Mastering the art of spokes

Mastering the art of spokes

When it comes to building and maintaining your bicycle's wheels, spokes play a crucial role in ensuring optimal performance, stability, and durability. With countless types of spokes available on the market, each varying in shape, material, and intended use, it can be overwhelming to determine the best choice for your needs. In this blog post, we will dive into the world of spokes and discuss how TMWORKS utilizes high-quality Sapim spokes to achieve the perfect balance between weight and stiffness.

A Wide Range of Spokes

From flat aero spokes designed for minimal air resistance to stiff sprint spokes intended for powerful acceleration, and lightweight climbing spokes for tackling steep ascents, there is no shortage of options when it comes to choosing the right spokes for your bike. Each type of spoke has unique characteristics and advantages that cater to specific riding conditions and styles.

TMWORKS: Combining Quality and Performance with Sapim Spokes

At TMWORKS, we understand the importance of choosing the right spokes for our wheelsets. That's why we have partnered with Sapim, a reputable company known for producing high-standard spokes. In our wheelsets, we utilize a combination of Sapim's CX-Ray aero spoke and the CX-Sprint spoke, achieving an ideal balance between weight and stiffness.

The Sapim CX-Ray Aero Spoke: Lightweight, Stiff, and Fatigue-Resistant

The CX-Ray aero spoke is renowned for being one of the lightest, stiffest, and most fatigue-resistant stainless steel spokes available. Its unique design offers an unparalleled combination of aerodynamic performance and durability, making it an excellent choice for cyclists seeking to optimize their bike's efficiency and longevity.

The Sapim CX-Sprint Spoke: Heavier but Stiffer

While the CX-Sprint spoke is slightly heavier than the CX-Ray, it offers increased stiffness that proves beneficial in certain situations. We use the CX-Sprint spoke on the drive side of the rear wheel, where the cassette transfers all the force to the wheel. This strategic placement ensures that the wheel maintains its rigidity and power transfer capabilities, even under the most demanding conditions.

Achieving the Perfect Balance

By combining Sapim's CX-Ray aero spoke and the CX-Sprint spoke in our wheelsets, we have found the optimum balance between weight and stiffness where it matters most. This thoughtful approach to spoke selection and placement allows our wheels to perform at their best, providing cyclists with the confidence and performance they need to excel in their chosen discipline.


Spokes are an essential component of any bicycle wheel, and understanding the various types available can significantly impact your bike's performance. At TMWORKS, we have carefully chosen and combined Sapim spokes to create wheelsets that provide the perfect balance of weight and stiffness, ensuring that our customers can enjoy the best possible cycling experience. Whether you're a competitive racer or a casual rider, taking the time to explore different spoke options and patterns can lead to a more satisfying and efficient ride.

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