Spokes and Nipples2018-11-22T10:35:26+00:00


Most of our wheels are built with spokes made by Sapim, which is well known for its top quality products.
The spokes are available in 2 standard surface finish, silver or black, but from a structural perspective they are the same.

For most wheels we use double-butted spokes (thicker section at the ends, thinner in the middle). The cold forging process used to create the butted profile provides greater strength than is generally achieved with a constant section.

These are our most used spokes:

Sapim CX-Ray

The CX-Ray has one of the best results in fatigue tests compared to any other spokes. Its strength and flexibility make it suitable for most uses, thanks to the elaborate production process and a special treatment of the stainless steel alloy.
Spoke dimensions: 2.0 – (0.9×2.2) – 2.0 mm.

Sapim CX-Sprint

Optimal aero shape thanks to the elliptical profile.
The shape is similar to the CX-Ray with the aero central part offering a little more stiffness, less elongation and increased fatigue resistance.
Spoke dimensions: 2.0 – (1.2 x 2.25) – 2.0mm

Sapim D-Light

It’s a double-butted spoke that with its specific profile offers high resistance.
The shortened full thickness section at the threaded end reduces the weight of the spoke and consequently the rotating mass. This benefits the wheel’s reactivity.
Spoke dimensions: 2.0 – 1.65 – 2.0mm

Sapim Leader

The Leader is the recommended choice for everyday or heavy duty use.
These spokes, typically used in basic wheelsets, are still a quality product.
Spoke dimensions: 2.0mm


The nipple is the connecting point between the rim and the spoke. Sapim wide range of brass and aluminum nipples offers maximum precision and quality.

Egregi Fornitori, Clienti,
A causa delle nuove misure straordinarie relative al Covid 19, Pippowheels Srl implementerà la chiusura del sito produttivo dal 23-03 al 05-04-2020,
salvo nuove disposizioni.

La ricezione e la consegna delle merci saranno pertanto sospese durante tale periodo.
Vi ringraziamo per la vostra collaborazione.


Dear Suppliers, Customers,
Due to the new restrictrions related to Covid 19, Pippowheels will perform a production factory shutdown from March 23rd to April 5th 2020,
unless new Government rules are added.

During this period all deliveries from and to Pippowheels srl will be suspended.
Thanks very much for your cooperation.


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