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Spare spokes - Where do you find them?

Old 03-29-11, 12:33 PM
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Spare spokes - Where do you find them?

Got a new Mavic Ksyrium SR wheelset. I would like to have under my hand couple of spare unique spokes for these wheels "just in case...".
Where do you find these for sale over the net?
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Old 03-29-11, 12:37 PM
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they might not be available to end users... check with your stocking LBS and see if they can order them
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You can buy them from any authorized Mavic Dealer
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or you can ask me, i have some from a spare mavic ksyrium ssc sl that i recently received. How many you want, yo?
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I googled "Mavic Spokes $" and found several online sites selling them.

My LBS keeps plenty in stock. When I asked why, since all forums seem to indicate that they are nearly impossible to get, the wrench said, "They're such popular wheels, it makes sense to keep them in stock."

Seems like a reasonable answer to me.
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I have some spares from a Ksyrium SL 2008 rear wheel. Mavic sells the spokes at $5 a pop.
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Mavic sells the spokes at $5 a pop.
Yep, that sounds like ma Mavic alright. Their middle name should be "Gouge".
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My bike conveniently came with a couple of spare spokes mounted on the frame. But when I got to looking at the rear wheel, you have to pull the thing all apart to put a spoke in. So unless you tote your chain whip and Torx wrenches, etc., the extra spokes are pointless. Anyway, take a good look and see if the spare spokes really do you any good before you round them up.
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My bike conveniently came with a couple of spare spokes mounted on the frame. But when I got to looking at the rear wheel, you have to pull the thing all apart to put a spoke in. So unless you tote your chain whip and Torx wrenches, etc., the extra spokes are pointless. Anyway, take a good look and see if the spare spokes really do you any good before you round them up.
They might not help much on the road (most people wouldn't carry spokes anyway), but it could save you some time waiting on a special order. When my Shimano wheel busted a proprietary spoke, it took the better part of a week to get a replacement. Not a big deal if you have backup wheels, but a pain if it's your only wheelset.
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Originally Posted by topflightpro View Post
I googled "Mavic Spokes $" and found several online sites selling them.

My LBS keeps plenty in stock. When I asked why, since all forums seem to indicate that they are nearly impossible to get, the wrench said, "They're such popular wheels, it makes sense to keep them in stock."

Seems like a reasonable answer to me.
I remember one of our club rides not too long ago where two of the eight of us ended up limping home to our nearest LBS with rear Ksyrium wheels out-of-true due to broken spokes. I'm sure the LBS was glad they could keep two of their customers happy instead of sending them on their way grumbling about just getting stuff online. They seem like pretty reliable wheels in general, so it was odd to have two failures in a small group on the same ride.
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I was looking for spokes for Ksyrium SR just to shorten the waiting time in case of a crash.
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