Spank

  • The Good:

    bead bite seems to do its job, good width at 30.5mm, nice finish to them

    The Bad:

    The radial compliance makes them very shallow which like the stans makes them quite soft and prone to flat spots

    Overall Review: Running 29inch none-vibrocore oozy 350 rim 32 hole, black rim with white decals. Laced using dt double butted spokes to I9 torch hubs. Firstly the rims look great with a nice matt finish and the white is an off white, almost matt silver in colour. First time using spank rims and heard lots of ...

    Posted by muddymurphy on 3/30/2019 8:54 PM

  • The Good:

    Dashing good looks

    The Bad:

    Maybe a bit pricey?

    Overall Review: Handsome stem that does it's job well. My knees thanks it's rounded corners.

    Posted by megatryn on 2/7/2019 8:39 AM

  • The Good:

    Keeps the bars on the bike, short lengths

    The Bad:

    Fidly adjustment of the fork when fitted. (But that goes for all supershort stems)

    Overall Review: Have this mounted on my Boxxer WC's. When mounted, it is excellent. Looks good, sits tight. But: Whenever I need to adjust air pressure in the fork, I need to loosen the handlebar to mount the pump. -But that goes for all supershort stems I presume. It's a hassle, but it's worth the geometry I g...

    Posted by megatryn on 2/7/2019 8:37 AM

  • The Good:

    Shirt 40mm length, cool color choices

    The Bad:

    None really.

    Overall Review: Great stem with a very cool aesthetic.   Other stems are always blocky with corners.  This stem has a very rounded shape which looks very cool and lacks lacks sharo edges to hit yourself on when practicing.  

    Posted by edward.hwhat on 2/2/2019 11:54 AM

  • The Good:

    Lightweight, low profile, durable

    The Bad:

    Some sharp edges. Hardware susceptible to rust

    Overall Review: I have had this stem on my last few bikes and it is stellar. Mine is 35mm and I love the fit it gives to my bike. It has held up through plenty of abuse. I highly recommend it. 

    Posted by Petard on 2/1/2019 10:42 PM

  • As part of the Gravity Cartel, Spank have been sponsoring an eclectic collection of riding talent: World Cup descenders, Enduro World Series dominators and top-level freeriders all rest their confidence in the company with a name for the naughty. Spank seem to be able to think outside the box to...

    Posted by B.Radly on 11/2/2018 6:21 AM

  • The Good:

    Thin, easy to service, good pin design, look good.

    The Bad:

    Bearing life in wet weather. Inside bulge makes them feel even narrower.

    Overall Review: These are a decent, but not great, pedal in the dry, but unusable in wet and sloppy due to bearings seizing. I usually get up to a month riding fairly hard 2-3 times a week in soggy wet season (8 months) Cascadia weather before the big bearing seizes up and needs a rebuild or replacement. But I'...

    Posted by JVP on 8/2/2018 3:26 PM

  • The Good:

    Light weight, secure.

    The Bad:

    The face plate on the original version wasn't awesome, the newer versions are much better.

    Overall Review: Great looking stem, simple and clean. Its a very respectable weight and is dependable. There is not much to really go wrong here. I've run 3 Oozy stems. The original stem was a little over machined I think and if the face plate wasn't torqued slowly and evenly they would crack, I saw this happen...

    Posted by Amart1500 on 6/27/2018 7:15 AM

  • The Good:

    Tough as nails, will apparently last a life time.

    The Bad:

    Many rides and not a single complaint.

    Overall Review: The set of Spank 33's I now own are the 26 inch version and on their 3rd bike since being purchased in 2012. They were built up on Dt Swiss hubs and run on a 2012 Giant Reign X. They were then given to another friend who laced them to Hope Pro 3 hubs and ran them on another 2012 Giant Reign X. A...

    Posted by Amart1500 on 6/27/2018 7:10 AM

  • The Good:

    Priced well, great weight to price ratio, feels good.

    The Bad:

    I crashed and scratched it, so now my bar doesn't look as good anymore.

    Overall Review: It's a handlebar, I like it. I've been running this bar on all my bikes since it was released. I have 15mm and 30mm rise options for different bikes. I run it at full width because I have wide shoulders and find it comfortable. I realize that bars are a personal preference and some people like d...

    Posted by Amart1500 on 6/27/2018 5:14 AM

  • The Good:

    Tough, durable, affordable, very respectable weight, holds tubeless like a champ thanks to the beadlock.

    The Bad:

    After four seasons I have nothing bad to say other than the bead bite makes getting tires seated flush on the bead a pain at times.

