Truvativ Giga Pipe Team DH Isis BB Bottom Bracket

3.09/5 (23 Reviews)
MSRP : $34.49


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Product Description

Truvativ Giga Pipe DH ISIS Bottom Bracket: Giga Pipe is a massive heat-treated CroMoly spindle for increased stiffness. Precision full-complement sealed cartridge bearings. M15 crank bolts inlcuded...


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by alx903 a Cross Country Rider from Russia

Date Reviewed: May 10, 2011

Strengths:    Very reliable, after six years runs like new

Weaknesses:    non

Bottom Line:   
Never had any problems after six years of use. Runs as new, no service, nothing. Fit and forget.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   chip BB

Bike Setup:   haro escape 8.3 2005 stock

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by gewizz2 a Weekend Warrior from spain

Date Reviewed: May 15, 2010

Strengths:    its very strong b4 it breaks

Weaknesses:    bombproof bb? the bearings suck!

Bottom Line:   
i hav never had a good bike but them bbs had always lasted through allsorts of abuse 4 years, but my p1 bike"apparently strong" has a bb thats loose as f?*k and the rear hubs nakerd too! i guess i hav 2 buy a truvativ bb to replace it bcoz im keeping my truvativ cranks!

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $100000.00

Purchased At:   stolen it

Similar Products Used:   cheap cheap bottom brackets!

Bike Setup:   p1 2006

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by WWStone a Weekend Warrior from Scootsdale, AZ

Date Reviewed: June 17, 2009

Strengths:    Easy to install, rolled smooth and the axle is strong. Good price.

Weaknesses:    Doesn't last very long.....failed.

Bottom Line:   
I only had 3-400 miles on the BB b4 it developed a creek. That eventually turned into play at the crank. This is the only BB in 12 years of riding that has failed.

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Favorite Trail:   National

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Price Point

Similar Products Used:   Shimano XT, SHMNO Xt outboard & Truvativ outboard.

Bike Setup:   Diamondback Mission 2

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by amadkins a Cross Country Rider from MI

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2008

Strengths:    Easily removed

Weaknesses:    Crappy Quality

Bottom Line:   
6 weeks and 150 miles was all it took to blow it out. Crap.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   Cycletherapy

Similar Products Used:   Team SL

Bike Setup:   Kona Kikapu Deluxe

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by G Dawg a Downhiller from nelson, bc

Date Reviewed: September 13, 2007

Strengths:    lasts a long time, does what it is supposed to do

Weaknesses:    eventually breaks - AFTER 3+ YEARS!

Bottom Line:   
i can't say enough good things about this bb. it lasted just over 3 years on my bike, and I rode a ton of DH (15k+ vertical feet each weekend) this summer and part of last. it only just gave out, and at that, it still runs - just not very smooth. no complaints. lots of bad comments about this bb, but not many out there have a score of more than 3.5 chilis...

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Favorite Trail:   a-line

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   calgary cycle

Similar Products Used:   nothing else in the past 3 years

Bike Setup:   vp-free, fox 40, hope brakes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Roman from Tallinn, Estonia

Date Reviewed: April 10, 2007

Strengths:    It has not gave me any trouble, install it and forget about it =)

Weaknesses:    Believe me, there is none

Bottom Line:   
Actually im using this BB for 8 monthes, 2 days ago i removed BB for chainguide installation. Ive checked how it spins, and it worked perfectly (i ride hard - street), almost like new. Ive got Gigapipe DH (not Team DH), i dont know why most of reviewers complaining.. this is real DH/FR Bottom Bracket!

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Favorite Trail:   Everywhere

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   Jalgratta Keskus

Similar Products Used:   FSA Platinum Pro (broke on a second day, but there was an issue - left cup didnt fit entirely in BB shell, size of BB and frame shell was correct, so whats up with that i dont have any idea)

Bike Setup:   Street rig - still upgrading to BOMB bike =)

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Krish from europe

Date Reviewed: March 3, 2007

Strengths:    when not placed in frame looks cool

Weaknesses:    after about 5 months of ridin' there are some strange noises comming from this bb [like cracking and grinding] and now i've been using it for 6th month and this bb is DEAD

also the cups in the sides are ALU so it makes so god damn easy to wrap them...


Bottom Line:   
for first 4-5 months this bb worked great, but then started different problems with it

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $55.00

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   freeride ht [avid hydros, mz drop offs, atomlab trailpimps, and race face goodies]

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by tom paas a Cross Country Rider from crede

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2006

Strengths:    NONE

Weaknesses:    ALL

Bottom Line:   
I've made the mistake of purchasing several of these.
These BB's are the only BB's that start creaking as soon as their put into service...absolute junk. Based on poorly they perform, I wouldn't buy any other Truvativ product!

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Favorite Trail:   all

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $48.00

Purchased At:   various on-line retailers

Similar Products Used:   FSA, Shimano, RF...freaking too many to mention

Bike Setup:   blur

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Curt MacNeill a Downhiller from Jackson Hole, WY

Date Reviewed: May 14, 2006

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    Let's see... I rode the thing for about 2 months and it already needs to be replaced. The spindle does not spin smoothly and bearings seemed to be housed.

