First Look: Truvativ Descendant TLD CoLab Components 9

Truvativ continues to blend style and performance through an ongoing collaboration with Troy Lee Designs. Plus, SRAM's latest DH groups get official.

First Look: Truvativ Descendant TLD CoLab Components

A few years back Truvativ launched the CoLab series, a lineup of components featuring custom art and graphics developed in tandem with various Pros, artists, and connoisseurs. Troy Lee Designs has been highly influential for both style and attitude for eons, and with a long-term relationship with SRAM it is a no-brainer to see more joint products from the two. The CoLab series is not exclusive technology, rather it is an opportunity for riders to express themselves through custom graphics, and Troy Lee Designs has come up with yet another way to stand out in the crowd.

The latest collaboration features graphics inspired by hi-tech camouflage. The highly praised Truvativ Descendant series cranks and bars are the only places to find the TLD CoLab graphics, but the series is versatile enough to be used on just about any bike. We are running the cranks and bar on our trail bike, and noted that they attract quite a bit of attention in a busy sea of carbon and neon without being too extreme for our taste. Style is a subjective measure; however, any rider looking to refine the appearance of their bike will no doubt want to give the Descendant TLD CoLab series a look.

Truvativ Descendant TLD CoLab Crankset

  • Speeds: 11/12
  • BB compatibility: DUB – all configurations available
  • Chainring: 32t direct mount (34, 36t available as OEM)
  • Crank length: 165mm, 170mm, 175mm
  • Chainline: 52mm
  • Chainring material: aluminum
  • Crank arm material: carbon
  • Signature Troy Lee Designs style
  • Color: black, red
  • Weight: 487g (175mm, 32t)
  • MSRP: $449.99 USD

Truvativ Descendant TLD CoLab DH Crankset

  • Speeds: 10/11
  • BB compatibility: DUB – all configurations available
  • Chainring: 32, 36t direct mount (34, 38t available as OEM)
  • Crank length: 165mm, 170mm
  • Chainline: 49mm, 52mm, 56.5mm
  • Chainring material: aluminum
  • Crank arm material: carbon
  • Signature Troy Lee Designs style
  • Color: black, red
  • Weight: 479g (DH73, 165mm, 32T), 530g (DH83, 165mm, 36T)
  • MSRP: $449.99 USD

Truvativ Descendant TLD CoLab Bar

  • Bar material: carbon or aluminum
  • Width: 750mm, 760mm, 800mm
  • Rise: 20mm, 25mm
  • Bend: 5° rise, 7°/9° back sweep
  • Clamp: 31.8mm, 35mm
  • Signature Troy Lee Designs style
  • Weight: 219/230g (31.8/35mm carbon), 345/310g (31.8/35mm aluminum)
  • MSRP: $199.99 USD (carbon) / $99.99 USD (aluminum)


Also Updated: SRAM X01 DH and GX DH 

In addition to the new Troy Lee Designs CoLab series, SRAM is also officially launching the latest X01 DH and GX DH components. The X01 DH cranks now feature an abrasion guard to prevent rub and keep things looking fresh. Both X01 DH and GX DH have moved to the DUB system.

Press Release:

X01 DH

There’s good, better and best. And best makes all the difference. X01 DH delivers quicker shifting, smarter gear steps, and more precise chain management. It’s purpose-built for gravity athletes, from World Champions to the local pro. It’s hard working and well rounded. Lightweight and durable. This is the absolute top of the field — for those that know the difference.

Proven on the Podium

Drop in. Blast berms. Win. Our precise and dependable 7-speed DH drivetrain developed by and for World Champions — and the champs of the local parks.

DUB Seals Better and Lasts Longer

Welcome DUB to the X01 DH family. The premiere BB technology seals better, lasts longer, reduces weight and offers flawless performance.

GX DH 

Dependability and durability translate to performance and long-term value. GX DH incorporates technologies from the industry-leading X01 DH drivetrain into a more approachable package. We focused on what matters most and cut zero corners, so this workhorse won’t slow down your ride — or lighten your wallet.


CoLab components are available starting June 2019, while the new X01 DH and GX DH components are available now.

Visit www.sram.com for more details.

Photos by Jessie McAuley and SRAM

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