- Northern VA
I have the latest Fastroad Ex Pro purchased in late 2022. I have roughly 1300 miles on it, and have broken 3 spokes, and had the rear wheel rebuilt with 13 gauge spokes, and now the wheel has a large crack along the seam (discovered by the LBS). So, I also own a Trek 8s (2500 miles) and a Vado 4 (2000 miles), and both of these bikes also run 650b wheels along with Super Moto X tires. Neither the Trek nor the Specialized have ever broken a spoke, nor needed the rear wheels aligned and made true. Both of these bikes are built solid. The LBS where I purchased the Giant, seem to think that I am riding off of curbs or doing jumps in the woods, but that is NOT the case with this 60 year old man....lol. All of my bikes are ridden the same way; paved trails and streets ONLY. So it is obvious there is an issue with the Giant wheel (EX-2), so I am looking for some suggestions from the group here. In the past, I have had great luck with Stans No Tubes, but will consider others. Thanks.