2011 Spank Lineup: Previewed

Oct 6, 2010 at 13:38
by Mike Levy  
Spank was at both Eurobike and Interbike showing off their latest wares, including the impressive new Spike pedal that not only looks unique, but also measures in at a slim 12 mm. Inside you'll be able to find photos and info on these, as well as their Tweet Tweet dirt jump frame, lightweight Oozy Ltd bar, and the new Spoon lineup of affordable parts.

Read on,
2011 Spank Lineup

Is 2011 going to be the year of the pedal? We've seen a number of new options for the coming season, but the new Spank Spike pedal stands out from the crowd with their rather striking body profile and chamfered leading edges that are designed to glance off of whatever trail obstacle that you catch them on, as opposed to simply stopping you dead. I think we've all hit the deck hard from pedal strikes, you're on the ground before you knew what hit you, so I'm all for anything that lessens the chance of that happening. Further helping the cause is the slim body height, measured out at a thin 12 mm. The Spike's spin on a combination of oversized, sealed bearings and IGUS bushings that allow the pedal body to have a thinner footbed, but it flares out to house the bearing close to the crankarm. There are 18 pins per side, with all but the single central pin threading in from the opposite side to make removal of damaged pins easier, and they weigh in at a competitive 400 grams. MSRP starts at $119 USD.
Is 2011 going to be the year of the pedal? We've seen a number of new options for the coming season, but the new Spank Spike pedal stands out from the crowd with their rather striking body profile and chamfered leading edges that are designed to glance off of whatever trail obstacle that you catch them on, as opposed to simply stopping you dead. I think we've all hit the deck hard from pedal strikes, you're on the ground before you knew what hit you, so I'm all for anything that lessens the chance of that happening. Further helping the cause is the slim body height, measured out at a thin 12 mm. The Spike's spin on a combination of oversized, sealed bearings and IGUS bushings that allow the pedal body to have a thinner footbed, but it flares out to house the bearing close to the crankarm. There are 18 pins per side, with all but the single central pin threading in from the opposite side to make removal of damaged pins easier, and they weigh in at a competitive 400 grams. MSRP starts at $119 USD.
You're looking at Spank's Tweet Tweet dirt jump and slopestyle hardtail frame. It is designed to be set up as a single speed with its slotted dropouts and lack of a derailleur hanger. The only housing guides you'll find on the frame are for the rear brake, making for some smooth lines and lessening the chance of anything gouging you on tricks gone wrong. The tubes are 4130 butted cromoly which are better suited to the bike's purpose than aluminum, a fact that any dirt jumper worth his salt will appreciate. Two sizes are available, 549 mm and 582 mm top tubes, and you have five color options to choose from.
You're looking at Spank's Tweet Tweet dirt jump and slopestyle hardtail frame. It is designed to be set up as a single speed with its slotted dropouts and lack of a derailleur hanger. The only housing guides you'll find on the frame are for the rear brake, making for some smooth lines and lessening the chance of anything gouging you on tricks gone wrong. The tubes are 4130 butted cromoly which are better suited to the bike's purpose than aluminum, a fact that any dirt jumper worth his salt will appreciate. Two sizes are available, 549 mm and 582 mm top tubes, and you have five color options to choose from.
