I have a touring bike with one side-bag on the back frame. On average I cycle 60 miles a week. How often do I need to buy new wheels? As of late I keep buckling both wheels. Can anyone please help with my question. Thanks!!

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    Wow! Are you hitting pot holes? Are you riding a road bike on dirt/gravel trails for your commute? What do you mean by "buckle"? Who is assembling your wheels? I've put thousands of road miles on a wheel set and not had any issues beyond occasional truing. – FreeMan Mar 21 '15 at 21:04
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    You have a problem. Either the wheels you're getting are very poorly assembled, or you are somehow subjecting them to extreme forces (perhaps due to a fault of some sort in the bike frame). Simply having a pannier on only one side would not cause this. (You need to describe a bit better what happens when they "buckle" -- eg, do spokes break?) – Daniel R Hicks Mar 21 '15 at 21:12
  • In all my riding (I'd guess 20K miles total) I've only had a wheel buckle once, when I had my rear wheel slide out from under me on a curve. – Daniel R Hicks Mar 21 '15 at 21:14
  • Yeah, something is pretty wrong here. – Batman Mar 21 '15 at 21:52
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    @Michael We will need more info to be able to help. Earlier comments have asked some useful questions. Also - how old is the bike, what price range or make is it, what weight is the bike carrying? Wheels commonly last the life of a bike in normal use. The typical end of a wheel is a crash or other abuse. – andy256 Mar 22 '15 at 1:33

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