Spoke Info

Spoke Tension Gauge

What is a spoke? You can define it in different ways: a piece of steel, a wire, a spring or, what we like best, the connection between the hub and the rim.  Being the link between the hub and the rim, the spoke has multiple functions:

  • Carry spokes carry the weight of the bicycle as well as it load.
  • Absorb spokes absorb the irregularities of the road and ensure the comfort of the rider.
  • Transmission spokes transmit acceleration and braking effort of the rider.

Sapim use different grade of steel, different diameters, heads, surfaces and, of course, length.  Producing with care and on highest quality standards Sapim offer the widest range in the market. All Sapim’s spokes are made in the Europe and more specifically in Belgium and France.

DT Swiss AG is a company with a global presence. It develops, produces, and markets high-quality bicycle components. DT Swiss products are known for their precision and reliability and are developed with the aim of offering reliable components for an unforgettable riding experience for every rider and every terrain. The art of Swiss engineering and innovation have played a crucial role in DT Swiss’ rapid development from a simple spoke producer to the world’s leading provider of spokes, nipples, rims, hubs, wheels and suspension systems. Driven by their passion for cycling, more than 500 employees work at a total of six sites around the world to ensure that DT Swiss products set the standard.

Producing premium components has always been their goal. The top priority is to maintain the highest quality standards through a wide range of processes and through professional quality management. All aspects of DT Swiss components are high-end; the selection of the raw materials, the individual stages of production, and the final products themselves.