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Cheap Tires = Broken Spokes


Azonic

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Yeah I know this is unlikely, but I have to ask. Until recently I used to train on VERY cheap, no name brand tires that Sportsmans Warehouse sold for like R60. Cheap and nasty, wirebead tires. And I used to often break spokes.

 

Few weeks ago I got very nice Conti Attack's, folding bead, much lighter tires as well that the cheapies. And I haven't yet broken a spoke.

 

As unlikely as it might seem, could the cheap tires be the reason I was breaking so many spokes, or is it just luck that I haven't broken one in the meantime.

 

Wheels are AM Classic CR420s and I weigh 74.5kg.

 

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No. Few weeks you say? Maybe wait a few more before you make any conclusions, but hopefully the breakages stopped because you had a good wheel builder look at your wheels.

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No, there is absolutely no relationship between the two. Even if you don't ever break a spoke again, it will still not prove a relationship  between the suspect tyres and the spokes.

 

The reason spokes break are misunderstood, even in the engineering fraternity. Curing the problem is even more misunderstood and subject to more hocus pocus than alternative medicine and astrology.

 

 
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Those AC420's break spokes one after the other. I stopped counting how many I broke. In the end the suppliers replaced my hubs and I had them rebuild with other spokes,since then nothing.

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No' date=' there is absolutely no relationship between the two. Even if you don't ever break a spoke again, it will still not prove a relationship  between the suspect tyres and the spokes.

 

The reason spokes break are misunderstood, even in the engineering fraternity. Curing the problem is even more misunderstood and subject to more hocus pocus than alternative medicine and astrology.

 

 
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Have you ever built a wheel? Wink Kidding!
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Those AC420's break spokes one after the other. I stopped counting how many I broke. In the end the suppliers replaced my hubs and I had them rebuild with other spokes' date='since then nothing.

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Ditto that.

 

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