Truvativ TV Blackbox GXP Ceramic Bearing Cups Bottom Bracket

1.75/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $200.00

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Product Description

Truvativ GXP Black Box Ceramic Bearing Bottom Bracket MTB: Left and right bottom bracket bearing cup set for use on Giga X Pipe cranks with integrated GXP spindle: includes plastic seal/spacer-shell with o-rings. BlackBox (hybrid-ceramic bearing)...

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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by project3 a Cross Country Rider from malaysia

Date Reviewed: January 3, 2011

Strengths:    smooth! very smooth

Weaknesses:    gone in 1 ride of 40km. After relube last another 5 rides and now totally gone. Sending back to claim.

Bottom Line:   
crap! They say will repair, I say I want a brand new or money refund.

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Favorite Trail:   kiara

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $170.00

Similar Products Used:   token, shimano

Bike Setup:   XC

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by KTMracer a Racer from Denver

Date Reviewed: August 11, 2010

Strengths:    Lightweight

Weaknesses:    They failed after 1 month of light riding.
The dust covers do not stay on the bearing races, and the seals let dirt and water in on every ride
They are very expensive !!!
What a waste of money

Bottom Line:   
Very bad design, the seals and dust covers do not stay on the bearings. Dirt goes straight into the bearings and they fail after 5 or 6 rides (in dry conditions). These are the worst, DO NOT SPEND YOUR MONEY on the Truvativ Blackbox GXP.

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Favorite Trail:   Poison Spyder

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $170.00

Similar Products Used:   Chris King, XTR,

Bike Setup:   Carbon blur, Carbon Tallboy, Niner single speed

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by ripp-ripper a Racer from Scottsdale

Date Reviewed: May 14, 2010

Strengths:    Not sure

Weaknesses:    First BB lasted 10 rides with no wet riding. Warrantied easily and the second BB went in less than 150 miles with no wet riding. I am not happy with this product.

Bottom Line:   

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Favorite Trail:   All

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $165.00

Purchased At:   N/A

Similar Products Used:   FSA Ceramic BB

Bike Setup:   Titus Fireline 29er

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Climber999 a Cross Country Rider from Englewood, NJ 07631

Date Reviewed: October 27, 2009

Strengths:    Rolls smoothly

Weaknesses:    Emits a hissing, creaking sound when brand new. The annoying hiss diminishes as the bearing break in. I'm hoping soon it will disappear all together.

Bottom Line:   
Before purchasing the BB I was doubtful whether ceramic bearings would make any difference. I discovered there is one. Pedaling is smoother.

Is it much smoother? Is it worth the money? As for the former, not much, but you'd feel it. As for the latter, it's up to you.

I would purchase again a ceramic BB. In my mind whatever make me feel better ridding (physically! Not marketing BS), is worth the money.

One chilly off in value rating since it's costly for what it offers.
One chilly off in overall rating for the hiss.

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Favorite Trail:   Overseas

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   Frame builder

Similar Products Used:   GXP Team

Bike Setup:   Noir 1.1 crankset

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