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Shattered Mavic R-Sys Wheel

A shattering experience – A post-recall, R-Sys wheel failure – VeloNews

Coming around a corner, I felt a shimmy through the front of my bike. I straightened up out of the turn to bring the bike under control. A second or two later I catapulted over the handlebars. The rim of my front wheel had completely detached from the hub. I had not hit anything — not another rider, a curb or even a rock. I landed on my head and broke my shoulder.

The front wheel was Mavic’s second generation, post-recall carbon-spoke R-Sys wheel.

And this is why I’ll stick with traditional metal spoked wheels, preferably with metal rims as well …