 pounds. After just 1,000 on these wheels, I am now concerned as to their durability. I bought these over the SLX version because I thought these where the clyde-version: extra spokes for extra strength. But now I am having doubts.
Took the wheel into my lousy LBS today. They do not have matching spoke and will be replacing the broken stainless steel spoke with a black anodized spoke.
Now that I have lost my confidence in these wheels, I am thinking about selling them to buy something else. What wheels have you found to be durable for clydes?
Or would you tell me I'm nuts, just get the spoke fixed and keep riding?