Old 01-12-19, 10:07 AM
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I had the problem of breaking spokes, breaking QR skewers, and bending rear axles on my bikes back 24 25 years ago too. Not as frequently on my road bikes as my MTB. At the time, I was 230 or so pounds (wish I was now!), and put a serious hurt on lots of parts. My solutions started with straight 16 gauge spokes and 36 hole wheels. I went with wide flange hubs for the rear of my MTB, in a 4 cross pattern. And I hated it, but a nutted axle replaced the QR. I never bent or broke that rear wheel on my MTB again. I'm nowhere near as hard on bikes as I was. Won't likely again, due to injuries since. That was my solution a lifetime ago...
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