These feature-loaded nipples from Belgian manufacturer Sapim offer a handful of advantages over standard nipples to allow for quicker, easier, and more reliable wheel builds. With high performance wheels, aluminum is the material of choice for spoke nipples and Sapim spares no expense in their chose of 7075 T6 alloy. This particular aluminum blend is known for its high strength and corrosion resistance. All Sapim nipples are given double surface treatments - a bright anodization with several vibrant color options, and a coating which adds to corrosion resistance while reducing friction at the threads and the rim interface. Sapim's Polyax head shape allows for better nipple orientation at the rim, reducing stress at the spoke threads and increasing spoke fatigue life. A 5.5mm hex head allows a better tool interface option for the professional wheelbuilder, and provides a secure back-up if the wrench flats on the other side of the nipple become damaged. The crowning feature of these nipples are Sapim's Secure Lock technology, a permanent mechanical thread lock which eliminates the need for the messy and time-consuming application of chemical thread lockers.
|Material||7075 T6 aluminum|
|Thread||2.2 mm x 56tpi [14g (2.0mm) spokes]|