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broken spokes Giant defy 3

BrewerBrewer Posts: 45
edited April 2010 in Workshop
2000 miles in on my Giant Defy 3. Broken rear spoke last Friday. This Friday, broken spoke next to last weeks casualty. LBS checked and trued the wheel in between. Anyone else got this? I did smack a pothole at 25 mph 2 weeks ago.


  • amaferangaamaferanga Posts: 6,789
    Once one spoke goes its quite common for others to follow. If you break another then its probably time for a complete rebuild (or treat yourself to some nice new wheels).
    More problems but still living....
  • BrewerBrewer Posts: 45
    A rebuild is not so much money. The wheels I would like however............
    A rebuild ASAP it is.
  • nmcgannnmcgann Posts: 1,780
    Get a complete re-spoke. Once one goes they will probably ping off one by one after that.

    That's the main weak point of budget bikes - the wheels aren't built very well. I hired a Defy 3 on holiday in the Pyrenees last year and I thought it was a pretty nice bike....but 2 spokes went on the way back from climbing the Tourmalet :roll:
    "Because the cycling is pain. The cycling is soul crushing pain."
  • bexley5200bexley5200 Posts: 692
    ive got a giant defy 1 and have had 2 broken spokes in the rear wheel since new 6 months ago
    going downhill slowly
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