Broken Spokes on Aventon Level

deeseone

New Member
Hello, I have Aventon level and I really like it but I am having recurring issue that I am worried about and that is broken spokes on rear wheel. I had about 200 miles when the first spoke broke so I took it to shop and they were great about fixing it said they went through and made sure all spokes were tight and I shouldn't have anymore problems. So I get bike home go for ride and bout 30 miles in I get another broken spoke in rear. So now I have to call someone again to come pick me up and now another 2 hour drive to shop to get fixed. I don't think this is a problem created by the bike shop but maybe quality of parts being used. At this point any suggestion on a fix would be greatly appreciated.
 

Sierratim

Well-Known Member
Region
USA
City
Nevada City, CA & Paradise Valley, AZ
This issue has been discussed in several other threads fairly recently. I entered this thread's topic in the Search function and found maybe a half dozen threads and posts that have info that might be helpful. Here's one;

I need Spokes...

The others probably have even more info that could help.
 

Ray-Ray

New Member
Region
USA
Hello, I have Aventon level and I really like it but I am having recurring issue that I am worried about and that is broken spokes on rear wheel. I had about 200 miles when the first spoke broke so I took it to shop and they were great about fixing it said they went through and made sure all spokes were tight and I shouldn't have anymore problems. So I get bike home go for ride and bout 30 miles in I get another broken spoke in rear. So now I have to call someone again to come pick me up and now another 2 hour drive to shop to get fixed. I don't think this is a problem created by the bike shop but maybe quality of parts being used. At this point any suggestion on a fix would be greatly appreciated.
Did you get this problem resolved? I just got my 3rd broken spoke in 700 miles.
 

fooferdoggie

Well-Known Member
Did you get this problem resolved? I just got my 3rd broken spoke in 700 miles.
you need to get the wheel into a shop with a decent wheel builder because it will never be good till it is rebuilt. but if it has the 10 or 12 gauge spokes they may not be able to deal with it but that can be worked around sometimes.
 

john peck

Well-Known Member
Hello, I have Aventon level and I really like it but I am having recurring issue that I am worried about and that is broken spokes on rear wheel. I had about 200 miles when the first spoke broke so I took it to shop and they were great about fixing it said they went through and made sure all spokes were tight and I shouldn't have anymore problems. So I get bike home go for ride and bout 30 miles in I get another broken spoke in rear. So now I have to call someone again to come pick me up and now another 2 hour drive to shop to get fixed. I don't think this is a problem created by the bike shop but maybe quality of parts being used. At this point any suggestion on a fix would be greatly appreciated.
This is a fairly common event. When 1 spoke breaks there is often a second damaged spoke that will
fail shortly afterward. The best advice I can share is get spare spokes & learn to install them yourself.
If you are a heavy rider,(as am I), going to tires with tougher sidewalls & higher PSI can help prevent
bottoming out, the primary cause of busted spokes. I´ll look up the Aventon specs for possible
recommendations. Okay, found tires; the ones you have are rated to 80 psi, so there should be no
problem using more pressure. Can´t speak for the sidewalls.
P.S. In several of my old posts I explain how to replace a spoke without removing the wheel.
However, if the break is on disc side, there maybe no other choice but to remove the wheel & the disc
to get at it.(bummer)
 
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