After reading several forums, last July I upgraded my wheelset to Mavic Open pro w/ 105 hubs (spoke count is 32). I have been having a awful time with breaking NDS spokes on the rear wheel. They snap @ the j-bend by the hub.
The LBS that built the wheels have tried dt and wheelsmith spokes which made no difference. This season they swapped out the hub for an Ultegra. Unfortunately nothing has worked and I'm only able to get at most ~400 miles on the wheel before a failure.
I'm perplexed as I have not had spoke issue on stock wheels on my 2 bikes (Mavic CPX2200 on my Allez or the Shimano R500 on my Cannondale). I wondering if anyone has positive feedback on:
Mavic Ksyrium Elite
Bontrager's Race Lite