BUYER'S GUIDE HUBS
Understand which hub is right for you, get all the wheel build details you need for custom building to a SPANK Hex Drive Hub, and check our maintenance and adaptability resources to ensure you are on point.
The HEX DRIVE Hub from SPANK Industries brings you a high engagement (3.5°) hub with oversized bearings and advanced seal system for durability and low maintenance.
Available with HG, XD and Microspline alloy freehubs, SPANK have also produced an ebike dedicated steel freehub across all three platforms to pair with the HEX Drive Hub.
Two mountain setups are available, namely 28H Straightpull Boost (ideal for Enduro and Trail), 32H J-hook Boost& non-Boost (perfect for DH, Freeride, All mountain and Trail). A Gravel specific 28H J-Hook is also available.
Besides the laundry list of features, we also highly optimized the weight, making HEX very competitive with hubs almost twice the price. HEX DRIVE just might be the best hub for the money with rear hubs coming in from $199 and the front listing from $99 MSRP.
SPANK ELECTRIC PLUS STANDARD FOR E-BIKES
“Electric +” Test Standards & ASTM Classification EN/ISO test requirements ensure a minimum level of safety in the bicycle industry. Our more extreme SPANK Internal Test Requirement, doubles EN/ISO testing severity, as a SPANK minimum for all our products. E-MTB is the newest and fastest-growing segment of our sport. The E-MTB upgrade component market is emerging as an important part of the global bicycle market. Electric MountainBikes and their components are subjected to higher loads, higher speeds, and longer riding times than the average sport MTB. It stands to reason then, that components aimed at this market should be subjected to higher test standards relative to their intended use.For this reason, SPANK has developed our “Electric +” test standard for components recommended for the assembly of Pedelecs (max 25km/hr), which works in conjunction with the ASTM classification, or intended discipline of each product. As a member of ASTM (the American Society of Testing and Materials),SPANK Industries assigns an ASTM classification level to all our products.SPANK’s “Electric +” test standard for E-MTB components increases the applied loads in fatigue, impact, and static load testing, and run to destruction, qualifying all components within an ASTM classification. Products recommended for ASTM 4 & 5 levels are suitable for E-MTB use, within their relevant ASTM conditions/discipline. EN/ISO standards, SPANK internal standards, and“Electric +” standards, are all tested in both in-house test labs, and regularly correlated within 3rd Party Test Labs such as SGS. EPAC Standard & E-bike Class 1 compatible.
UNIVERSAL FREEHUB SWAP OUT
Keeping things simple and easily adaptable, SPANK Industries offers interchangeable HEX DRIVE Freehubs for HG,XD and Microspline platforms. Simply put, all SPANK Hex freehubs universally fit all SPANK Hex Hubs (regardless whether it is J-hook, Straightpull, Boost, 157 or 135mm. When we say UNIVERSAL FIT, we really mean UNIVERSAL FIT!
The Gravel HEX DRIVE Hubs are also available in XDR fit as well as for HG road setups applicable to Gravel.
HG-E, XD-E, and Microspline-E are also available (with steel freehub) for ebike application.