Truvativ Howitzer Bottom Bracket

3.71/5 (14 Reviews)
MSRP : $63.99


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Product Description

Designed from the ground up as the ultimate DH bottom bracket, with the biggest bearing cups & probably the biggest bearings ever, the Howitzer will handle all of the rigorous riding you dish. Couple this BB with any of our Downhill rated cranks & you’re ready to hit it.


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Reviews 1 - 14 (14 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by CrashCorbett a Downhiller from UK

Date Reviewed: October 17, 2008

Strengths:    very tough bb, fit and forget. i love hucking over 50ft jumps and down 20ft drops and mine's not complained once

Weaknesses:    nothing as of yet, just needs tightening as you'd expect

Bottom Line:   
best bb i've ever used. i normaly round them off or bend them by now so very impressed.

GET ONE!!

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Favorite Trail:   anywhere fast :)

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Came on bike

Bike Setup:   08 scott gambler, 66's, vanilla r and ex729 rims

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by kyle goetz a Weekend Warrior from kincardine, ontario, canada

Date Reviewed: July 20, 2008

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    i didn't find any. it worked well the first 2 months.. now it is bent really bad. no clue how, i don't have one thing good to say about it. i say save your money and get a better one

Bottom Line:   
save money and get better

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Favorite Trail:   pauls

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   mildmay home hardwar

Similar Products Used:   unno

Bike Setup:   2007 khs dj 50, it came on bike

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Alex MacKinnon from Sarnia Ontario Canada

Date Reviewed: August 14, 2007

Strengths:    solid bottom bracket for a about a year, gives a wider stance, feels nice to ride

Weaknesses:    only good for about a year, mine still works after a year and 3 months but it crunches when I pedal

Bottom Line:   
Good for a bout a year, i would recommend getting the one with bigger bearings because I think one of my bearing smashed hence the crunching noise, other than thats its an ok product.

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Favorite Trail:   my dirt jumps

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $85.00

Purchased At:   Petrolia Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Transition TOP frame (2004), Z1 Fr3 forks (2005), mtx rims, husselfelt/howitzer combo

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John a Downhiller from Surrey/Kent Engalnd

Date Reviewed: July 17, 2007

Strengths:    Very strong, holds up well to 5 foot drops. Only had it 3 months and its going really well!

Weaknesses:    Need a special tool to reach torque setting wen fitting.

Bottom Line:   
Buy it if you need something strong and durable. Not for for average X rider.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   Evans

Similar Products Used:   Standard 24/7 bb.

Bike Setup:   24/7 Dark Angel DH1

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Connor a Downhiller from Fresno, CA. USA

Date Reviewed: June 21, 2007

Strengths:    everything
strong
stiff
looks awesome when its out of the bike
looks pretty cool on it too


Weaknesses:    none yet

Bottom Line:   
great bb
i use it on my urban/dj bike
its awesome
used it for 9 months now
no probs what soever
well
had to grease the bearings
but thats easy

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Favorite Trail:   tollhouse

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   tri-sport

Similar Products Used:   none


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by mike spaff a Downhiller from Franklin lakes nj

Date Reviewed: March 27, 2007

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    the bearings go bye bye

Bottom Line:   
its horrable, im going through my third bottom bracket, howitzer, and its not even the dh season yet

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Favorite Trail:   alpine

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   bike shop

Similar Products Used:   a xc bb

Bike Setup:   06 stinky, dhx 5.0 air, sram x-9, e-13, 888s soon

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:4
Submitted by David a Downhiller from Sammamish WA USA

Date Reviewed: January 20, 2007

Strengths:    uhhh well it didn't have any in my opinion

Weaknesses:    pain to install... and after 10 minutes of riding broke inside.

Bottom Line:   
well 10 minutes and it brakes.... hard time installing...
i ordered a new one so we'll see how that one works.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Bike Setup:   freeride Diamondback xts moto jr.t mavic 325

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Andy a Downhiller from Seattle Wa USofA

Date Reviewed: January 13, 2007

Strengths:    Nice n solid. easy to instal/uninstal

Weaknesses:    dern thing started to knock. like someones tapping on the bottom of ur foot with a paddle

Bottom Line:   
i wouldnt concider buying this if u have a little extra money.it can be quite frustrating and embarassing riding around with loud clicks every 1/4 pedal stroke

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   came with bike

Similar Products Used:   *shrug*

Bike Setup:   iron horse sohon bucho swapped to boxxer team fork and Xtension pedals. funn stem.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nick Wolsink a Downhiller from Germany

Date Reviewed: November 21, 2006

Strengths:    It is strong, cheap and simple to install.

Weaknesses:    It won't last for more than one year.

Bottom Line:   
This is a good value for money BB. I am running my second now and I'll probably buy a third next year :)

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Favorite Trail:   Winterberg / Germany

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Truvativ Gigapipe, Shimano XTR

Bike Setup:   Specialized Demo9, Marzocchi888RC2x, FoxDHX5, HopeMono6/4, Deemax UST, Truvativ Howitzer BB&Cranks, MRP System3 Chainguide.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sean a Downhiller from poole,dorset,uk

Date Reviewed: September 12, 2006

Strengths:    gives u sonfidence knowing thats what is supporting you, absoulete bombproof, no problems all round brilliantness

Weaknesses:    sometimes creaks but soon fixed with oil

Bottom Line:   
gives you great confidence

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   came with bike

Bike Setup:   saracen xess 2 highly customized

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by michael bolge a Downhiller from australia

Date Reviewed: August 19, 2006

Strengths:    its real strong with massive bearings, and qiuet smooth.

Weaknesses:    its not taperd all the way, it creeks and groans wen pumping on it. and wen you tighten it the bearing crush in!!! maby i just got a dodgy one.

Bottom Line:   
it kinnda crap i think, but everyone says i just got a dodgey one soo ill take it. im getting it back on warrenty anyway. its pritty cheap, for $130 aus bucks

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Favorite Trail:   marian dirt jumps

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   got it with bike STP 0 07

Bike Setup:   stp 0, pike forks, hollsfella crancks ect.. look on net.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Erik a Cross Country Rider from Dallas

Date Reviewed: July 16, 2006

Strengths:    Everything

Weaknesses:    None whatsoever!

Bottom Line:   
This is a remarkable BB. I have never had a problem with it even on 2+ feet drops. Pedals very smooth. I used it with the Bontrager Big Earl. 5 chilis:)

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Came with bike

Similar Products Used:   Nothing like this

Bike Setup:   Bruiser 3 that cracked in half. Putting parts on new frame.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jon Ridley a Downhiller from Watford, G London, UK

Date Reviewed: July 7, 2006

Strengths:    very strong, bb-mounted chain device compatible, very smooth, rock hard, little flex, HUGE bearings

Weaknesses:    none yet

Bottom Line:   
this bb is amazing, its strong, no flex, great bearings - theyre huge and external, no slip in the bolts, the only prob is you have to use howitzer cranks as it is a non-standard ISIS fitment. ive got some ruktions and theyre great! reali happy with it. its taken 6ft to flat concrete drops, no breakage. i do downhill often.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   fsa platinum

Bike Setup:   saracen xess 2 , very cutomised

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andy from Scotia, New York, USA

Date Reviewed: June 30, 2006

Bottom Line:   
The best and most heavy duty BB truvativ has to offer.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month


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