Bottom Line:   
Don't buy a Team Dh bottom bracket.It's sucks. Period.

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Favorite Trail:   Lithium in Jackson

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   A bike shop

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   05 Demo 8 w/ Boxxer

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by nathan from hamilton

Date Reviewed: April 20, 2006

Strengths:    aparently strong?

Weaknesses:    everything

Bottom Line:   
where do i start?

when i got my bike it came stock with a crappy truvativ bb and it was creaking within 2 weeks. i greased it up and it lasted another 6 months until i noticed some wobble in it. i pulled it out and there was 1/8 inch wobble to it. NO JOKE!!.

i took it to my bike shop and they upgraded me to the gigapipe team dh after they talked to the warantee dept.(i couldnt get an awnser out of them)anywho... i threw it and if you torque it to their specs it wont spin, so i backed it off a lil bit.

all was fine for a whole 2 WEEKS!! until i got some extremly loud creaking from it. i pulled it out and the spindle was bent because the bearings were grinding on only the one side. i took it into the shop and they told me to literally abuse it until it had some wobble so i could another one

How long does the cycle go on for???

Bottom line: you will have better luck with even shimano and raceface

did i mention how much hussefelt cranks suck too, i ride a dually and i ripped the fricken inserts out!!! just thought id let you know

ZERO chillies for this peice of crap(if i could)

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   any suggestions? i need a good dh bb

Bike Setup:   bighit, dorado, mag 30, mtx, raceface cranks, diablous bar

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jeff Foehr a Downhiller from SLC,UT,USA

Date Reviewed: September 27, 2005

Strengths:    Nothing, it held the cranks in place.

Weaknesses:    1 season at Deer Valley and it's shot, bearings are gone and for a "Downhill Botom Bracket" they only give you a 1 year warranty.

Bottom Line:   
Do not buy this, IF truvativ is any good with customer service I will repost with what happens.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   lBS

Similar Products Used:   Race Face, Shimano....

Bike Setup:   Azonic Eliminator w/ Jr T. Super T conversion

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Bullrider a Downhiller from CA

Date Reviewed: June 6, 2005

Strengths:    Price
Spindle is strong


Weaknesses:    Bearings went south faster than any bb I have ever had. Creaks like it was a frog...

Bottom Line:   
Works, but not very long. My local shops said that they always have bearing problems with Truvativ, and it seems as though I am no exception.

It did take some good abuse, but I epected it to last longer.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Lots of Shimano.

Bike Setup:   Bullit, z150, Hayes, Raceface, etc.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by eric a Weekend Warrior from madison wi

Date Reviewed: April 19, 2005

Strengths:    everything

Weaknesses:    water makes it run poorly when it gets inside the shell, but if you drain it it workd perfectly

Bottom Line:   
this is a sweet b/b and i will never ride anything else. it is a pain to drain it if you get water in the frame shell. but it makes up for it in strenght and stifness, i have had the b/b for a long time and only had to drain it once. it is really worth the money and it is best used w/ a holzfeller DH crank set.

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Favorite Trail:   quarry park

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $65.00

Purchased At:   eriks bike shop

Similar Products Used:   nothing

Bike Setup:   giant stp1, fox fork, mavic DH wheels, holzfeller cranks, hayes hfx9, easton vice, fsa bar, bling bling tires

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by carol a Cross Country Rider from Boone NC USA

Date Reviewed: March 28, 2005

Strengths:    sram's warranty department rocks, stiff till it takes a beating

Weaknesses:    weak, bearings stiffing up offten, but they come loose with a couple of spins

Bottom Line:   
I'm on my second one in less than 6 months. Sram warrentied my first one which broke on the trail with miles to go. NOw my replacement has play in it which is very noticeable when peddalling. I'm not impressed with this thing. DOn't believe the "go big" advertisment, that's crap. If this thing can't stand up to my riding it's not strong enough to be a DH bb. Most abuse i've put this thing through is a couple of 5 foot drops to flat. I am on a hard tail, but i don't consider that "going Big." I don't know what hard core sponsored riders are using, but if they're running this thing they must have a stock pile, and change out every week or so. I'm going to stick with this model as long as sram continuies to warranty it. I will never pay for another one. In defence of this product, i've yet to find a bb that lasts.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   race face

Bike Setup:   hard tail: dh parts

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Frank keyser a Downhiller from seattle

Date Reviewed: November 10, 2004

Strengths:    large spindals no creaking, this is probably the best bottom bracket i have ever had.i have gone threw a bunch of bottom brackets made by truvativ and i have busted my share of spindals. so i decided to this baby and nothing yet.

Weaknesses:    dosent really have one other then its a little on the heavy side.

Bottom Line:   
its a good bottom braket, use it for what it says on the braket. GO BIG!

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Favorite Trail:   SST

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   Alki bike and board.

Similar Products Used:   giga pipe sl, race face team dh.

Bike Setup:   rm6, white bothers dh3 fork, truvativ hussaflt bars,alex rims esd25, king nothred head set.

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