Pillar Mega Lite SS Black Spoke
|Availability:||In stock (1)|
The Mega Lite SS spoke is the lightest steel spoke on the market. And it is a 2.0mm spoke; the Mega-Lites maintain compatibility with the most common nipples on the market, all without sacrificing strength at the spoke head or nipple. Their Stainless Steel compound and manufacturing process results in a spoke with a center section that can safely be drawn to a 1.3mm diameter, compared to 1.5mm (Sapim CX-Ray, DT Swiss Aerolite and Revolution) and 1.4mm (CX-Ray Super). This allows the ends to maintain the 2.0mm diameter and bypassing the compromise of dropping to 1.8mm for its weight savings. The center is then cold forged into a 1.6mm x 0.9mm blade using a similar process to the Sapim CX-Rays and DT Aerolites.
It seems every company has a slightly different way of measuring spoke threads. We've standardized our dimensions to provide a comparable figure. The Pillar website lists the Mega Lite SS threads as 2.3mm X 56 TPI. Our measurments show a 2.2mm X 53 TPI the same as CX-Ray and other common spokes. The Mega Lite SS spokes are compatible with standard nipples.
|Weight||3.5 g - 3.8 g|
|Blade Dimensions||1.6 mm x .9 mm|
|Thread||2.2 x 56 tpi (2.0 mm x 14 g)|
|Head type||J-Bend, 2.0 mm|