1

I'm shopping for spoke nipples and I see some described as specifically for front or for rear. Is this just a marketing tactic, or do some wheels need different ones like this?

2
  • 1
    I'm inclined to say its marketting, but I can imagine different wheels front and rear that need different sizes or shapes. Get Brass nipples unless you're a weight-weenie - aluminium nipples are lighter but round off easier and don't hold as well or for as long.
    – Criggie
    Mar 9 '17 at 9:04
  • 2
    There are cases where the front and rear wheels are radically different, in terms of their spokes, but such cases would usually be obvious. Mar 9 '17 at 12:54
1

Those are Motorcycle spoke nipples. Bicycles can have different spokes and nipples between the front and rear wheels but there is no standard.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.