I've only ever broken 1 spoke on previous wheels and that was a rock impact when I fell off.
But I have had 3 spokes fail on the same wheel on my FSR. They have all gone at the spoke nipple. My LBS has repaired the wheel both previous times and I've asked them to check the spoke tension in the whole wheel while replacing the spoke. To my untrained fingers/ears the spokes always feel a bit twangy.
I'm wondering if I should ask the LBS to rebuild the wheel with new spokes and nipples to be a bit more confident with the wheel? Any opinions?
if I do, is there a particular spoke I should go for (I know very little about wheels and wheel-building. Equally, the spoke nipples... Are they all the same? The current ones are red anodised I think.