Truvativ FireX 3.3 Team Crankset

3.3/5 (10 Reviews)
MSRP : $135.49

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Product Description

The Firex offers a great value as well as high performance. Using proven GXP BB system for lightweight, and precision 7075 alloy chainrings for durability, the Firex is a top performer. The Firex crank arms are forged out of super strong 6066 alloy.

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Reviews 1 - 10 (10 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by KAHL a Racer from Brevard, NC

Date Reviewed: March 22, 2011

Strengths:    Super strong, Stiff, many choices of setup, relatively cheap, Light for trail cranks

Weaknesses:    Heavy(compared to race cranks)

Bottom Line:   
A Great choice for anybody looking for a cheap and reliable crank set. I have used these for the last two years for everything from Trail riding to XC and downhill racing and they haven't given me any major problems.

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Favorite Trail:   Any single track

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   stallings.kyle@gmail

Similar Products Used:   Stylo, Moto X, Gravity light, X9, Noir, Etc

Bike Setup:   KHS Xc-604 custom spec

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by jumper780 a Cross Country Rider from Harker Heights, Texas

Date Reviewed: September 1, 2009

Strengths:    Looks nice. Haven't had any problems with the bottom bracket yet.

Weaknesses:    Chainring bent after just 10 months.

Bottom Line:   
This is an ok crank set for leisure riding but if you are doing some aggressive riding I would get something stronger like a Blackspire chainring.

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Favorite Trail:   Dana Peak

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   Dont remember

Bike Setup:   -'06 Haro Shift
-RS Revelation dual air
-WTB 3.3 Weirwolfs
-RS MC rear shock
-Mavic Crosstrail UST

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:5
Submitted by studbike a Cross Country Rider from boston

Date Reviewed: May 7, 2009

Strengths:    looks good

Weaknesses:    two bent middle rings in one month

Bottom Line:   
what a piece of garbage. after one ride i was getting tons of chain problems from my middle ring. after, i looked closely and realized it was bent. i brought it back to my bike shop, and they replaced it for free. we both figured i got a defective ring. two rides later, i shift hard going up a slight hill, and the chain sucks.... and the ring is bent again, in exactly the same place! right behind the arm. what a piece of crap. im in disbelief at how weak these chainrings are. im a light, fairly weak rider, and ive been doing this for years and usually get tons of life out of my equipment. totally inexcusable! I'm going to try to put all shimano rings on the crankset and see if that works.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   came with 2008 scalp

Similar Products Used:   shimano

Bike Setup:   stock 08 scalpel 4.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dave a Cross Country Rider from Silver City, NM

Date Reviewed: January 24, 2009

Strengths:    Stiff, ease of installation

Weaknesses:    a little heavey

Bottom Line:   
The Breezer is a light and responsive single track ride deserving of high quality components and the Truvativ Fire is a good match. I as particularly impressed with the ease of installation.

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Favorite Trail:   Signal Peak, CDT

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   Cambria

Similar Products Used:   Shimano LX, XT

Bike Setup:   Breezer Lighting hardtail, with Manitou Six 80mm travel,
Sram x9 shifter and derailluer, Avid BB disc brakes, FSA wheel set with IRC Mythos tires.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by chrisdp9 a Cross Country Rider from Melbourne, Aus

Date Reviewed: December 1, 2008

Strengths:    Low cost, strong chainrings, great bb-good package

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Killer package for the price.
The 07 3.3 team is the best firex there is.same rings as noir/stylo and the team gxp bottom bracket as well. Only difference is in the crank arms. These are light enough and quite stiff-only a tiny bit of movement in the system which is only noticeable when your off the bike. I hit my big chain ring on this one log twice every ride-they are still straight and only after about 6 months of doing this ride once a weekend have i had to retighten one chainring bolt-no dramas at all.

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Favorite Trail:   Lysterfield Competition trail

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Truvativ FiveD and Raceface Deus/Evolve XC

Bike Setup:   XC hardtail

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jumpmi'bike a Cross Country Rider from BC

Date Reviewed: June 26, 2008

Strengths:    strong arms, low cost for 26/36/48, not too heavy.

