And that is the major downfall of wheelset that uses any proprietary spokes/parts. It may be a decent wheelset overall but if something breaks............ If I were to break a spoke on my handbuilts, I go down to any local shop and can be back on the road inside 30 minutes. I don't have to worry about some authorized dealer. 30 minutes vs a week, I'll take 30 minutes any day and they will perform as well if not better than any factory wheelset.I ride the C24's at 185 pounds and quite pleased with them. Bought used with low mileage for $550. Only problem to date after almost 4000 miles was a broken rear spoke (@2000 miles) that I had to wait a week for since all the local shops and authorized repair dealer did not have the spoke in stock. Have stayed true and find great for climbing.