Join Date: May 2011
Bikes: Specialized Expedition 08
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I need some advice on rear wheel issue...
I have a comfort bike with entry level Alex z1000 26" wheels. I started riding it 3 or 4 years ago weighing as much as 371 now 319. About a year ago it started breaking spokes and now breaks them about every 100 miles. I am commuting to work these days. 12.5 miles round trip.
I assume I will get lots of replies that I need to have a wheel specialist build a new wheel for me. Well the one I talked to quoted me $375 to by the components, build the wheel, swap out my cassette, hub, etc.
Not in my budget....
So I go out to ebay today and I see a new Alex Z1000 rear wheel for about $40 (with shipping) My question is: Do you think it is reasonable to expect that a new wheel of the same type and brand might give me a year or two of non exploding spokes like the original wheel did?
or is it a crapshoot?