So I guess first off I ride short travel 26 wheeled headshok cannondales, one ss and one geared. I am having a lot of trouble keeping wheels alive, especially on the ss. Here is a list of carnage all from the past year or so. I am 6ft, 145 lbs running tubes for the most part.
Easton one ss: bent rear rim, smoked rear bearings all within two rides on poto.
Xt/mavic 717 combo ran ss: I did buy this set used, but in good condition. Pulled three nipples out of the rim and folded a sidewall over yesterday. Maybe five rides by me, can't imagine many more by the p.o.
Xtr/crest combo: these ones have given me nothing but trouble since day one. Have been professionally trued several times ( rear) and torn down and re stressed twice. Have many rides on these ones, but they need re trued every couple rides.
Is this what I get for buying higher end parts, or am I doing something wrong? Maybe I need to get a set of freeride wheels for my cross country bikes? Any advise would be great. Mike
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