Sapim CX Ray spokes
Sapim says: The CX-Ray still receives the best results in fatigue testing of any spoke. Its unique strength and flexibility make the CX-Ray suitable for most bicycle disciplines. The middle section of the spoke is drawn then pressed in a special mold to form its specific profile. CX-Ray spokes are used by top bike racers and triathletes around the world. Even downhillers use them, recognizing their strength and flexibility. Special alloy treatment and sophisticated production make this all possible.
Melody says: The CX-Ray was invented by Sapim in 1997 and since then has been the go-to spoke for high-end performance wheelsets. The multiple cold-forging processes used to manufacturer the CX Ray spoke add considerable time their production. Think of them as the Samurai sword of spokes! The CX Ray has 2.2×0.9mm bladed mid-section which is both aerodynamically optimised and torsionally stiff. Due to its high levels of elasticity its also great at absorbing shock loads and reducing metal fatigue at the spoke elbow. We can build CX Ray spokes into almost any wheelset for the ultimate in weight-saving and aerodynamic gains.
Price: $7.50 (silver); $7.95 (black) each (AUD)
Material: 302 (AISI) Stainless Steel
Dimensions: 14G Bladed – 2.0 – (0.9×2.2) – 2.0 mm, J-Bend
Weight: From 4.34 grams each at 260mm
Available lengths: 210-310mm Silver and Black