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Originally Posted by TiHabanero View Post
Shelbyfv, I have posted a few times on this subject and have yet received an answer. What brought it up this time was a discussion with the service manager at the shop where I work weekends. He insists DB spokes are more durable and resist breaking better than straight gauge. I asked him for proof, which of course he did not have. I suppose this has to be laid to rest, and I will have to simply turn the other cheek when I hear the proclamation of the virtues of DB spokes.
Ya pays yer money, and ya takes yer chances. That's the beauty of having a variety of different products on the market.

I suspect there are a lot of choices in bike design that are not backed up by detailed analysis or testing. There aren't enough bikes in the world to test every possible configuration and riding condition to destruction with enough data for good statistics. As a result, we're often faced with gathering the best advice that we can get, and making our own choices. Best of luck!
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