Sapim Spokes, Brass Nipples

Laced with Sapim spokes and brass nipples

We use Sapim spokes with a choice of excellent double butted ‘Race’ or the exceptional ‘CX Ray’. While the Race are top quality spokes usually found on carbon wheels of many of our competitors, for just £70 extra, CX Rays offer a flat profile and hefty 90-100g weight saving (per wheelset). Take a look around the internet to find the price of any other set of mountain bike wheels built with CX Ray spokes – you will be surprised.

Brass Nipples

It’s so tempting for wheel builders to use alloy nipples as they are light and give the choice of flashy colours. However we have experienced many seized and rou

nded alloy nipples and even had to completely rebuild wheels with new spokes for customers who have bought their (non Blue Flow) wheels to us for a simple spoke tension and true. For us, the slight weight penalty of brass nipples is far and away worth the price for much harder, stronger nipples that will never seize to your spoke. Longevity cannot be quantified with numbers but is high on our priority list when building our wheels.

Choose either silver of black brass nipples when you order