Weaknesses:    non-drive side bearing seal, rings seem to be kinda soft.

Bottom Line:   
decent crankset for cost. problems: non-drive side arm/bearing seal developed problem after 10 trail rides, one was very wet and dirty. dirt seeped into the spined area (which is also the bearing contact area), and caused slight corrosion on cro-mo spindle. cleaned up and seems to be better, but i'll be servicing the BB everytime i ride in muddy spring conditions to try to prolong life. one tooth on 26 ring sharkfinned after a dozen outings. this set isnt perfect, but the chainrings are on par with most other stock rings in this cost category, and the BB is better than others, i have had worse. wish i could give 3.6 but overall, i am pleased, it is very good for commuting, but...

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $125.00

Similar Products Used:   fsa, s-mano.

Bike Setup:   ht xc/commuter hybrid.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Michal Mozejko a Cross Country Rider from Louisville, KY

Date Reviewed: May 25, 2008

Strengths:    stiff arms, light

Weaknesses:    left crank allen bolt design is horrible. Design equivelent to a threaded stem. Loosened during ride, left crank arm came off and dangled from my shoe. The splined spindle barely stripped and I haven't been able to keep it tight for long ever since, even with a lot of loctite.

Bottom Line:   
Poor design, Shimano XT Hollowtech 2 will be replacing these. Polska- EURO 2008!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Cherokee/ Seneca

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $161.00

Purchased At:   wholesale

Similar Products Used:   First external bearing crank

Bike Setup:   Jamis Durango 1.0 2008, RS Recon 351 u-turn, mavic 321, avid mech discs, thomson x4 and laid back post

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Marcin Sylwestrowicz a Cross Country Rider from Poland

Date Reviewed: May 8, 2008

Strengths:    Stiff,
Great transfer of force from leg to wheel.

Weaknesses:    Heavier than LX so should be cheaper than LX i think
So -1 chill

Bottom Line:   
After changing from Fsa i noticed a big difference.

It's very stiff so i ride a lot faster, accelerate faster.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $157.00

Purchased At:   Legion Service

Similar Products Used:   Fsa GammaDrive MegaExo

Bike Setup:   '06 Corratec X-Vert Expert

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by TIVA KASEMSRI a Cross Country Rider from LUBBOCK, TX. USA

Date Reviewed: March 24, 2008

Strengths:    Looks. Strong crank arm.

Weaknesses:    After less than a year some teeth on the small wheel have been ripped off. Could be the trauma I put it through but hey I've only been riding for less than 2 years.

Bottom Line:   
I bought this after reading reviews on mtb. I thought it would have lasted longer without damage. Oh well, I am a novice. Maybe these things need to be changed every couple of years, I don't know.

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Favorite Trail:   Canyon Lake, Palo Duro

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $130.00

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   OEM Shimano very soft

Bike Setup:   2006 Trance 4 with upgrades: SRAM X7 rear derailleur & shifters, OEM Shimano front derailleur, BB-5 front, BB-7 back, Rock shox reba SL, OEM Fox Float rear shock, OEM wheels, WTB velociraptor front, WTB Muratano back, Thompson Elite post, FSA K Force XC carbon handles, FSA OS alloy stem, San Marco Island seat

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jay Notes a Racer from Middletown, ca

Date Reviewed: October 27, 2007

Strengths:    Super Strong, handles 6-10 foot drops like they where made for them. And yet, strong enough even to handle many many many jolts and vibrations every trail offers. Looks are awesome. Rides great.

Weaknesses:    none so far, just great cranks

Bottom Line:   
Simply awesome cranks, sure they arent Race Face, but they can easily compare. Buy them, thank me later.

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Favorite Trail:   Las posadas

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $145.00

Purchased At:   Bike Rack

Similar Products Used:   None i have had can compare to this, i broke 3 cranksets during previous years, including two shimanos and the stock one the bike came with, but these stand up to my demands and are always ready for a beating.

Bike Setup:   Many upgrades. this is one of them. Upgrades include a Marzocchi all mountain 3 eta fork, Shimano cassette that kicks ass, new chain, new rims new just about everything. Much better than stock package.

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