Spank industries developed this bar along with some of the world’s top DH and Enduro pros and utilised a unique construction of Super-6™ aluminium, Spank’s patented CNC bending, and their Dual-Extreme-Gradual Taper (XGT) technology.
Performance Optimised Race Bar
The result of this collaboration and advanced construction has resulted in a handlebar that is stronger, safer and performance optimised. The Spank Spike 800 Race has an ideal geometry for control and a low weight, making it perfect for aggressive All Mountain, Enduro or Downhill Racing.
Dual XGT (Extreme Gradual Taper) Technology
This is a proprietary tube drawing process that tapers the bars from the thickest area at the bar clamping zone, slowly and gradually through the bend zones, to the thinnest areas at the control zones and back to thicker reinforced bar end zones, or “Impact Ends”. Spank has utilized FEA (Finite Element Analysis), laboratory, and rigorous real world testing to optimise the spread of material to where it is needed to withstand the specific forces at work in each zone, while offering better protection against crashes than ever before! The extreme precision enabled by Dual XGT drawing processes also eliminates the need for heavy hand grinding, which can result in imperfections and inconsistency in wall thickness.
The Impact Ends reduce the chance of collapse in areas where the wall is thinner and in heavy impacts. These can also be used to support bar ends in the relevant disciplines
The precision of 3D CNC Bending in a single fixture allows Spank to optimise their designs further and to eliminate the heavy grinding process, making their bars lighter, stronger, and safer! Spank has also taken extra work hardening steps to ensure the stem clamping area of the bar is uniformly cylindrical and true, and as tough as possible
This is a specially blended, highly magnesium-silicon enriched, work hardened alloy. Super-6 offers the perfect mix of hardness, yield, fatigue life, and a superior ultimate tensile strength to standard 6 series alloys. It is ideal for the creation of thin walled, super stiff handlebars. Through recent adoption of Super-6 materials, Spank’s Spike, Subrosa, and Oozy handlebars are now stronger and show greater resistance to deformation than ever before!