Hey everyone. I thought I'd take a break from the VC debates and pose a question about wheel life.
Specifically how many miles do most of you get out of your wheels. I know most of you are going to make me cry with your multi-mile totals.
I'm asking as this is the second rear rim I've had develop stress fractures along the eyelets. The stock rims gave up the ghost at 1500 miles and now a 3x 36h set I had specifically built up by Colorado Cyclist are starting to go at less than 1500 miles. I'm a big guy (220) and I do a lot of loaded touring, and commuting with bunny hopping of potholes and such. But Dang! It's not like I'm riding down stairs or doing big drops like my mt. biking friends. Does anyone have any reccomendations for a bomber 26" wheel set up. Please, no lose weight, I'm 6'4", and/or carry less as were talking 35lbs tops on most days, and I know of tourists who carry tons more than that for thousands of miles, and maybe I should be posting this question there. Just thought some of you commuters might have some good suggestions too.