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  1. Wheels and Tires
    Hello! I’m new here, new to MTB, and new to building bikes! All around rookie! I have been riding for about 8 months. I need help choosing an alloy wheel set to go with the onyx vesper hubs for my Ibis Mojo 4 (27.5 wheels). I say Alloy because carbon is NOT in my budget. I want to stay around...
  2. News & Reviews
    Whatever your riding style, there is a pedal for you, so let's check out the Best Mountain Bike Pedals and get you rolling. The Best Mountain Bike Pedals There are three contact points on the bike: hands, seat, and (arguably the most important), the pedals. The pedals are where the power gets...
  3. News & Reviews
    This article was updated on 5/4/2020: As flat pedals continue to evolve in design, weight, and size we're committed to keeping you up to date on the best options out there for flat pedals. We've seen some cool new options added to the flat pedal offering, so we're updating this list. We found...
  4. General Discussion
    Spank calls its new tech, "one of the biggest innovations in rim and wheel development in recent years." Wheels and tires are the first point of contact between your bike and the trail you're riding on. And while wheel sizes and standards continue to develop year to year, Spank feels little...
  5. General Discussion
    Want to win a full Spank cockpit, pedal and wheelset worth over $700? Watch the 2017 Official World Whip Off Championships, then head over to www.spank-ind.com and vote for your three favorite whips. How to Judge a Whip So what is the criteria that the judges are considering? In a nutshell...
  6. Misc Components
    Spank's line of alloy bars and stems get a make-over for 2017, dropping the previous polished finish in favor of shot peening. Spank Industries is known for their line of durable alloy components intended for trail and gravity riders. Unlike many other component manufacturers that have utilized...
  7. General Discussion
    Contest ended. Congrats to: Brad Minkowski from Stow, OH (Spank Oozy Wheelset) and Nick Stroud from Bremerton, WA (iXS Armor).
  8. General Discussion
    Flat pedals are available in a dizzying array of colors and sizes. As their popularity has increased, manufacturers have developed a number of lighter, thinner, and larger models. In recent years, they've also experimented with a number of different materials and internals to help increase grip...
  9. Misc Components
    Innovation in the flat pedal market has been relatively stagnant in recent years. There are only so many different ways you can combine pins and bushings. But this year several brands are introducing size specific platforms. Based off analyzing the tread of popular shoe brands, these new flats...
  10. General Discussion
    We've already extolled the virtues of the Outerbike concept, where curious consumers can test ride multiple bikes in a back-to-back format on nearby trails. (Check out highlights from 2014 Moab Outerbike.) But now the Moab, Utah-based operation has gone international, this year rolling out the...
  11. Misc Components
    This is the renaissance of flat pedals. Riders can now choose between being clipped in or not and there are now many options when it comes to flats. Since the rider is not locked on to the bike, the rider can put a foot down or jump away from the bike when needed. Also, since the rider is not...
  12. General Discussion
    The 7th Annual SF Bike Expo was this past weekend and I was there checking things out for both Mtbr and RoadBikeReview (sponsors of the SF Bike Expo). The show is a bit leaner than in years past, with the entire show now encompassing one hall room. Even so, attendance was surprisingly strong...
  13. Misc Components
    Introduction It is interesting that there seems to be more technology advancement going on today with flat pedals compared to clipless pedals. Although clipless pedals has a cleat retention system with a locking mechanism, springs, float and release systems, the landscape seems to be dominated...
  14. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Spank Industries Global Brand Manager Mike Dutton details the new Oozy Trail 295 Bead Bite wheelset and Oozy Trail pedal at Sea Otter 2014. The Oozy Trail 295 utilizes a wide rim (29.5 outer width, 24.5 inner spread) to provide higher air volume and more tire spread, states Dutton, adding to...
  15. General Discussion
    Spank exercises its expertise with aluminum with this new all mountain ready bar and stem combo. Spank Ooozy Bar and Stem Front View. Every time we get a Spank product, we are reminded of the company's expertise in aluminum metallurgy. Their products are shaped, thinned and forged into...
  16. 27.5
    Here is a wheelset you need at a price you can afford What Is It? The Oozy 26AL EVO wheelset is an All Mountain, Enduro wheelset from the innovative folks of Spank Industries. Spank is known for products that hit the segment perfectly, work and look good at a price that most of us can...
  17. Misc Components
    Update: August 20. We've been using the the Spank Spike pedals for almost a year now and figured it's a good time for a long-term update. The pedals are as good now as the day we installed them. In fact, they're working a little better now since they spin more freely as the bearings and...
  18. Misc Components
    Component maker Spank Industries will have a strong presence at the Sea Otter Classic this week with a strong team featuring such riders as Darren Berrecloth, Mick and Tracey Hannah, Michal Prokop, Logan Binggeli, Holly Feniak and more! Stop by their booth at Otter and if you are lucky you...
  19. Misc Components
    SPIKE 777 EVO Super Six Alloy Ø31.8mm Rise: 5/15/30/50mm Length: 777mm Geometry: 4°Up / 8°Back Dual XGT Taper with Impact Ends Weight: from 280g to 318g Color: White/Black/Chrome and New Race Red/Blue/Green MSRP: $75 Mtbr's take: Wide bars are cool. These are 777 mm or 30.5 inches so...
  20. General Discussion
    Spank Industries welcomes Freeride legend Darren "The Claw" Berrecloth to the team! You may have noticed that Darren Berrecloth was sporting a new bar and stem combo from Spank Industries at the recent 2012 Bearclaw Invitational. Darren has been working with Spank on the Spike Race Stem and...
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