Completely new from Spank for 2011 is the Spoon line, including this unique looking Spoon stem. This new line is designed to be as robust and reliable as the rest of their lineup, but retail at a more cost conscious price. To that end, the Spoon stem shown here goes for a very reasonable price of $45 USD. The 160 gram stem is available in a single length, 40 mm, but there are five color options so you still have some hard choices to make. There is also a matching 29
Completely new from Spank for 2011 is the Spoon line, including this unique looking Spoon stem. This new line is designed to be as robust and reliable as the rest of their lineup, but retail at a more cost conscious price. To that end, the Spoon stem shown here goes for a very reasonable price of $45 USD. The 160 gram stem is available in a single length, 40 mm, but there are five color options so you still have some hard choices to make. There is also a matching 29" wide Spoon bar that will retail for $45.90 USD and come in both 20 mm and 40 mm rises.
Besides the new anodized color options, the Spank Tweet also grows in length to 720 mm for 2011. At 430 grams these bad boys are not your mega light bars, but are instead designed to be a component that you won't be questioning while trying new moves or going large. There are three rises options available, 30, 50, and 70 mm, and six different color choices to choose from. MSRP is $54 USD.
Besides the new anodized color options, the Spank Tweet also grows in length to 720 mm for 2011. At 430 grams these bad boys are not your mega light bars, but are instead designed to be a component that you won't be questioning while trying new moves or going large. There are three rises options available, 30, 50, and 70 mm, and six different color choices to choose from. MSRP is $54 USD.
The new Oozy Ltd handlebar tips the scales at a svelte 208 grams, yet still meets and exceeds all of the CE tests that it is put through. The bar is built using some interesting technology, including Spank's 3D CNC Bending process that is said to do a much better job of limiting material damage during the bar's shaping. The Oozy Ltd also features some interesting shaping and a closer look reveals a taper from the clamping zone that carries on gradually through the bend zones and to the control clamping areas. What you can't see from the outside is the internal bar thickness increasing as it reaches the end of the bar, a spot that sees a lot of abuse from bikes falling out of the air or being dropped. The 700 mm wide Oozy Ltd is available in three different rises, 5, 15, and 30mm, and your choice of either black or white.
The new Oozy Ltd handlebar tips the scales at a svelte 208 grams, yet still meets and exceeds all of the CE tests that it is put through. The bar is built using some interesting technology, including Spank's 3D CNC Bending process that is said to do a much better job of limiting material damage during the bar's shaping. The Oozy Ltd also features some interesting shaping and a closer look reveals a taper from the clamping zone that carries on gradually through the bend zones and to the control clamping areas. What you can't see from the outside is the internal bar thickness increasing as it reaches the end of the bar, a spot that sees a lot of abuse from bikes falling out of the air or being dropped. The 700 mm wide Oozy Ltd is available in three different rises, 5, 15, and 30mm, and your choice of either black or white.
The Spank lineup also includes a number of different rims, grips, and the Subrosa saddle pictured above. It features tear and abrasion resistant Kevlar corners and burly 8 mm, cromoly rails. This 257 mm long, fully padded saddle weighs in at 350 grams.
The Spank lineup also includes a number of different rims, grips, and the Subrosa saddle pictured above. It features tear and abrasion resistant Kevlar corners and burly 8 mm, cromoly rails. This 257 mm long, fully padded saddle weighs in at 350 grams.