    Overall Review: I bought these rims and laced them to a set of DT Swiss 350 hubs using DT Revolution spokes when the rims first came out. I quickly found out that being 6ft 7in and 250-275lbs that DT Revolutions were a bit light for me. I replaced the rear wheel using DT Swiss Super Comp spokes and have been tr...

    Posted by Amart1500 on 6/27/2018 5:08 AM

  • The Good:

    Chamfered platform, low profile, no axle bulge, pins removable from underside

    The Bad:

    Bearing situation (on 2015 model) - they need a yearly rebuild (well, a rebuild every half a year, but i somehow survive the squeaky bushing for another half a year).

    Overall Review: While these are a good set of pedals overall, they eat through bearings and bushings. I've never had bearing/bushing problems in my previous 15 years of riding, riding Shimano SPDs, up to and including the XT level while racing XC, then riding the same set of Syncros Meathooks for 7 seasons, and...

    Posted by Primoz on 2/15/2018 12:07 PM

  • The Good:

    Width, colors, engagement is decent, easy changes with axle adaptors

    The Bad:

    I haven't had problems with the dents or dings, but some people say the rim is soft

    Overall Review: Over all, this wheel set has been great on the downhill bike. Currently running a 27.5 set up with 20mm front and 150mm rear spacing, and engagement is decent for the dollar amount. Certain tires pair well while others can be a bit of a pain, but the tubeless set up was a breeze with Minions. Lo...

    Posted by danielhfranks on 1/30/2018 2:06 PM

  • The Good:

    Reasonable cost, width gives added grip on the trails

    The Bad:

    Not that light.

    Overall Review: Initial Impressions Spank is a company I had been aware of because of their pedals. When it came time to get a new wheelset, I started to consider the Oozy Trail 365. I had seen them on Jenson and some other sites, and a friend of mine had their dh oriented rims on his wheelset. The width, des...

    Posted by dbodoggle on 1/26/2018 9:54 PM

  • The Good:

    Large platform, colors, grip

    The Bad:

    Weight (a little on the heavier side for an all mountain/trail pedal)

    Overall Review: I used these for 6 months prior to picking up a different pair of pedals and really liked them. Loads of grip and big platform. They aren't the lightest pedal out there if you are looking to save weight. The colors look great too. Would recommend for any enduro or DH build, survived a summer sea...

    Posted by danielhfranks on 1/26/2018 11:05 AM

  • The Good:

    Large platform, slim profile, durability

    The Bad:

    I have nothing bad to say about these pedals

    Overall Review: I bought these pedals a couple seasons ago after crashing hard due to a pedal strike on some diety tmac pedals. My favorite thing about these pedals is how large the platform is while also maintaining such a slim profile.  I rarely have pedal strikes with these pedals and when they do happe...

    Posted by Bbachmei on 1/23/2018 6:08 AM

  • The Good:

    Amazing grip for the size, looks and design, durability (never have bent or replaced a pin after multiple hard strikes), and weight.

    The Bad:

    The $129 price tag.

    Overall Review: Function These pedals have performed really well for me. I ride a Transition Patrol, which has the slack and low geometry. I was worried about pedal strikes with such a low bottom bracket. Initially I used some Straitline Defactos and did have more pedal strikes.  After switching to the O...

    Posted by dbodoggle on 1/22/2018 9:31 PM

  • The Good:

    Large Platform, Thin, Durable

    The Bad:

    Large Platform, lacks some shape

    Overall Review: Right out the box, you can see and feel the quality in these pedals. The other thing you notice is the thin and large platform. For those with big feet, these pedals would be a great fit. For me, I'm on the other end of the spectrum.   After a couple of dozen rides, I still find myself ban...

    Posted by Wonny on 8/1/2017 9:39 PM

  • The Good:

    Stiff (yes I said stiff) Light and Comfortable. Many Color Options.

    The Bad:

    Price but can find deals online or just go with the non Bear Claw edition like I did.

    Overall Review: I purchased bars for new build. Love the bars, I got black because they matched the rest of the build.  Price was right, bars are stiff and dripping with confidence (once installed of course).  I did end up trimming an inch off after about 6 months of owning them.  I used them for...

    Posted by conlysm on 7/5/2017 6:12 AM

  • The Good:

    Price is good, holds up well through rough conditions. Holds up tubeless well

    The Bad:

    Folds easy around the rim bead.

    Overall Review: I had these rims laced to my DH race bike and was very pleased with how they held up. If you are looking for an affordable option that is sturdy and strong, this is a good choice. Cornering was good and didn't feel much flex coming from the wheels. Charging down technical aspects of trail it w...

