Hub damage? When the spokes fail in compression like that, there's no force against the hub, and there'd be no damage to the hub. The spokes of this wheel are designed to work in compression, not tension, as Mavic have repeatedly stated. If the spoke cracks at the bottom of the wheel (while in compression), then rotates to the top of the wheel and is tensioned (not its normal force resistant state), it will break, will it not? Next downward rotation its going to pop. Thereby pushing the wheels downwards, with no force on the hub, and immediately putting all the top spokes into tension and failing suddenly.
article wrote:attached with this letter is a picture taken by a photographer at the scene of the accident. One can see the significant section of the tire which has separated from the rim of the wheel.
Could also have happened when the wheel impacted below the fork crown. Ditto the sheared off valve stem.
article wrote:There are several key facts which may indicate that the cause of the accident was not the failure of the Mavic wheel.
There's a few if's in that response. And a couple of things just seem out of order in terms of the event timeline.