Aluminium handlebar strength, reliability and value, with comfort and performance that beats any carbon bar out there. The award winning Spike 800 Vibrocore Bar from Spank Industries is the first true innovation in alloy handlebar design in years. This downhill race tuned bar was designed in conjunction with World Cup pros Mick and Tracey Hannah, to combat the debilitating effects of hand-arm numbness and arm-pump. Spank’s proprietary Vibrocore™ technology injects a complex foam core into the bar's centre, effectively damping the sustained high frequency vibrations which lead to discomfort. In addition to comfort exceeding other alloy or carbon bars on the market, the Spike 800 Vibrocore delivers strength and stiffness unmatched by conventional alloy bars, as well as vastly enhanced fatigue life.
As we ride, vibrations are transmitted through the bike into our hands and arms. The range of vibrational frequencies experienced in mountain bike riding is between 2Hz to 200Hz, although the most common vibrational frequencies experienced in mountain bike riding occur between 5Hz to 50Hz.
All handlebars act to dampen some of these harmful vibrations. Yet all handlebars also have a unique frequency at which they resonate - thereby increasing the harmful vibrations. Resonance typically occurs between 12Hz to 25Hz. This creates “The Perfect Storm” and the highest risk towards causing hard arm numbness and fatigue and arm-pump.
SPANK aimed to move the handlebar’s natural resonant frequency into higher ranges, rather than battle amplitude. The reason for this is twofold. Higher frequencies are less common in cycling and are less harmful to the human body. Vibrocore™ is how we achieved this, effectively “taking the Buzz out of the Bar”.
• Key technologies: Vibrocore™, Dual XGT, CNC Bending, MGR, Big-Taper(105mm) design
• Material: Zirconium Doped 7-Series Alloy
• Weight (g): ±300
• Diameter (g): 35
• Rise (mm): 25
• Length (mm): 820
• Geometry (deg): 5° up x 8 ° back
• Finish: Shotpeen anodized, decal logos
• Discipline: Race / Freeride