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broken spokes Giant defy 3
edited April 2010
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.
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....
A rebuild is not so much money. The wheels I would like however............
A rebuild ASAP it is.
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."
ive got a giant defy 1 and have had 2 broken spokes in the rear wheel since new 6 months ago
going downhill slowly