Protecting spokes?

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8/27/2016 12:42 PM

Long story short, I've been putting a lot more effort into my riding recently, and I've managed to break majority of the spokes in my back wheel. What are some ways to protect them without getting rid of my hubguards(no gland?) I was looking at this but there's nothing that says what kind of wheels it will work with. Someone let me know what's up!
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8/28/2016 6:12 AM

Halp?

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8/28/2016 10:42 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/28/2016 10:44 AM

That's not going to protect your spokes.

I think that's just a BS piece of plastic that's supposed to stop your derailleur from running in to your spokes on a cheap mtb or road bike.

In my experience, when most people are blowing a lot of spokes it's due to riding on loose spokes. That's causing the other spokes to flex a lot and weaken.

Generally when we see a wheel come in to the shop with more than 3 broken spokes, we try and get them to rebuild the whole wheel. Otherwise, if we just replace the broken spokes, it seems to keep happening due to the other spokes being weakened.

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8/29/2016 1:49 PM

Bonedeth 48. I had a ribcage built to a ratchet for the longest time but once i started doing bigger things i got tired of breaking spokes so i stepped up to the 48. Been six months with no broken spokes and only trued it once.

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