hamishm wrote:Make that non-drive side. wtf? Radial spokes on the non-drive side, 2x on the drive. Is that a bad design?
The Duckmeister wrote:Why it broke? Could be a range of things, but most probable would be unevenly tensioned spokes.
hamishm wrote:Hmm so I went to my LBS (not a Giant dealer) with the wheel, who told me that it uses an obscure Giant-only bladed spoke threaded at both ends which can only be bought by Giant dealers.
hamishm wrote:I had the wheel fixed at a Giant dealer. To supply two spokes and fit one cost $70 and took a week. In contrast, to supply and fit one bog standard spoke on another wheel (at a different shop) cost $20 and took two hours.
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