Truvativ Hussefelt II Chain Accessories

3.85/5 (13 Reviews)
MSRP : $109.99


Product Description

Adjustable for 36-48 tooth chainrings.


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Reviews 1 - 13 (13 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by mark simpson a Downhiller from uk

Date Reviewed: October 30, 2004

Strengths:    nothing apaart that its 80% metal

Weaknesses:    very loud and looks crap too much plastic and does not keep the chain on top block tends to loosen no bearings in roller

Bottom Line:   
not a very good chain device and needs improving

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Favorite Trail:   any downhill place

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   rooox roller coaster
home made bodge up(piece of pipe and tape)
dmr


Bike Setup:   club roost vcv jnr t's,sdg,tioga,fsa,mavic,odi,hope hydraulics

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Joseph from New Zealand

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2003

Strengths:    cheapish

Weaknesses:    pretty crap design, if your chain ring is bent ever so slightly it wont work, drops chains repeatidly, no chain ring protection etc etc

Bottom Line:   
I wouldnt recomend buying this even if you ride lightly and dont use big rings, i was told positive things about it before i bought it but it really is not worth the money or time. 2 chillis cos it works on the flats, although it dose rub heaps.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by chewy wookie a Weekend Warrior from geelong, vic, australia

Date Reviewed: May 21, 2003

Strengths:    keeps the chain on most of the time, looks ok, i guess (i got the black one) ummmmm ahhh, thats about it

Weaknesses:    drops chain a fair bit when not set up properly, smashed the bottom roller in half on the weekend when it got bashed on a tree, it lossens my bb and the whole chain guide spins around wit the chainwheel, top box comes loose occasionally, no bearing in roller

Bottom Line:   
good for the price, just have it set up well. (mines twisted forward so the roller is almost touching the chainstay, this way it doesnt drop the chain nearly as much)
and for some f*cked up reason it keeps loosening my bb

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Favorite Trail:   somw place

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   some random

Bike Setup:   01 stinky

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by AJ a Downhiller from Bellingham WA, USA

Date Reviewed: January 19, 2003

Strengths:    NOTHING!

Weaknesses:    THIS IS THE LARGEST PIECE OF CRAP I HAVE EVER USED, CHAIN FALLS OFF EVER RIDE DOWN WHISTLER, PRETTY LOUD TOO, AND IT ALWAYS COMES LOOSE AND MOVES AROUND, I HAVE ALSO BENT A COUPLE OF CHAIN RINGS

Bottom Line:   
DONT BUY THIS CHAINGUIDE IT DOESNT WORK, NOT WORTH MONEY, BEND A LOT OF CHAIN RINGS, I HATE THIS P.O.S!!!

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Favorite Trail:   whistler

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   came with bike

Bike Setup:   KONA STAB DEE-LUX, BOXXER, TRAIL PIMPS, (NOW HAVE A EVIL CHAINGUIDE) MAXXIS, THE WORKS

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by fauzi a Weekend Warrior from singapore

Date Reviewed: December 17, 2002

Strengths:    everything. even way better than a MRP guide. easy instalation once you get the hang of it.

Weaknesses:    the bottom roller is way too noisy and a bit crappy and the upper guide should be a bit wider.

Bottom Line:   
very good piece if crap once you made some adjustments. i replaced the bottom rollers with an old 11 tooth sproket and it works fine. the guide works better with a 9 speed chain.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $75.00

Similar Products Used:   MRP, MR dirt

Bike Setup:   2002 identiti dr kekyll frame 24", 26"wheel setup on maxxis highroller, xt disc brakes and bits and pieces azonic bars and stem, truvativ crank.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by b a Downhiller from canadia

Date Reviewed: September 29, 2002

Strengths:    CHEAP, very adjustable, simple, low maintanance, sturdy, works with BMX chainwheels (no bashring)

Weaknesses:    No grub screws to tighten to outside of BB shell to prevent movement, no bearings in bottom roller, tricky to set up when dealing with frame/crank clearance issues.

