SPANK INDUSTRIES is one of very few brands of its size in the world, with in-house design, development and manufacturing of our complete line of unique and exclusive components. We do not outsource the manufacture of our designs to industrial scale factories.
From delivery of the highest quality raw materials, we actually manufacture our product ourselves in our wholly owned factory, which is called FRATELLI INDUSTRIES.
AT HOME ON THE EMERALD GREEN ISLAND OF TAIWAN
SPANK INDUSTRIES rims are precision handcrafted in our own factory, FRATELLI INDUSTRIES. Each rim undergoes 12 quality control checks before it reaches you. In order to optimize the robust, yet light-weight to performance ratio you expect, SPANK INDUSTRIES has developed a number of patented technologies which begin with the design principles of our products, are implemented meticulously during our material processing and manufacturing methods, and ultimately tested in the field by our professional factory athletes before we make them available to you.
HANDLEBAR DESIGN & MANUFACTURE
We carefully select the perfect alloy for each new handlebar model independently, based on the desired level of strength, stiffness, compliance and comfort. Processes such as tube drawing increase the strength of alloys by breaking down the grain size and optimizing strength to weight ratio. Our XGT Technology is a SPANK proprietary design that minimizes stress risers (weak points where breaks and bends could occur). This XGT design dissipates energy in a ‘free flow’ from the bar clamp zone to the tapered bar ends, and combined with our butting and swaging technique, ensures precision wall thicknesses and a safer cockpit for you.
PEDAL & STEM CNC
Forging alloy in a mould, piece by piece, needs more time, and ultimately costs more. But this is just the beginning of what we invest into bringing a superior pedal and stem to the market.
We equipped ourselves with latest-technology in-house manufacturing centre. Employing 5-Axis Japanese CNC machines, PCD Diamond cutting tools from the leading automotive supplier in Germany, and Swiss-made fixtures, we have spared no expense to develop and improve on our pedal and stem.
Because we specifically designed our own new complete manufacturing lines to satisfy our need for a superior pedal, we can now achieve tolerances and consistency normally reserved for the aerospace industry.