What is a nipple? It is the connecting point between the rim and spoke. Demand in the market differs a lot. Different mounting systems, rims and colors as well as weight guide you to a wide range of nipples. Producing on most modern machinery, Sapim ensures highest precision and quality. Sapim nipples are designed and manufactured in Belgium. A perfectly designed and manufactured nipples is a secret of a well mounted wheel.
The interface between spoke and nipple is highly important for the durability of a wheel. All DT Swiss nipples are available with or without the patented locking system DT Pro Lock®.
Standard nipples are made of brass or aluminium. In addition to silver and black these nipples are available in the colours gold, green, blue, turquoise, violet and red, matching the colour of any wheel. Through the square interface and the slot on top, they are suitable for traditional wheel building.