I've been running Pro-Wheel Rims, Spokes, etc for years & after reading the last two reviews I had to post. First of all, buying spokes that are thicker & more durable than stock isn't a waste of money. Yes, you may have to make your spoke holes a little bigger to fit a better spoke, but is that really a negative thing? "I had a rowboat in my driveway, now I have to make more room since I got a 23 foot wakeboard boat. What a waste." Second, you should check new spokes/nipples after the first 15 minutes of riding, not after an hour. By then I bet almost all the ones that broke were loose for awhile & when you tightened them after an hour, they were already done. Just sayin, great product when installed & maintained properly!!