This is just a slice of the lineup, to see more visit the Spank website.


73 Comments

  • + 23
 Those petals are sick, would deff invest in a pair of those
  • + 17
 *Pedals* and yes, they are sick. I think they should last a lifetime looking like that!
  • + 4
 I concur. Super dope pedals!
  • + 2
 I too find that they are unique and I'd like to see how they look at the end of a season as they are so much thinner on the ends = less pedal strikes!
  • + 4
 The Spank Spike rims that we used on all our bikes this summer were amazing. We had about 1/10th the flats this summer compared to last summer at camp due to the Bead Nip technology in the rims that keeps the tire bead from sliding under the tube and causing a pinch flat by gripping the bead on the top and the bottom of the bead. In a summer of insane bikes, this was my favorite techy thing out of everything we used. Even if the rims didn't stay true and round like no rim we've ever used I'd buy them again just for the lack of flats you get. But when you add in the ability to take incredible abuse and stay true it's ridiculous. Absolutely amazing products. Don't even get me started on how much everyone liked the Tweet Tweet or this comment would be three thousand words.
Ken
  • + 1
 Sorry, but I have to- I need a 5 gallon bucket for all the drool I've shed over that frame today! It's so sick! Those rims sound awesome, bead locks for a MTB- no brainer! Thanks for lettin me know about em Big Grin
  • + 2
 Wait till you hold one. It's even better. The little cool CNC stuff they did for detail is so dope. Ken
  • + 1
 Nice I will have to check that out if I do ever get my hands on one. Sounds pretty sick if your talking about them doing designs in CNC on it. That would be a nice touch!
  • + 1
 that spoon stem is a bold move. lovin the look, but it has yet to prove itself in performance. if it really is the bee's knees, forsure i'll buy them when their out. liking the pedals too. almost like paper. great work spank!
  • + 4
 lovin the spoon stem. lookin like a new stem for me this season
  • - 13
flag wildwood (Oct 11, 2010 at 1:14) (Below Threshold)
 Looks kinda flimsy to me imo. If you can afford it, go with a Sunline V-One. Awesomely stiff and gorgeous cnc'd stem! But the Spank with a $45 price range is prob as good or better than similarly priced stems I imagine. (the Sunline is double that)
  • - 11
flag wildwood (Oct 11, 2010 at 1:17) (Below Threshold)
 Just checked and you can find the Sunline for around $50! google it. No excuses now! Same price range as that Spank thing haha.
  • + 26
 I'm just in love with this pedal !
  • - 11
flag usb-rider (Oct 11, 2010 at 3:10) (Below Threshold)
 The line up looks so good but that frame looks alot like a riot Rolleyes
  • - 5
flag RaleighVoid (Oct 11, 2010 at 5:33) (Below Threshold)
 loving the bent tubes
  • + 2
 The pedals r the sickest by far but after all spank stuff is the shit, the seat look pritty much the same but the kevlar sides will be a good improvement
  • + 1
 Shit that new stuff is nice.
  • - 3
 That's because it IS a riot. The only thing different is the dropout. Spank is one of those companies that's famous for stealing idea's and designs. Such as life though, whatever gets you ahead in the game I guess.
  • - 2
 wow I even added imo and still got dissed. just trying to help the guy out. I stick by my guns. that thing wouldn't touch my bike with a 10 foot pole.
  • + 2
 I have owned a Riot and a Spank...not the same. They don't ride the same. What exactly else is stolen?
  • + 0
 Well, then maybe you need to take your riot, take your spank, look at the both of them and take notice that they are exactly the same minus the dropouts. Then, go get a tape measure and check all the specs. They are exactly the same. TT, BB height, chainstay length, headtube angle, etc. All the exact same!
  • + 1
 Really? Well, explain why the fork clearance is totally different...since I took all the parts off the Riot when I built the Spank. You = Fail
  • + 0
 Simple. You're not very bright. There is a history with the owners of these companies. They hate each other. This is exactly why. Any half minded idiot can look at the two, and see they are the same.
  • + 2
 Yes, there is a history. One of the owners of Spank helped Carter when he first was looking into building bikes and Taiwan. The other owner of Spank is a CURRENT distributor of Blk Mrkt in Germany. Yes, they TOTALLY hate each other. Dig deeper Internet biker...Dig!
  • + 2
 ^^^i bet if you go on their website they will give you a choice of the colors
  • - 1
 Those pedals are sweet, but I think more companies need to look into the clipless on one side platform on the other option. It is great for all mountain riders and the only one I have found so far is made by wellgo (WAM D10).It puts a real glass ceiling on how good of pedals I can get without choosing to either always ride platform and lose that climbing power and stability, or always ride clipless and lose that freeride freedom.
  • + 1
 just get two sets of pedals. theyre easy to switch back and forth and when youre riding technical stuff on the platforms, you dont want to take your foot off and not be able to get it back on the correct side of the pedal easily. thats why more companies dont make them.
  • + 1
 dude, lots of people make pedals like that (shimano, etc.) and why would a dj company ever do that?
  • + 1
 If I don't have a DJ bike and I ride up the hill and down it I don't want to stop before the jumps to switch pedals. If I am doing lift or shuttle I can throw on the plattys and it's good to go.
  • + 2
 stem looks shit! i dont see what difference the pedals will make and they are just as heavy as other pedals on the market
  • + 0
 careful dude....apparently people on this page like shit stems. I got dissed hard for recommending a diff (and superior) stem.
  • + 1
 They say that the pedals are supposed to give you more rotational response from the platform being closer to the center pin, and as well give you more clearance while pedaling over rocks and other objects. Personally I can't see how that small of numbers would really compute in the real world- but as more people test them out I guess we will see. I agree, not a big fan of the stem either. But I like old boxy cars and square tubing n such, unless its big and burly rounded tubing with a bit of accent or style to it. We all have our own opinions and I don't think anyone should receive neg props for that- but I will say that just saying it looks shit doesn't really give much insight as to why it does.
  • + 1
 Just wanted to clarify that if you think something doesn't look very good, be descriptive. No one can diss on you for that. I think the stem would look better if it had some flat areas on the top and bottom of the bar clamping area. Being that the fork clamping area is squarish and edgy, tying the front of it in with that would look better to me.

