Truvativ Sealex Spline BB XR Bottom Bracket

1.89/5 (9 Reviews)
Weight : Solid/325 grams<br> Hollow/265 gram


Product Description

Truvativ BB's. Featuring the ISIS Drive System, Our spline BB's are 25% stiffer with twice the strength* which means you'll spend more of your time on your bike... not in the shop.

  • 3d cold forged CrMo
  • Sealed cartridge
  • Heat treated CrMo axle

    *as compared to a equivalent square hole crank and bottom bracket.



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    Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Rewi a Cross Country Rider from NZ

    Date Reviewed: November 10, 2008

    Strengths:    Lets the competition know you're on their tail

    Weaknesses:    Lets the competition know you're on their tail, as well as boradcasting your whereabouts to everyone on the trail

    Bottom Line:   
    Started creaking after my fourth ride. Despite a clean up it still creaks and groans like a waste disposal after about 2 hours of riding - not impressed

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    Favorite Trail:   RotoVegas

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   Race Face/XT/XTR

    Bike Setup:   Maverick Durance

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by T Yallop a Cross Country Rider from Ontario Canada

    Date Reviewed: June 17, 2005

    Strengths:    didn't snap it off

    Weaknesses:    bearings, seals

    Bottom Line:   
    this thing is a real piece of junk! I am a big guy,220 lbs,6.0 ft., but I am not abusive to my bike! I ride agressive single track and do not jump or do down hill. I have had this BB for a year and 1 month.It is so bad that the thing sounds like a pepper grinder. I dont use pressurized water to wash, so I'm guessing that trail water got in it, how? I don't know. It is supposed to be sealed right? anyway, pacific cycle won't fix it( 1 year warranty!) so my LBS is being really cool and is fixing it for me! It pays to be loyal to your LBS!!!!

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    Favorite Trail:   fanshawe lake

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   giga, xt

    Bike Setup:   stock GT avalanch 0.5

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Antonio Oliver a Cross Country Rider from morelia mexico

    Date Reviewed: April 11, 2004

    Strengths:    none

    Weaknesses:    weak!!!
    expensive


    Bottom Line:   
    this bottom bracket is the worst thing of the world. it came with my klein attitude and after about 2 months it was over.
    with and other bike a norco it happened the same after 6 months. thank god there are some race face bottom brackets
    dont buy it

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Similar Products Used:   race face

    Bike Setup:   xt, duke xc, klein, bontrager race, crank bros.

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Gerard v from new york

    Date Reviewed: September 11, 2003

    Strengths:    looks nice , cheap

    Weaknesses:    Bearings suck. No seals at all. Kinda heavy.

    Bottom Line:   
    I dont think this thing has a seal at all. It started grinding after a month of street riding. Is'nt this bb supposed to be used for cross country? Had to pull it off because i could'nt take the grinding noise anymore. I soaked it in bearing oil overnight. That killed the grinding noise somewhat but still has a couple of ruff spots. I'll ride it till it breaks and probably try raceface or FSA until truvative makes a decent bb for their cranks.

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    Favorite Trail:   City Streets

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $30.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   Square taper stuff

    Bike Setup:   Schwinn moab with mixed xt/deore parts and truvative firex crank.

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by pete l a Cross Country Rider from cucamonga

    Date Reviewed: May 22, 2003

    Strengths:    holds cranks on.

    Weaknesses:    yes

    Bottom Line:   
    this BB came on the bike, i rode it for about 2 months. one day i pulled the cranks off to clean 'em, and turned the spindle with my fingers. it had some really rough spots where it didn't want to go. i pulled it off and worked some oil inside, which seemed strange (isn't there supposed to be a seal to keep stuff out?). anyway it seemed to free it up some. guess it'll have to work 'till i find a better product(if there is such a thing in the bike world, (but that's a whole nother story)). the bottom,bottopm line is: i'm not impressed.

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    Favorite Trail:   lots

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   cam on bike

    Similar Products Used:   shimano,bontrager

    Bike Setup:   usual crapola

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Chris from Colchester

    Date Reviewed: July 15, 2002

    Strengths:    strong, splined

    Weaknesses:    wide

    Bottom Line:   
    cheap, strong, but has some bearing issues - unexplaned creaking and the like

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $30.00

    Purchased At:   jensonusa.com

    Similar Products Used:   square taper stuff


    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Chris a Downhiller from Victoria

    Date Reviewed: March 6, 2002

    Strengths:    Price.

    Weaknesses:    Bent and loosened up.

    Bottom Line:   
    For a company to boast that it is producing strong components and not pull thru for their customers is bad business. This BB would be good for a beginer xc rider and that is all.

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    Favorite Trail:   Code 4

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano etc...

    Bike Setup:   Lots of good stuff

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by BIGman a Weekend Warrior from Almaty, Kazakhstan

    Date Reviewed: February 28, 2002

    Strengths:    have seen

    Weaknesses:    no seals between shell and spindle

    Bottom Line:   
    The BB developed a gap in 4 month of using it. I'm sort of heavy, but wasn't making any carzy drops or anything like that. There's no seal (if there's is, haven't seen it) between shell and spindle and after a really dirty ride I got some mud inside the BB and now I can't wash it out, cuz its not servicable. Truvativ service was helpful, but I think I will go with some other maker like FSA or Race Face when bying new BB. Since it came stock on my '01 Stinky I had to use it. Dunno about other BBs by Truvativ but XR is not the best one for its price.

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    Favorite Trail:   Almaty suburbs

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Purchased At:   came stock

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano BBs

    Bike Setup:   stock

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Edward Baguer from N. Newark, NJ

    Date Reviewed: January 19, 2002

    Strengths:    Price, customer service, light weight, ISIS

    Weaknesses:    Flange on drive side extremely weak

    Bottom Line:   
    The product is light and does its job. I think there is a flaw in the material used for the flange on the drive side. I have had two of them snap at that same exact spot. I ride cross country and do not put a lot of abuse on my cranks. Truvativ's customer service is excellent. When it happened the first time they replaced the bottom bracket but twice in less that a year? I am most likely going to go with another manufacturer until they can convince me that they have fixed this issue. It is a shame that their bottom bracket doesn't live up to the quality of their cranks and chainrings.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano XT

    Bike Setup:   Litespeed Toccoa

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