The gravel revolution is here! And SPANK is 100% on board with the latest developments. After the award-winning success of our Vibrocore gravel drop bars and SPANK’s 350 Vibrocore wheels, it has been a natural progression towards introducing our Gravel rims and wheels.
SPANK's Gravel Range of bars, rims, wheels and bar tape kits includes the WING and FLARE product ranges.
Gravel grinders can dial their fit with SPANK's WING 12 drop bars and Wing 22 rims and wheels to balance off-road performance with on-road aerodynamics and comfort. The moderately flared 12 degree drop bar has a broad ergo top section with a short 110mm drop and 70mm reach. Injected with SPANK's Vibrocore, these bars have won a Design & Innovation award for the modern geometry and vibration reducing Vibrocore that enhances comfort over long gravel rides. The Wing 12 bars pair well with the Wing 22 rims or complete wheels. This tubeless ready, clincher rim, optimized for mixed on/off road use, with 22mm inner width, provides exceptional versatility in tire pairing, from wide road slicks to gravel knobbies, while deep well 24.5mm profile depth enhances aero properties and torsional rigidity.
For true off-road performance and adventure backpacking, look no further than SPANK's Flare Gravel range. The Flare 25 Vibrocore™ Drop Bar is a 25º aggressively flared, wide drop bar. A short 110mm drop and 65mm reach geometry is perfect for aggressive riding in an upright, balanced stance. The 31.8mm barclamp extends through the top section enhancing hand comfort and facilitating infinite widget/rack mounting. Vibrocore™ foam core reduces discomfort caused by prolonged vibration, and increases bar fatigue life and ultimate strength.
For Gravel, Adventure, and MTB Cross Country use, The Flare 24 rims and wheels feature low profile 16.5mm depth, and wide 27.5mm outer width (24mm inner width), enhancing Radial Compliance, improving traction and reducing negative feedback to the rider. This is the ideal front wheel / rim to pair with the Flare 24 OC (off centre) rim / wheel at the rear.
For bar tapes and gel pads, SPANK's R&D team developed an advanced microfiber with polyurethane layer, which optimizes durability, crash resistance, and grip in all conditions. With High Rebound EVA & Rubber Core, Tapered Profile, Silicon Strip and high end Alloy Bar plugs, the extra-long tape strips are available in a long tooth fiber for an extra plush feel (FLARE Tape), and a short-toothed, smoother feel (WING Tape.) SPANK's gel pads are produced in waterproof, washable, medical gel with the kit including gel pads for both top and drop sections of the bars.