Truvativ Giga Pipe DH LT Bottom Bracket

2.4/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $45.00

Product Description

The DH LT model uses a whopping 3 sealed cartridge bearings for maximum life and bearing impact strength. Designed for downhill and freeriding.

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by mike a Downhiller from yreka

Date Reviewed: October 30, 2006

Strengths:    it makes cool noises

Weaknesses:    corrosion, lock rings strip really easy,

Bottom Line:   
spend the extra money and buy something a better, its worth it

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Favorite Trail:   dusties trail

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   came with bike

Similar Products Used:   Truvativ Gigapipe Team DH Bottom Bracket

Bike Setup:   2005 big hit manitou sherman sliders

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Ben from Denver, CO/Williamstown, MA

Date Reviewed: February 19, 2006

Strengths:    Ummm...worked for six months?

Weaknesses:    Bad seals, corroded

Bottom Line:   
This thing was fine until I rode a race when it rained 7 inches in one day. One week later my bottom bracket had major play. The seals did not work and the bearing corroded and crushed because they were too small to begin with.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   FSA Platinum Pro

Bike Setup:   2005 Jamis Dakar XC Comp w/truvativ cranks

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ryan N. a Cross Country Rider from Tulsa, OK, USA

Date Reviewed: December 30, 2005

Strengths:    Contact seals look impressive... we'll see if they work. Bought as OE takeoff so the price can't be beat.

Weaknesses:    Needs unusual installation tool, see below

Bottom Line:   
I just installed this tonight, full review to come. I wanted to warn everyone that the normal Shimano/ISIS BB tool does not work on Truvativ brackets. This is basically an old XTR/Ultegra BB tool, circa 98-99 with 8 teeth. PricePoint does a good job of informing you of this. Jenson does not and most shops will have this tool for their use, but probably don't sell it for home use. What you will need is the shimano TL-UN95, the Park BBT-8 or the Sette equivalent from PricePoint.

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Favorite Trail:   Turkey Mountain

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $19.00

Purchased At:   JensonUSA

Similar Products Used:   Shimano square tapers

Bike Setup:   Planet X Jack Flash converted for trail use, Hussefelt 22/32/BashGuard, X.0 shifters & derailleur, Avid mechs with SpeedDial Ti levers, Reba, Chris King, Thompson, SAAGO stem

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by James from Melbourne, Australia

Date Reviewed: April 16, 2005

Strengths:    Strong, hasnt broken yet, pedals pretty easy

Weaknesses:    None yet, probably a bit heavy but hey

Bottom Line:   
Its good, hasnt broken yet. What more could you want from a bottom bracket?

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Bike Setup:   Mongoose thunderball stock

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Zane Longden a Downhiller from Grants Pass, OR

Date Reviewed: January 31, 2005

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    Has seizure problems since the initial install.

Bottom Line:   
Accidently got this DH LT instead of the Team DH that I ordered. Didn't even realize until I took it out today because it is ruined. May have 3 bearings but the seals are a joke. Crap gets in there and then it is a matter of time before it is ruined. Lasted almost a year, but I am only a 155 lbs dude.. My opinion is skip this model and opt for the GigaPipe Team DH model. And always check your parts if you mail-order them to make sure you get what you actually paid for!!

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Favorite Trail:   The next one...

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $52.00

Purchased At:   Universal Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Race Face, Shimano

Bike Setup:   Kona Stinky P, Super-T, Atomlab Trailpimps (26", 24"), Arrow tires, Hayes 8ers, Sram X.0, RaceFace this and that, and Azonic pedals & handlebar

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