A high performance lightweight spoke for use when weight saving is important. The 14/17 gauge double butted spoke is 1. 5 mm thick in the centre to save the greatest amount of weight but 2 mm thick at the end where strength isneeded. The butting process adds strength through cold forging of the metal and the shortest possible butts are used to save even more weight. Made from X5 stainless steel containing chrome for rust resistance and nickel for strength. The rolling of the nipple thread removes no metal from the spoke and preserves the grain of the material maximising strength. Comes supplied with 12 mm DT brass nipples. Weight: 283 grams for 64 x 264 mm length spokes.