Sapim just moved to a new location and announces the launch of the stiffest and lightest aero spoke ever.

Wilrijk, Belgium, August 2015--- Sapim, the leading manufacturer of spokes and nipples has announced that he has just moved its headquarter to a new location.

Located in the same neighborhood as the old facility, the new building covers an area of more than 6.000 m².  This is an increase of 40%.  This move will help Sapim improve the process flow of the production of its spokes and nipples especially on the warehouse and the loading areas and improve, as a consequence, the service provided to its customers.  The workers of Sapim will also benefit greatly from this move because of the improved comfort due to the use of the latest technologies in terms of insulation and lighting.  The new headquarter of Sapim will also host a fitness center for the use of its workers and associates.

Sapim has also launched a new and unique spoke that combines both lightweight and stiffness.  The new carbon spoke developed by Sapim is 25% lighter than the lightest steel spoke.  Targeting professional road racers, the spoke provides nearly no elasticity which brings an incredibly rigidness in the wheel.  Thanks to the laminated steel inlay, the CX Carbon can be combined with standard nipples and rims.  However the special head form requires a specific hub flange design.  The maximal load strength of the spoke is 2500 N.

Finally, Sapim is proud to announce the launch of a new Spoke Calculator App that is already available on Android operating system and soon on the Apple iOS.  Praised by many wheel builders and available in more than 12 languages, customers and partners of Sapim can already benefit from the famous spoke calculator application that has been available on its website for a long time (http://sapim.be/spoke-calculator).  However, over the last months Sapim received many requests to have the same application available on smart phones and tablets via an App. Intuitive and easy to use; the new Spoke App gives the required length of spokes based on very easy and simple information.  This new App will give the opportunity to anyone to compute the spoke lengths in any location and in any circumstances.