Sapim, a Belgian company founded in 1918, has been producing high quality spokes for the better part of a century. Combining their extensive experience and a commitment to innovation, Sapim is able to produce the best quality spokes available today. Sapim's success with providing companies such as Zipp and Shimano with OE spokes, as well as their ongoing support of and feedback from professional racers speaks volumes to their confidence.
Sapim's high performance butted Race spoke achieves the best compromise between several important factors; cost, weight, durability, and overall strength. For this reason, the Race spoke is equally at home in high spoke count training wheelsets and high end carbon race wheels, as well as heavily used (and abused) mountain wheelsets. Using their proprietary forging process, Sapim "stretches" the spoke's midsection to simultaneously save weight and increase overall strength and fatigue life.
We recommend that high end wheels built with Sapim Race spokes be assembled by an experienced wheelbuilder. We are happy to provide this service, and can provide helpful suggestions in hub and rim selections. Please contact us directly or submit a custom wheel build request here.