How are the new Spank TWEET and SPOON one2one frames different than last year?
The new TWEET and one2one frames have been through a major update this year. After years of research with our pro riders and consumers, the direction was clear but truly challenging. The goal was to preserve the lightness and overall feel (what our riders call whipability), of these models while improving on toe clearance during spin tricks, and downtube clearance for some forks with taller adjustment knobs, as well as to optimize responsiveness in pedal bursts and power hops for today’s bigger and bigger slopestyle courses and DJ lines. To achieve this without increasing overall wheelbase, we lengthened the top tube slightly, and reduced the total length of the rear triangle. In the process, we tightened the whole rear triangle while maintaining clearance for larger diameter tires by tuning our chain/seat stay bend tooling. To complete the new rear triangle, SPANK invested in forge tooling to create the lightest and strongest rear dropout we could. This new custom dropout is knurled to reduce annoying axle slip in the horizontal drops. The seat tube too was shortened to compliment the new rear triangle, and allow riders to slam that saddle. To keep the weight under 2.5kg, SPANK has implemented a new double butted tube set, with a classic round profile. Finally, all new welding fixtures and angles had to be worked out to allow for all the changes. Our riders were stoked to find that we were able to achieve all of this without revising the comfortable 69 degree head tube angle and short wheel base they loved.
The TWEET was topped off with an all new graphics package over our brilliantly translucent ECO coat finish in black, aqua blue, apple red, eggplant purple or chrome.
To keep the one2one attractive to the Core Rider, it's finished in a matte powder coat with toned down graphics, black on black or white on toxic wasabi green.