What the....why would this happen
Yesterday while zipping along a smooth road (albeit, I was mashing through some hiking trails just the day before), I heard a "pzzziiiiing, click click..." didn't think much of it... thought it was a pebble off the tire until the clicking didn't go away, got off and noticed a spoke completely snapped on the back wheel, about 2" from the hub. The spoke has no bends or anything, just snapped like something cut it.
My bike is just over a year old (a 2012 DS8.4) and I am not all that heavy... 100lbs below the maximum 300lbs stated for the bike. Curious what causes this to happen, is it just cheap spokes or just a fluke/luck? I have never seen this on anyone's bike before. I rode the bike pretty hard a short distance, about 4km, before I realized what the problem was, then I rode back home gently, I am not sure if I damaged anything, but the wheel seems slightly out of true.
Since I am getting at least one spoke replaced and needs the cassette removed and wheel trued, should I have them all swapped out for better, it seems that the labor between one and all is mostly the same.