Sapim butted spokes have two major benefits: less weight and more strength! The SCFT-system (Sapim Cold Forging Technology) ’stretch‘ the spoke while retaining the linear molecular structure of the material, thereby increasing the spoke strength at the middle by at least 48%.
A butted spoke is drawn to its specific profile, which defines its high strength.Race is the most popular double butted spoke of Sapim. Build up tension is easy. Much less torsion and not as elastic as the Laser spokes are the key points. The Race provides a better shock absorption thanks to its thin middle section than non butted spokes. Dealers say about this traditional spoke: “Never change a winning team…”
As an added bonus, the thin middle section of the light Laser and Race spokes also provides better shock absorption. The Strong, with its extra material in the bend, fits more tightly into the hub hole making it ideally suited for tandems and other heavy duty applications.
Note: These spokes are sized as given here without threads. They will be cut and thread using our Phil Wood spoke machine on demand.
Note - Price mentioned is for a single spoke