We waited a long time for this one. The original Descendant cranks, in our opinion, were a winner. Reasonably light, up for some abuse on the DH bike, and very well priced. It seems a lot of that carries over with the new Descendant Carbon crankset. Unfortunately these cranks don’t come in any downhill standards, but a sub-$350 carbon crankset isn’t something to scoff at.
We can dream Truvativ will one day drop a downhill-specific carbon Descendant crankset, but until then the revamped alloy cranks will have to do. Like their predecessor, the Descendant DH cranks are one of the most affordable big-bike-specific cranks on the market at under $200 USD while still being competitive with quite a few more expensive alloy options.
The new carbon Descendant riser bar is 750mm wide with 7-degrees of backsweep and 5-degrees of upsweep. It weights only 161-grams, and the new bars look like a winner for anyone who hasn’t gone the super-wide route on their trail bike.
750mm bars not your thing? Or maybe carbon isn’t your choice of material when it comes to handlebars? Truvativ has you covered with their 800mm wide alloy Descendant DH riser bar. Still not wide enough? Check out Kyle Strait’s Truvativ CoLab bar which just launched at the 2016 Crankworx Whistler.
Round out your DH build with a Descendant DH Seatpost available in 30.9mm and 31.6mm diameters with 350mm of length.
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