I have just upgraded my wheelset. Realizing that the plastic spoke protector (often reffered to as pieces of S*&%) for my old wheelset was for a 28 spoke and would not fit my new 32 spoke. I realized that I would need a new one.
I went to a LBS to ask if they had any and the guy I spoke to asked me if I wanted to know his opinion. Which of course was they are useless and serve no purpose.
My thoughts on them are:
One cheap little plastic piece that will cost me under $10CAD (if I can find one) is going to protect my $700 investment (wheelset). Now I know when the rear derailleur is properly setup (which mine is) it won't jump ship, but having had experiences in the past of sticks throwing the change up and over the largest cog and down into the spoke bed, only having had the plastic 'piece of S*&%' perhaps save me from a long walk out and a possible costly repair. I am willing to look like 'some amateur' who doesn't know how to properly setup his bike or just some 'novice rider', because I would rather protect my investment.
For a few extra grams the plastic spoke protector is going to add to my bike, I'm not going to really worry about it.
Let me know what you think!
P.S. - If you know where to get one (32 spoke) let me know!
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