Riding home from work tonight I heard one of the spokes go on my two month old Dolomite 5 and noticed the wheel was buckled. When I got home I had a look at the wheel and also saw that the hub was quite stiff and didn't spin freely. I took it back to the Evans where I bought it and the manager agreed that the hub was stiff (probably dry inside he said). He said that he would replace the spoke (it would take over a week as his mechanic was overworked) and meanwhile he would have a look to see why it was stiff. He also said that it was quite a common problem on London's roads and he often had people in with broken spokes on newish bikes.
I thought this wasn't acceptable; I believe a wheel that is breaking spokes already and doesn't spin properly isn't fit for purpose and should be replaced. The Dolomite 5 isn't a top of the range bike but at almost £1000 I would have expected better. Anyone got any opinions on this?