Bottom Line:   
A great guide at a great price. Not something you want to trust in a DH race, but for lighter duty and DS racing it is good. It was tricky to set up on my hardtail due to clearance issues with the chainstay yoke. Also, the chainring bolt on BMX style cranks lines up and interferes with the screws holding the two plates together. This forced me to push my chainline out further than ideal. I flipped the plates and ground it down to fit my frame so my crank/ring could be moved inward for a decent chainline. I dropped my chain twice while backpedalling through a rough section and it was tough to get it back on. Not bad for what you pay. It is nearly infinately adjustable if you are willing to tinker with it a bit. The lower roller is pretty cheap but actually works and is quiet so I can't complain. Great value and it works very well if you take the time to set it up right

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   the shop I work at

Similar Products Used:   homemade set-ups (similar to a roox chaindog)

Bike Setup:   Cortina 4130 slalom, Mr. T, 3-piece cranks, Profile ring, Hayes brakes, Easton bar and pedals, other stuff

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Grande a Downhiller from Palo Alto, CA

Date Reviewed: September 14, 2002

Strengths:    Easy to adjust, Easy to install/remove cranks, fits many chainrings

Weaknesses:    Doesn't come with inner or outer bashring, I've bent my lower boomerang, and the bent spindle on my cranks (truvativ hussefelt) makes my chain derail with it (not the chainguide's fault)

Bottom Line:   
This chainguide works very well. It is easy to adjust and makes removal of cranks easy. The top guide can be used to point the chain, I like the box a lot. I have not had to do any serious adjustments since i got the bike, but my lower boomerang bent after being smacked against concrete corners a few times. I guess metal does that sometimes (go figure). Even with the bent boomerang, I don't lose my chain that often, but when I do, my cranks are to blame (thus the reason of me getting raceface's). This is a very good chainguide, but just because the Hussefelt II chainguide is good, doesn't mean that the Hussefelt crank is (in case you're thinking of getting those). 4.5 flamin' turds for quality, 5.0 for value. I'll just round up. :-)

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Favorite Trail:   Urban assault

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Came with bike, used at Sea Otter '02

Similar Products Used:   Trek Chainguide (on my bruiser), rode a hussefelt I, triple ring bikes

Bike Setup:   LenzSport Alpine Brawler DH 6" travel, Jr. T 6", Hugi/321, Hayes hydro, Azonic, Hussefelt cranks (soon to be RF Prodigy DH), Worldforce, Titec, Raceface, Michelin & Intense, Deore, XT, Primo, ODI

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Anthony a Weekend Warrior from Fort McMurray, AB, CANADA

Date Reviewed: August 24, 2002

Strengths:    Keeps chain in place. Can be adjusted to set up chainline

Weaknesses:    A little noisy but which ones arent

Bottom Line:   
Works good for the money!

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Favorite Trail:   Cliff

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   60

Bike Setup:   01 San Andreas DHS, Z5 5", Stratos Helix Expert, DX32's, Maxxis rubber, trail mix.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Christopher Gallant a Downhiller from Dieppe

Date Reviewed: July 15, 2002

Strengths:    Keeps the chain on ,Tough ,Gives the chain tension so it doesnt bounce everywheres.

Weaknesses:    The bottom wheel should have a bearing

Bottom Line:   
For the price this is a great chain guide!!!!You want a chain guide but dont have the cash to buy a DMR the get this one.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   Bungay's Bicycle shop

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   kona stuff 2001 stock except for this chain guide ,and a mammoth rim in the back.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Devyn Pelley a Downhiller from Marietta GA USA

Date Reviewed: June 30, 2002

Strengths:    EVERYTHING,
-Super Strong-Keeps chain on like no other Easy to set up


Weaknesses:    As long as you dont use it as a downhill chain guide It great

Bottom Line:   
Works great Period

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Favorite Trail:   Mansel

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   Performance Board Shop

Similar Products Used:   No other products so far

Bike Setup:   K2 brass Monkey, Deore Disk in front Avid V's in back F+R Ryno Lites XT R deralier, Cassette, Deore Cranks and shifters Marzocchi Z1 Drop off

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Trav a Downhiller from Kamloops, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: March 24, 2002

Strengths:    Strong, easy to adjust

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Sweet chain guide, easy to use, works great, super strong, looks cool. Best buy i've done in a long time.

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Favorite Trail:   rose

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   Spoke

Similar Products Used:   DMR

Bike Setup:   2002 Norco Team Dh, Shivers, etc....

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Greg Ippolito a Downhiller from Redwood City Ca

Date Reviewed: December 2, 2001

Strengths:    This guid is pretty good, it's east to set up.

Weaknesses:    top guide is a bit bulky

Bottom Line:   
This is an awsome guide for the money. Its ten thousand times better than the hussefelt I. Hasnt derailed once!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Truvative Warehouse

Similar Products Used:   mr dirt

Bike Setup:   Santacruz chamelion, slalom set up

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by peni* man a Racer from your mom

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2001

Strengths:    strong and easy 2 maintain

Weaknesses:    ?????????

Bottom Line:   
awesome chainguide, way better than the husselfelt of the past!!!

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Favorite Trail:   your mom

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $79.00

Purchased At:   andrenaline bikes

Similar Products Used:   dmr

Bike Setup:   gt ruckous 1.0

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