Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

SRAM S60 spokes.

Old 03-26-18, 02:05 AM
  #1  
rublow
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
SRAM S60 spokes.

I have a problem with my SRAM S60 rear wheel. It has over 25kkm mileage and I already lost 3 spokes from a drive side.

Has anyone tried to replace spokes with a different than from SRAM kits? I know that the spokes are manufactured by Sapim, but CX/CX-Ray have a bit different dimensions. The spoke from dedicated kit has 4mm width.
rublow is offline  
Old 03-26-18, 01:57 PM
  #2  
veganbikes
Clark W. Griswold
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: ,location, location
Posts: 5,032

Bikes: Foundry Chilkoot Ti W/Ultegra Di2, Cinelli Mash Work RandoCross Fun Time Machine, 1x9 XT Parts Hybrid, Co-Motion Cascadia, Specialized Langster, Pink Klein MTB, Phil Wood VeloXS Frame (that will soon have DA 7400), Cilo Road Frame

Mentioned: 26 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1107 Post(s)
Generally if you have broken 2 or more spokes it is just a sign the wheel is going to continue failing. I would not waste my time and money replacing spokes on that wheel. You could try building up the hub in a new rim with new spokes or just buy a new wheel. After 25,000K it just isn't worth it to try and continue getting the wheel to work. It would not be fun to have a wheel failure screaming down a hill.
veganbikes is offline  
Old 03-26-18, 04:29 PM
  #3  
TrojanHorse
SuperGimp
 
TrojanHorse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Whittier, CA
Posts: 13,032

Bikes: Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 123 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 973 Post(s)
It's more of an indication that the rest of the spokes are going to go.

What's the issue with calling Sram and getting a full wheel's worth of replacement spokes for a rebuild? Or are you trying to just replace the 3 spokes. (I'd say you need to replace them all, and check the rim to make sure it's worth it)
TrojanHorse is offline  
Old 03-27-18, 01:47 AM
  #4  
rublow
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
@veganbikes Thank you for your answer, however from my perspective that's not a solution. A new wheel that class is at least 10 times more than replacing all spokes even using SRAM kits.
@TrojanHorse You are right. I'll contact SRAM about full replacement.
rublow is offline  
Old 03-27-18, 07:17 PM
  #5  
veganbikes
Clark W. Griswold
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: ,location, location
Posts: 5,032

Bikes: Foundry Chilkoot Ti W/Ultegra Di2, Cinelli Mash Work RandoCross Fun Time Machine, 1x9 XT Parts Hybrid, Co-Motion Cascadia, Specialized Langster, Pink Klein MTB, Phil Wood VeloXS Frame (that will soon have DA 7400), Cilo Road Frame

Mentioned: 26 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1107 Post(s)
Originally Posted by rublow View Post
@veganbikes Thank you for your answer, however from my perspective that's not a solution. A new wheel that class is at least 10 times more than replacing all spokes even using SRAM kits.
@TrojanHorse You are right. I'll contact SRAM about full replacement.
No worries. I am more concerned with safety then cost and using a rim/hub that could have been the cause of fails. Plus at that amount of miles you cannot have much braking surface left and much left in the hubs themselves. If this were a brand new wheel I could understand wanting to keep it going but you have ridden it quite a bit, if your numbers are accurate, and you have earned yourself a new wheel if nothing else.
veganbikes is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.