See the difference?
  • + 0
 yeah i get you with the old boxy cars, exactly what im into. if the stem was more square like other brands but had something unique about it to put it out there in front of the others, its just as iff they have spent no time or effort on this product.
  • + 1
 Bingo.
  • + 2
 To be honest, I really like Spank stuffs as they are really cool...good work Sven,,
  • + 3
 Pedals should be listed in some Bike-Component-Porn-Record...
  • + 2
 and I want some of those pedals in red.
  • + 1
 HOLY SHIZZLE TITS THAT FRAME IS MORE SEXIER THAN MEGAN FOX IN A PAIR OF SPEEDOS Whip
  • + 2
 no way!
  • + 2
 LOL yes I can see a new HT in my future! Too bad it doesnt come with Megan's HT lmao!
  • + 1
 That seat is an exact replica of the Bontrager Big Earl FR seat, with different colors
  • + 1
 ypu, and the frame is an exact replica of a blkmrkt riot... and the bars are exact replicas of super cheap taiwanese no-name commuter bars... see the trend?

Shits super hot though. Looks good, its cheap, and thats really all the kids want. I will be bringing this stuff in at my shop, because it sells... not because its original or particularly good.
  • + 1
 Correct seat is a Velo...so is 99% of saddles. Bars and frame are Spank designs. Bar was CNC bent and tapered to Spank specs...other bars are not. Cheap Taiwan bars and even nice bars of other companies are not CNC bent, they are bent by hand.
  • + 1
 Rode Spank parts for 2010 and loved them. Their rims are something special too. Spank is definitely making some waves...
  • + 2
 those have got to be the sickest pedals i have ever seen
  • + 2
 ALL those parts are BEAST. I love this years line-up
  • + 3
 Sick pedals !!!!!!!1111
  • + 1
 oh my god those pedals are money!!!
  • + 1
 I love the Frame and the pedal sweet
  • + 1
 those pedals are soooo dirty, gotta get em'
  • + 1
 damn...great looking pedals. that spoon stem looks good too!
  • + 1
 why dident you review the whole spike line?
  • + 1
 when and where can we get the new goods
  • + 2
 the pedals are SIIIIICK
  • + 1
 saddles still lack esthetically, but love the new slopestyle hardtail.
  • + 1
 how many colors do the pedals come in im deffinatly wanting those...
  • + 1
 they are on a winner with those pedals for sure
  • + 1
 Very nice pedals!
  • + 1
 OMG Blank Stare
  • + 1
 sexy parts
  • + 0
 spank makes great stuff.. keep up the good work
  • - 1
 The stem is fugly beyond belief

Also, what is everyone's obsession with slim pedals nowadays?
  • + 7
 Without being annoyingly complicated

Slim pedals are better for clearance over rocks when pedaling and also (if you're looking for those extra 0.000secs) keep your centre of gravity low for cornering...
  • + 0
 So basically it's another trend being taken to ridiculous extremes?

Cool.
  • + 1
 and they look really badass. nuff said.
  • + 3
 I really doubt slim pedals are a trend, I would say its a new standard. Not many people want to be pedaling on bricks anymore. It was fine in the 90's but I'm not sure the old Primo Tenderizerz's are what people want to be racing on.
  • + 1
 I Just don't think there's a place for huge pedals any longer.. Once you've used slim pedals for awhile huge clunky ones just feel weird and disproportionate. On a trend basis. it's the whole oversize and regular bar thing that drives me barmy.. if you race - wide bars are great for cornering but if you're into tricks huge bars are just ridiculous. Then there's the thickness. Okay you have to cater for two different fan bases but why swap repeatly each year - It's feckin' annoying
  • + 1
 those pedals are sexy
  • - 1
 knock off on point1 pedals!
  • + 4
 They look way better than the point1's. Not knock off's at all. Way to go SPANK!
  • + 0
 uhhhh no point1's are ridiculous try them before you hate. Point1 came before these and anyway.
  • - 1
 got spank gold rims,bar,stem ohh baby..an spike 777 bars on blur

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