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Spoke broke on my Attack ft wheel right under the threads. No impact, it just snapped. Have some decent miles on them, but it's the second one to break. The first broke after a month of use right as I crossed the finish line during a sprint. It seems like the recessed nipple is stressing the spoke right where it comes out of the rim. Anyone else having this problem? With racing coming up I don't want these things breaking on me.
 

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Dr. Flats a lot
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they're factory built. it's just a weird place to break. I know the old reynolds used to break spokes like mad, but I figured they had sorted it out. Apparently when reynolds was building the rims for roval they put a brass washer under the nipple to distribute the stress and did not have the problem. Would hate to rebuild the wheels to put little brass washers in there. they are a biitch to build and I have 3 sets of them.
 
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