Bicycle spokes and nipples at good prices from starbike.com
Spokes and nipples are an integral part of a wheel. They connect the hub with the rim and transfer the load and power in between them. Spokes have a spoke head, which sits in the spoke holes of the hub. On the other end is a threaded section, which goes into the nipples sitting inside the rim bead.
Bicycle spokes are produced in many shapes. A special spoke type are bladed spokes, which offer an aerodynamic advantage and increased stiffness. A famous manufacturer of bladed spokes is the belgian company Sapim with their CX-Ray series. CX-Ray spokes are high-quality spokes. Their weight is only beaten by the Sapim Superspoke spokes, which were developed after an idea of the german lightweight specialist tune.
Another very well known spoke manufacturer is DT Swiss.