Spank Spike Pedals Review

5.00 out of 5
By Syd Patricio    on Oct 26, 2011

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April 27, 2015
Model/Year: 2015

Pros: Durable, lightweight, removable/customizable pegs

Cons: none that I can think of

Recommendation: super grippy with 5-10s, nice wide platform with low profile. Sexy pedal, but you pay the price. That said they are worth the money.

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May 28, 2014
Pros: Light, thin profile, very durable, spikes are super sticky. These are the best platform pedals I have ever used.

Cons: Price

Recommendation: Well worth the money. Don't second guess it, you will not be disappointed

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December 12, 2012
Model/Year: 2012

Pros: Back last winter when I decided to take the plunge into the flat pedal/flat shoe world, I did alot of research on which were the best shoes and best pedals to make that transition. For shoes, I decided on the Five Ten brand (I have two reviews on two of their shoes) but could not decide on a pedal. For confidence, I know I needed something that felt stable and wide under my feet, since I was worried about slipping off all the time after riding clipped in for so long. I also wanted something that looked good to go with my new full suspension bike. Many of the flat pedals I was looking at seemed a bit too thick and looked heavy. When I came across the SPANK brand, I was totally blown away by how cool they looked. They were thinner than most (12 mm to be exact) and definitely seemed like they had a wider platform to put my foot on. I read all the other positive reviews on these pedals and decided to order a red pair. Definitely a great decision on buying this product. They were super easy to install, and look great on the bike. They are super durable and hardly show any wear and tear even after a year of bashing the pedals against many rocks. I have not lost any of the pegs or broken any of them for that matter, which adds to the durability factor. With my new shoes and the feel of these pedals, I made the transition from clipped in, to flat pedals and shoes within minutes. I can safely say that I now ride with MORE confidence and better skills after going this route and steering away from clipped in for sure.

Cons: I also have had the squeaky noise on the pedal from time to time while pedaling, but it does not bother me at all, and usually seems to subside the longer the ride.

Recommendation: I highly recommend these pedals. The colors are cool, the feel is great, durability is a plus, and for the 120 dollars I paid, I feel they were well worth the money.

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April 10, 2012
Pros: Lots of grip

Recommendation: I switched back to platforms from clips because I was sick of worrying about having to unclip, especially in rock gardens and obstacles... who is really comfortable having their feet clipped in for that? I LOVE THESE PEDALS! They are really thin and lightweight, the grip really well, and I have yet to slip off. I bought some Teva Links shoes so that helps with holding the pins. I have my confidence back and can now tackle the rocks again. I have the orange version and they are a lot more anodized looking than the pictures let on. Perfect, reliable pedals!

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December 9, 2011
Model/Year: 2011

Pros: Love the shape and the aspect that these have been forged rather than a cookie cutter design that many others follow. I also really love the 12mm thickness or thinness.

Cons: none

Recommendation: Installing these uses an 8mm allen key. Easy enough, but the best part of these pedals is that they do exactly what the marketers say it does, it does improve cornering and the platform holds the feet very well on the pedals. Definitely pedals I would recommend to anyone who is gravity oriented.

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Spank Spike 5.00 out of 5 based on 5 ratings. 5 user reviews.