Sapim Laser J-Bend Spokes
|Availability:||Out of stock|
Sapim's Laser spokes feature an aggressively butted midsection, which serves the dual purposes of decreasing weight and increasing fatigue life. This midsection is formed with Sapim's proprietary forging process, which "stretches" the spoke to maintain maximum strength. Only slightly heavier than their bladed counterparts, Laser spokes are available at about half the price, making them an excellent choice for lightweight, inexpensive wheel builds.
Please note that Sapim spokes typically measure slightly shorter than the listed length (.5-1mm). These spokes are sold individually and do not include nipples.
We recommend that high end wheels built with Sapim Laser 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.
While these spokes do not require any special wheel building techniques, the thin bladed section must be supported near the nipple to prevent helical twisting. The best tool for this purpose is the Sapim Bladed Spoke Holder. With a 2.3 mm wide blade, the CX Ray does not require slotting of the hub's spoke holes.
|Weight||4.6 - 5.2 grams each|
|Material||cold forged stainless steel|
|Blade Dimensions||2.0 - 1.5 - 2.0 mm|
|Thread||2.2 x 56 tpi (2.0mm, 14g)|