Please note that our current stock of red aluminum nipples does not have Sapim's self-locking feature.
|Weight||0.38 grams each|
|Compatible Thread||2.2 mm x 56 tpi (2.0 mm spokes)|
Even the most carefully assembled and evenly tensioned wheels are prone to impacts which can cause momentary loss of spoke tension, allowing nipples to loosen. As a safeguard against this possibility, most handbuilt wheels take adavantage of a thread binding agent which is typically applied prior to assembly. The Sapim Integrated Locking System featured on these high quality alumninum nipples utilizes an interrupted thread pattern that slightly increases thread friction in order to prevent unwanted loosening. This convenient system does not degrade over time, allowing wheels to be trued, re-tensioned, or re-dished with minimal hassle. For the wheelbuilder, SILS accelerates and simplifies the wheelbuilding process, saving time and resources.
These medium length 14 mm nipples are equipped with a hex head, making them ideal for use with light gauge bladed spokes. Tightening the nipple from the external side of the wheel allows the spoke blade to be held as close as possible to the nipple, preventing spoke twist.
These Sapim nipples have dual tool faces; a 0.127" square form on the inward facing side designed for traditional spoke wrenches, and a 5.5 mm hex form on the outward facing side. Both surfaces are well suited for tensioning and truing.
We recommend that only a light lubricant be used with SILS nipples, and we do not recommend them for use with aggressively butted round spokes (e.g. DT Revolution 2.0/1.8).
IceToolz Internal Nipple Wrench
IceToolz Spoke Wrench
Alchemy Bladed Spoke Holder