I got a hold of a Neuvation C50 tubular wheel set from a friend last year. I was only intending on racing on these. So the second race I did I broke a drive side spoke. I contacted Neuvation and they sent me 3 spare spokes. I just replaced the last one this weekend. 5 races and 3 broken spokes does not leave a very good taste in my mouth concerning Neuvation wheels. I broke one on the drive side and the other two were on the non drive side and they always break right at the 90 degree angle coming out of the flange.
I can probably never trust these things again. Quite frankly I'm pissed, it sucks wondering WTH is wrong with you in a race only to find out you've been riding your brake the entire time due to a broken spoke
I think it's just a bad design. Granted I do weigh 200lbs but still I have other low spoke wheels that have had zero problems and have taken quite a pounding. And I'm not hitting pot holes or anything. Typically it happens when I put power down in a climb the first two broke this way, the last one I'm not so sure. But typically I start to hear a spoke tweaking sound and then a short time after that it snaps.
The hubs are built such that the spokes come out in pairs. The holes are not evenly spaced around the perimeter of the flange. All the spokes exit on the same side and they are 2x.
I'm probably just going to get rid of them because like I said I just cannot trust them anymore. But I was wondering your opinions. Maybe just have the whole thing rebuilt? Maybe try a new hub with a 3x pattern? Radial? IDK???