Replaced Wheel Question/Issue
I just had my back wheel replaced after it broke a spoke less than a month after I picked up my '10 Specialized Crosstrail (1 broke at the hub, 1 while LBS was trueing the wheel after replacing the first spoke). The mechanic thought there might have been an issue with the original hub or wheel that caused the first spoke to break under weight and the second under tension but no weight, so they replaced it with a new double-wall wheel.
The double-wall rim size & quality have me a little confused & concerned...
It's a Weinmann ZAC19 700C x 28c/38c, with the original 700c x 45m wheel on it.
First: Is it an issue that these rims list 28/38 but the tires are 45mm?
Second: From what I'm reading, though they got me a double-wall wheel instead of the original single-wall, this is a cheap & low quality double-wall wheel... is it really any better than what I had? Do you think I have any reason/grounds to be concerned with their choice of replacement? (The bike came with Alex Z-1000 single walls... I assumed they were replacing them with the Alex double-walls that come on the 2010 Crosstrails. ***edit- the Alex double-walls on the 2011 are 32 hole... being 6'6" 250lb. I suppose 36 spokes are helpful... again, I know very little about bike components so I'm not sure how big a difference the different rims, hubs, spoke counts, etc. mean***)
Last edited by Huzzah81; 07-22-11 at 04:43 PM.