Hi - I have got a pair of Mavic Crossmax STs 29ers on my full sus Canyon that's only 4 months old. Whilst riding round my local trail, one of the spokes on the drive side rear snapped. Annoying, but simple to replace. Trued the wheel as best I could using a bit of cardboard and the spoke pinging method until everything looked straight and sounded right.
Then, 5 miles of riding later, another spoke on the drive side rear snapped (about 3 round from the first one). Broke in the same place too - about 5mm away from the hub.
So what is going on, and what should I do about it? Dodgy batch of spokes? Does the whole wheel need re-spoking? Or is it just really bad luck and I should just replace the broken one and hope for the best? IF the whole wheel needs re-spoking, is it a LBS job, or do I need to send it to Mavic?
For the record, I've ridden that trail 100 times or more on a 29er hardtail with black flag pros on it and never so much as thought about spokes or truing - checked the BFs with my cardboard-ometer and pinging method last night and they're still perfect. Are the crossmaxs just an expensive pair of dogs eggs?