The Alpina ABS nipple is manufactured in Italy and is the perfect choice for the majority of my builds. With a hex head design these nipples can be trued from inside the rim: reducing damage and unsightly marks to the nipple which are often caused by a spoke key.

The hex head design also means these nipples are incredibly strong: virtually eliminating nipple failures caused by corrosion, even with Alloy nipples used in harsh conditions. The ABS plastic locking insert effectively stops spokes from unwinding, even at low tensions and under extreme punishment, while allowing the wheels to be easily maintained in the future.

Available in Anodised Alloy (0.5g) or Zinc-Oxide coated Brass (1.3g), Black or Silver finishes.

Riders looking for an ultralight alloy nipple for use in climbing wheels should consider the DT Swiss Squorx Alloy Pro-Lock nipple.