DT Swiss Competition Double Butted 14/15/14g Spokes The classic lightweight spoke for all round use. The 14/15/14 gauge double butted spoke is 1.8mm thick in the center to save weight, but 2mm thick at the end where strength is needed whilst the butting process adds strength through cold forging of the metal. Made from X5 stainless steel, containing chrome for rust resistance & nickel for strength. The rolling of the nipple thread removes no metal from the spoke & preserves the grain of the material. This process maximizes strength. Nipples not Included.