Spoke sets for Africa Twin
Swedish motocross specialist Cross-Center International has added to an already extensive range of MX and ADV bike spoke options with new stainless steel OEM replacement (3.6mm) and heavy duty (4.0mm) front and rear kits for Honda’s popular CRF 1000 ‘Africa Twin’.
Two rear wheel sizes (18 x 4.00 and 18 x 4.25) are catered for, with the 32-spoke sets consisting of 8 right side 3.6mm x 180mm inners, 8 right side 3.6 x 183mm outers and 16 left side spokes (3.6mm x 183mm).
For ‘Africa Twin’ 21 x 2.15 front wheels the set has 36 (3.6 x 250mm) spokes. For both wheels nipples are available for any hole size, but 7.0 x 20 mm nipples are supplied as standard.
Manufactured in-house by Cross-Center, all their spokes are made from Swedish stainless material, with all coloured nipples made of aluminium and anodised. “We have a wide range of different spoke nipples in terms of material choices, such as steel, brass and aluminium, in a wide range of size options and surface treatments such as brass or aluminium only, zinc, nickel plated or anodised,” says owner Torbjörn Bergh.
“All our spokes are made as exact as possible to OEM specifications and are sold as replacement spokes. Some spokes may have a different length, bend or angle, but when assembled they will fit the wheel perfectly. “We have tested all the other spokes on the market and know that ours are definitely made from the strongest stainless material available.
“Our steel spoke wire has a tensile strength of 1450 Nm and a yield strength of 1350 Nm, and we include nickel plated steel spoke nipples in the price of a spoke or spoke set. Not only is ours the largest assortment of motocross spoke sets in the world, but we also make spokes for off-road, street and vintage bikes.
Cross-Center also offers natural or anodised colour finished hubs and rims and a big selection of motocross brake discs. Torbjörn says they are looking for importers/distributors worldwide and “if we do not have the spokes a distributor or dealer needs, then simple, we make them to order, and they will meet or exceed OE specifications in just the same way as all our spokes do.”