Truvativ Sealex DH BB Bottom Bracket

2.33/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $34.00


Product Description

The Sealex DH is designed for the most demanding downhill riders. Weight is not an issue here, you just want something that won't break.


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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Chris a Weekend Warrior from Yokosuka

Date Reviewed: November 30, 2004

Strengths:    Smooth and Strong.

Weaknesses:    Short life and Durability of bearings.

Bottom Line:   
Good for a temporary BB, but nothing really to great about it, didn't even last all that long. The only good ISIS BB in theory is the one FSA is putting out, the Platinum MegaExo ISIS BB that has external bearings. But in my opinion you might as well skip ISIS and go with the Outboard Bearing style, like the Shimano Saints.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Cycle Cave (LBS)

Similar Products Used:   Shimano Deore w/ square taper BB.

Bike Setup:   Weyless XP, Manitou Swinger 3-way Coil, Rock Shocks Psylo, Race Face Prodigy, Mavic XM321, Shimano XTR (M952) Front and Rear Derailleurs, Shimano Deore LX Shifters, Hayes HFX Comp Disc.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Joe Parnell a Weekend Warrior from Southampton

Date Reviewed: April 11, 2003

Strengths:    Axle hasnt bent yet!

Weaknesses:    Heavy considering its strength. Creeking and slow bearings

Bottom Line:   
After just two days riding of pretty big staires (7 foot biggest) the bearings are ******! Whats worse is am only 15 and way a measly 7 AND A HALF STONE!!!!!!!!!! Bearings also slow and very unsmooth at start. dont buy if u like going big. (which it actually says on the bb!!) LOL

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Favorite Trail:   Bar end

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   melchsham cycles

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   planet x bommer, dirt jumper IIIs, truvativ husselfelt cranks and bb. Titec. FUNN(quality)

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jordan Lambert a Weekend Warrior from Hanwell, CANADA,

Date Reviewed: February 19, 2003

Strengths:    Has not completely failed yet! ISIS

Weaknesses:    Weak and not suited for freeriding. Sticky.

Bottom Line:   
Was sweet when first installed but spindle bent after about 3 months of moderate freeride use. Makes chainrings move slightly out of line. Bearings still in place and rolling but sticky in spots when crank turns. Avoid if you are into any kind of heavy use.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Bike Canada

Similar Products Used:   Shimano XT

Bike Setup:   K@ Brass Monkey with XT, rhynos, Titec and Truvative North Shore stuff

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by e from honolulu

Date Reviewed: February 17, 2003

Strengths:    free

Weaknesses:    rough, heavy, junk

Bottom Line:   
I replaced this piece of junk with an FSA TI BB. Isis works great but truvative needs much help with their bb. My Stylo Team crank has been the best and the FSA BB has lasted and worked great.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   adrenaline

Similar Products Used:   XTR, FSA TI


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Ryan Hill a Downhiller from Santa Barbara, CA

Date Reviewed: January 3, 2003

Strengths:    It worked well for a while. Hasn't broken and I've thrashed it.

Weaknesses:    After a little more than six months of riding I have noticed a large amount of play and some nasty creaking in the bb. The bearings are shot and the thing is a pain and a half to get out. Truvativ should have used a shimano system(deep splines) to remove the bb, not the stupid notches on an outer ring. All but impossible to move. This is my second truvativ bb with the same problem in less than a year.

Bottom Line:   
It worked great until the play issues, though installing it was tough and hard to get it in tight enough. The noise is now unbearable, though I may ride on it tommorrow, hopefully I can find a fsa bb at a good price.

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Favorite Trail:   Knapps!

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Warranty claim from Bicycle bob's

Similar Products Used:   Shimano

Bike Setup:   Kona Chute, Mr. T, xt discs, race face cranks...etc

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rob Gilson a Weekend Warrior from new york, new york, USA

Date Reviewed: December 12, 2002

Strengths:    Industructible, creak free, never worry about it,insanely smooth

Weaknesses:    none, weighs more than both my cranks, but eh

Bottom Line:   
Tired of worrying about your cranks' interface? buy this, this is the s2#t

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Favorite Trail:   my 16 acre back yard

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   Alto Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Shimano crap, Race Face Evolve DH

Bike Setup:   Trek 6000 hardtail frame, Prodigy Cranks, Sun Rhynolite Rims, Panaracer Fire XC Pro tires, Race Face DH bar, Intense lock-jaw grips, Shimano lx componentry, paid more on upgrades than the initial price.

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