Originally FiberFix Spokes were developed for and used by long-distance, touring cyclists. Frequently, touring bikes carry heavily loaded panniers, that test the strength of the best wheels. Add in a rough road or bump, and you can end up with a broken spoke. FiberFix Spokes are strength-tested to withstand the force placed on the spokes of a fully-loaded touring bicycle.
Beats being stranded out in the middle of nowhere for the sake of $12-15 .