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Sapim hex nipples in 14mm length with 2.0mm threads. Hexagonal head nipples have an additional wrench surface on the rear. With more contact points and a larger contact surface, higher torque is permitted. Higher torque can help free seized nipples down the road and keeps the front tool flats pristine when building in the first place. Some wheelbuilders may find the wrench turning direction more intuitive from the rear however hex drive nipples retain regular wrench flats for day-to-day truing as needed. Hex drive nipples are offered in a choice of brass or aluminum.
Hex nipples in brass are difficult to keep in stock so orders may be filled by substituting 12mm hex nipples instead. There is no change to spoke lengths needed with this substitution.
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