about 1.5-2 years ago, I bought a Specialized Roubaix Elite. I would start riding, and be pretty steady for a few weeks, but then something would come up, and it might be a few months before I would get going again. This happened repeatedly.
This season has been different: I've been riding very regularly (weather permitting) since February, maybe 70+ miles/week. Not much by most peoples standards, but a lot for me. I've been really enjoying it.
Anyway, last week, I crashed my bike by taking a turn to fast, and locking up the brakes. I destroyed my rear rim - a Mavic CXP22, that came with the bike. The wheels were built w Specialized OEM hubs, so I decided it wasn't worth rebuilding the wheel with a new rim.
I ordered these:http://www.neuvationcycling.com/product88.html , front and rear Neuvation R28 Aero 3 - $275 delivered, with inner tubes.
seemed like a pretty good deal, and now I'll have a spare front wheel in case I crash again...
Can't wait for them to arrive. I'm riding my mtn bike till they get here.