Spank are claiming their new rims to be a revolution in the way we think about hoops. Whether they are or not is of course up for debate but one thing we can say is they look mighty fine.
Here’s the press release…
Spank has invested heavily into a state of the art high-end, rim development/production facility in Taiwan. This step has afforded Spank the opportunity to advance the development of its patented Oohbah Profile Rim line by years!
In 2010 Spank introduces the EVO line of rims. Vomax EVO (XC race), Oozy EVO (aggressive trail), Subrosa EVO (all mountain), Spike EVO (DH race), and Stiffy EVO (extreme freeride), rims have all been completely updated, now offering what we feel are the strongest, lightest rims on the planet!
All new tooling and profiles, new production processes (including advanced Micro Grain Refinement), and the incorporation of new age materials, have allowed Spank to reduce weights across the board from 5-15%, while improving ultimate strength, rigidity, and ductility by up to 20%!
Spank’s new race inspired Vomax EVO and Spike EVO rims employ Dynamal Alloy. Normally reserved for aeronautic applications, this rare, virgin alloy blend means achieving stronger, lighter rims, doesn’t have to come at the expense of reduced fatigue life and resistance to permanent deformation (yield strength), meaning Spank’s EVO rims also show better durability than ever thought possible.
The result…the Vomax EVO is now available at a remarkable 335 g and Spike EVO DH race at a trim 599g! It’s EVOlution, and literally a revolution in the way we think about hoops.