The Spank Spike manages to be impressively thin at just 12mm thick, but it's also incredibly strong. These pedals offer an improved pedaling and cornering clearance, a lowered center of gravity, and improved pedaling efficiency. Sealed industrial bearings sit flush with the crankarms to give you a reduction in Q-factor. Lastly, the extra long platform improves grip and support.
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I swapped my clip pedals for these platforms. These are lighter and grip just as well. Pedaling is different in the way you are all pushing instead of being able to pull while clipped in. But I like the ride I don't slip and I can get my foot down in a heart beat. I road crank brothers for 15 years and I liked them but I wrecked bad a while back because I couldn't get my foot off the pedal. I know it was a once in a lifetime situation but enough for me to switch.
Awesome grip. Super sticky. I ended up removing 3 pins per pedal just to get some movement. Ultra sturdy and well worth the price. I started mountain biking on clip less pedals 2 years ago. Just switched to these flats in December. A lot more fun to ride. Feel like I can put more power down. Plus they say "Spank".
Pros: Great Grip, tough thoughtful design. Cons : Noisy I Have been riding on these for about 1 year to replace my deity decoy LT's which are great problem free pedals. They have a very nice profile and the shape really does help deflect off rocks and roots. So far no broken pins. The finish came off pretty quick but that's pretty standard for most my anodized pedals. People complain about the bulge for the bearing but after a little bit of time on them you get used to it, and on most pedals there is a gap there anyway so I don't feel like it is fair to complain about it since on any other pedal you wouldn't put your foot there. The pedals have had a redesign because they made a squeaking sound when the axle nut rubs sticky shoes like 5 tens. I have the redesigned model and it still makes a squeaking sound from time to time which gets annoying. It is solved by putting a drop of oil on the end but I would rather not have to do it. Overall a great pedal minus a squeak here and there, and I would give it 5 stars if it wasn't for that.
Nice and thin, but also very wide and durable. After a season on these I have been extremely impressed. My foot stays glued to the pedals with 5-10 rubber and durability has been non-issue.
I rode these pedals all last season on my downhill bike and occasionally on my all mountain bike. The platform is great. It is large, the pins are durable and easy to replace, the profile is small so it doesn't always hit/catch on rocks. The outboard bushing wore out very quickly on my set. It is not a huge deal but I was disappointed that halfway through the season the bushing was shot and it had to be replaced. Otherwise great pedal and highly recommended.
these pedals are amazing. I was use to riding clips and this is my first set of flats since then, I had no issues with grip or my feet coming off the pedals.