They made several comments when I bought my bike. Also twisting my arm to buy the extended warranty which I didn't. They said to check my spokes after the first 20 miles and to pay close attention to them. Made me wonder if it is a problem area? I haven't noticed any looseness in the first 500 miles? I don't jump a lot but I try and keep the front wheel up whenever I get the chance and have ridden in some real rocky stuff. Are you guys having any problems. With rims and spokes? Makes you wonder when all you get is a spoke wrench.