SDM SPOKE & NIPPLE TECHNOLOGY
50% Thicker Spokes, Secure Lock Nipples
It might seem like an obvious fact for any road bike, but we’ve seen again and again that thicker spokes make for a stronger and more durable wheel. Because the thicker spokes can take higher spoke tension, reinforced spokes will last longer than thinner ones. The aero spokes on a road wheel is usually 0.8mm to 1.0mm thick. We use 1.5mm thick spokes, which means that the spokes in our wheels are at least 50% thicker than the ones you’d find elsewhere. All our spokes are made with Sandvik T302 stainless steel, which works in temperatures ranging from -200 to 250°C (-330 to 480°F), and features moderate tensile strength, reasonable fatigue and relaxation resistance, and a high amount of corrosion resistance.
Strong & Durable Nipples
Sapim Secure Lock Nipples
The newly patented Sapim secure lock nipple works to lock your nipples into place, preventing them from untightening. Each one is made using a specially built, highly precise machine, which ensures that the threads are stable, solid, and well defined.