    Posted by MTBcanuck on 6/22/2017 10:50 PM

  • The Good:

    Price and value is excellent. Rims are strong. Bead-bite and "Oobah" aren't just gimmicks.

    The Bad:

    Hub is of average quality.

    Overall Review: A wheelset for less than $600 that weighs in around 1750g, and can be ridden down full-on DH tracks? What's the catch? Well, as it turns out, not too much, at least considering the price. They are stiff, light, and the rims are extremely durable. After 1000 kms and several enduro races and bike ...

    Posted by NMK183 on 10/10/2016 8:53 PM

  • Review by Steve Wentz // Action photos by Jeff Cricco It was only a few short years ago that Spank was one of the 'little guys' amongst some of the heaviest hitters in the component world. They had some colorful bars, pedals, and rims to upgrade your ride. Over time they have added tremendous ...

    Posted by TRex on 9/27/2016 10:58 AM

  • The Good:

    Customer support, pretty colors...if riding on red rims is your thing...

    The Bad:

    Unreliable freehub, spoke tension and lateral strength...

    Overall Review: Granted I'm 6' 1" tall, weigh about 200lbs and wail on and load my wheels on some pretty technical trails, I still think the wheels should have performed much better. I've had the wheels for about 5 months and have had many challenges with the hub, the spoke tension and the outer rim.  ...

    Posted by (V)aniac on 3/11/2016 3:22 AM

  • The Good:

    Looks good

    The Bad:

    Bad welds, i.e. not possible to run tubeless. Bad rim tape, does nothing in terms of tubeless readiness. Freewheel came off after a few rides.

    Overall Review: The worst downgrade I have ever purchased for my bike. Due to this poor choice of judgement I sit around off my bike because it is always some trouble with the rims or something else to do with the Spank Oozy 26 AL wheel set. First thing, they are not that tubeless ready. You have to install r...

    Posted by baramats on 4/9/2015 10:20 AM

  • Review by Fred Robinson // Photos by Matt Puzel This year Spank Industries introduced the Spike 800 Race Handlebar, and one of the models features a new technology that aims to help alleviate arm pump and hand fatigue. Long, rough and fast tracks are often accompanied by arm pump, which, if yo...

    Posted by FredLikesTrikes on 11/24/2014 8:28 PM

  • The Good:

    tough and relatively light at a good price

    The Bad:

    hub adapters for 142mm or 157mm axles cost extra

    Overall Review: Earlier this spring I decided to pick up a set of these wheels to help drop some weight on my DH bike and to add a little bling to the bike. The somewhat heavy stock wheels were the obvious choice for me to shed some weight and after calculating what the swap would do, I estimated that I would s...

    Posted by SaddleRags on 7/14/2014 3:43 PM

  • Review by Lee Trumpore // Photos by Lee Trumpore, Damian Breach, and Brandon Turman I was a huge fan of the Spank Oozy Evo 26 wheels I tested last season, and after a year and a half of riding they are still going strong and straight. My biggest complaint with that model was the difficulty in ...

    Posted by general lee on 5/8/2014 8:46 PM

  • The Good:

    Have been running it for about 3 years on a dirt jump bike. Comfortable to sit on but can't say how it would be on a long AM ride. It still looks almost new and i have the white version. Has survived some crashes at Rays indoor park without any issues.

    The Bad:

    Only thing I can think of is rails are painted and are a little chipped around seat clamp. Very minor cosmetic issue only.

    Overall Review: Strong solid seat. I would recommend it to a friend.

    Posted by mtbschrader on 3/25/2014 10:04 AM

  • The Good:

    When new they feel great and very grippy and they have a fairly small diameter. nice comfortable width without much extra on either side of hand. I'm 6'2" and had them on both a trail bike and a dirt jump bike.

    The Bad:

    They wear down to smooth very fast. A couple months and you can see where my fingers fit on the grip and a lot of surface has become smooth. Seems a lot to spend all the time on grips.

    Overall Review: Would be good for a season if you don't ride that much.

    Posted by mtbschrader on 3/5/2014 5:43 PM

  • The Good:

    Rode these rims on my jump bike for a year and they have been flawless. Super stiff and solid feeling. I needed new rims for my Blur LT trail bike and got these for that bike as well. Have rode those for a year and two years now on dirt jump bike with a lot of use and all 4 rims are still like the day I got them. Not the lightest choice and not many rims out there with this width and height combo and my next bike will definitely have them on it.

    The Bad:

    Nothing that i can think of.

    Overall Review: Great super solid feeling rim and I would recommend to anyone looking for rims. Especially trail, enduro or dirt jump applications.

    Posted by mtbschrader on 3/5/2014 5:29 PM