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Truvativ Descendant DH Crankset

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Good Affordable All Around Crankset

The Good:

Priced right, light weight for the material, race proven, multiple BB options

The Bad:

Can't think of anything

Overall Review:

I bought these for an Intense Tracer build. In short, they worked great, mine came with thread in BB which held up fine with no issues.  I did trail riding, All Mountain and DH with this bike and these cranks.  Highly recommend for mid level crankset.

Worthy Cranks

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.


Product Truvativ Descendant DH Crankset
Riding Type Freeride / Bike Park, Downhill
Arm Material Forged AL7050-T6 Alloy
Arm Material Details 7050 aluminum
Arm Lengths 165mm, 170mm, 175mm Options
Bolt Pattern 4 Bolt
Ring Options 36 and 38 tooth 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
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