I've got 2 sets of Hope Hoops with the crest rims and I've suffered a lot of broken spokes on both wheel sets. The rims themselves have no dings and have been great. Prior to switching to these I can't recall suffering a single broken spoke. The spokes themselves are the standard sapim race spokes.
I'm not sure if this is a side affect of the build quality of wheelset - I know that Hope wheel sets are some times "baggy", or perhaps related to the light weight rims themselves or perhaps the sapim spokes? Anybody else suffered from this and any ideas how I can resolve this once and for all?