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 molecular structure of the material, thereby increasing the spoke strength at the middle by at least 48%.

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.