Truvativ Descendant DH Crankset

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    The Good:

    Simple, relatively light weight compared to other non-carbon downhill cranks, stiff, tough

    The Bad:

    The paint wears off after while

    Overall Review:

    Really great crank from Truvativ. If their World Cup Team riders ride these, they must be good. I ride them on my Morewood Makulu and they really make the bike. You barely notice them - they just do their job. Dont know if it was just me, but I had to take the BB apart and clean in the first two weeks to stop an annoying creek, but once put back together I have had absolutely no trouble. Another thing I noticed is that because they have a flat outside surface with no ribs, your ankles rarely get hit or hurt. Overall, a reliable, strong, lightweight crank worthy of any build.

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    Product Truvativ Descendant DH Crankset
    Riding Type Freeride, Downhill
    Arm Material Forged AL7050-T6 Alloy
    Arm Material Details
    Arm Lengths 165mm, 170mm, 175mm Options
    Bolt Pattern 4 Bolt
    Ring Options 36t and 38t Options
    BB Shell Widths
    Spindle Interface GXP
    Colors Black
    Weight 1 lb 13 oz (822 g)
    Miscellaneous Descended from BlackBox technology, brings to the masses the crank used by 2009 World Champion Steve Peat. Truvativ’s downhill-race specific crank uses the same forged AL7050 material as in the freeride/DH Holzfeller, but in a second-shaving 822g package (that’s 240g less than the Holzfeller OCT). When your eye is on the podium, there is no room for compromise – that’s why the Descendant comes with the totally revamped GXP bottom bracket with Gutter Seal Technology.
    Price $210
    More Info Truvativ website