We use straight pull spokes on our road and mountain wheelsets for increased stiffness, decreased wear, and lighter weight. We use J-bend spokes on our track wheels because that how it has always been done. Both straight pull and J-bend spokes come in the models below. Both types of spokes are non-proprietary> and can be easily purchased from us or most any bike shop.
Straight gauge spokes (2.0mm) great for everyday usage. These are the most economical and heaviest spoke available.
Double butted spoke (2.0/1.8mm) great for everyday use and competition. The 1.8mm midsection decreases weight, while the 2.0mm end ensure the spoke retains the strength characteristics of a heavier straight gauge spoke. Sapim Race spokes are 15% lighter than Leader spokes and cost close to 30% more.
Aerodynamic and ultralight spoke great for competition. This is the most advanced spoke we use. The CX-Ray features a .9mm cross section to cut through the wind while maintaining a 2.0mm section at both ends of the spoke for durability. Sapim CX-Ray spokes are the best performing spokes to choose from. These spokes are 37% lighter than the Leader spokes and cost close to 400% more.