Bought a new 2005-2006 JTS...yes the day-glo orange so I affectionately call her deer season. Anyway, I am 6 foot, 220, and I have had nothing but problems with both Mavic Open Sport (OS) wheels on the bike. I have popped probably 6 or 7 spokes total (mostly rear) and most of my riding is road and paved path. I figured it was my weight, but come-on, it's a cross bike and I am not even using it for its intended use. Mostly unloaded commuting and a change-up from my roadie.
I know Mavic is quality because I have open pros on my roadie and have never had a problem. So my question is, has anyone else had a problem with OS wheels? If not, is it possible I just happened to get a hungover wheelbuilder?
Since I am basically done with these wheels, my second question is what good strong durable wheelset should I get to replace these. Do Open Pros work well for a Cross setup, or is there something else out there you guys have been happy with that won't break a spoke... or the bank?
Thanks ahead of time,