Truvativ FiveD Triple Crankset

2.53/5 (76 Reviews)
MSRP : $59.99


Product Description

  • Steel Chainrings
  • The massive forged arms are considerable stiffer than last year.


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by pres

    Date Reviewed: August 7, 2014

    Strengths:    light for the price, easy to install, aluminium big chainring . its all fine

    Weaknesses:    none so far

    Bottom Line:   
    i replacec XCL and got this truvativ used for aboit 20$ - they had a little rust on the medium chinring and the bolts. and i had no problems at all, removed them and installed them a coulple of times for maitanance, no problem at all. i use the m for light mtb/XC and a lot of urban riding. the are used overeall 2-3 years not heavy use. very little chainring wear

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by dave mann

    Date Reviewed: October 13, 2013

    Strengths:    Cheap and functions well. Durable.

    Weaknesses:    Not the smoothest crankset.

    Bottom Line:   
    Abused this thing for a year with no issues. Outer chain ring is soft and I've bashed it on some rocks destroying some teeth.File those down and it still works but given the gearing the middle chainring will suffice. Never did any real maintenance on this crankset in the 1500 miles except getting the hose out and washing mud away. Still worked fine until i stuffed a crankarm into a boulder and bent something in the bottom bracket. Unfortunately this is a square taper so not many options for aftermarket bb. Went to an external bb so couldn't use the crankset. It's a good durable entry level crankset though but wouldn't recommend purchasing this as you'll be limited with bb choices once it's time to replace.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by mcad3 a Cross Country Rider from PORTSMOUTH, UK

    Date Reviewed: September 24, 2011

    Strengths:    Durability and so fast.

    Weaknesses:    None that really affected my riding

    Bottom Line:   
    Brilliant. Every single day for 2 years, 10 miles a day, I have cycled along a windy seafront in all weather conditions, storms, gales, snow you name it. This chainset has needed no attention at all exept for now I may need a new bb. Honestly this has been superb and if I hadn't stepped up to xtr and slx I would still use it. It's fast too.

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Similar Products Used:   Slx and many others

    Bike Setup:   Kona Blast 2004 original setup - truvativ chainset with deore lx groupset components.

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by crosey a Weekend Warrior from Hobart, IN, USA

    Date Reviewed: August 3, 2011

    Weaknesses:    Strips easy

    Bottom Line:   
    The crankset came with my Motobecane stock. It's garbage. Had the bike since December, only riding since May, and I'm gonna have to replace it already. The crank arm stripped and fell off while riding. Couldn't find the bolt anywhere on the trail.

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    Favorite Trail:   Outback Trail, Portage, IN

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Bike Setup:   Motobecane 700HT

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Hossman a Cross Country Rider from Guildford Surrey UK

    Date Reviewed: May 19, 2011

    Strengths:    I have read the reviews of the Truvativ 5D chainrings and the main theme I can concur with is the fact the left hand Ccrank kept working loose from the time I got the bike. On a weeks trailing in les Gets, France it would work loose every 150yards or so. Eventually I got it to stay on. That said I have been through 4 raceface bottom brackets and two truvativ ones until I settled for an SKF bottom bracket...I have had this in the bike for four years and took it out yesterday to clean it up and its as good as the day i installed it. The 5D chain rings are as old as the bike and should have been changed yonks ago. However as they still worked I decided not to touch them, But ever increasing incidents of chain suck meant i had too. I am now going for Race Face Deus see how I fair with them

    Weaknesses:    Left hand crank constantly working loose despite torquing, locktight and superglue

    Bottom Line:   
    These have been a tough set of rings which have given me good value for money. However, on the otherside of the frame, the left hand crank constantly working loose has driven me to despair. i doubt if I would get another set.

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    Favorite Trail:   love em all

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $1616.00

    Purchased At:   Congleton Cycles UK


    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by duggary a Weekend Warrior from baton rouge, la

    Date Reviewed: September 26, 2010

    Strengths:    It worked for a year and a half of solid weekend riding.

    Weaknesses:    It worked for a year and a half of solid weekend riding.

    Bottom Line:   
    I felt bad for all the negative reviews of this crankset until each and every one of them started happening to me. the chain suck, the paint wearing off in the first few feet of riding, the constant sqeaking and groaning, followed by my left crank arm falling off this weekend with no warning. I had my toolset and re-tightened it on the trail but it kept backing out every half mile or so until I got angry and stripped the cheap metal treads. oh well. would have been nice if it at least lasted back to the car.

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    Favorite Trail:   Wissahickon valley, pa

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Purchased At:   online

    Similar Products Used:   Haro

    Bike Setup:   29er

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by SkinsFan a Weekend Warrior from CA

    Date Reviewed: July 7, 2010

    Strengths:    Crank arm stayed on, black, no problems

    Weaknesses:    they are cheap...i have to admit none

    Bottom Line:   
    This crank has been no problem what so ever. The arm never came off, the chainring is straight and fine. The shifting isn't the greatest though. no matter what the lbs did, the two smallest and the two biggest gears rub on it. I have to admit I am quite used to cheap ones...sr suntour xcc-100 square tapered...chewed my legs 3 times...therefore i am grateful for these cranks...(but they have chewed my pants...) :)

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    Favorite Trail:   fields...jumps?

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   bikesdirect

    Similar Products Used:   sr suntour xcc-100

    Bike Setup:   motobecane 600ht loads of upgrades...seriously

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Detective365 a Cross Country Rider from Madison

    Date Reviewed: June 24, 2009

    Strengths:    Ummm, using the bolts as spare parts?

    Weaknesses:    -flex
    -wear quickly
    -left crank arm has a tendency to fall off
    -Shifting is spotty; those pins on the chainrings cause chainsuck like you wouldn't believe


    Bottom Line:   
    These cranks are a poor investment. I had problems with them from the get-go; shifting errors, chainsuck, the whole nine yards. To top it off, the crank arm won't stay on! Kinda hard to ride with just my right pedal... which i actually had to do, since the "accident" happened while i was on the trail TO the singletrack! Hadn't even gotten to mash it yet!

    Long story short, said goodbye to the cranks after a month, moved on to the FireX's, and have been pretty happy with them. I'm not continually checking the cranks to make sure theyre not falling off, etc. Learning experience; you get what you pay for! Still, these cranks will probably injure you if you're not careful to check the bolt tightness at least once at the beginning, once in the middle, and once at the end of your ride. That shouldn't happen no matter how little you pay for your crank.

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    Favorite Trail:   Blue Mounds

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   Came stock

    Similar Products Used:   TV Stylo
    TV FireX
    TV Touro


    Bike Setup:   (former) 9er w/ SRAM x7 everything, avid 5 hydros

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by mtbiker13 a Weekend Warrior from brampton

    Date Reviewed: June 6, 2009

    Strengths:    Not sure.

    Weaknesses:    10 miles on a new bike and the crank arm was faling off.

    Bottom Line:   
    I had a similar problem with the crank bolts as alot of other people. I loctited mine on. They seem ok but still not to sure about them.

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    Favorite Trail:   all

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Bike Setup:   Stock Opus Artemis.

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by spring mountain high a Cross Country Rider from montco, pa usa

    Date Reviewed: May 15, 2009

    Strengths:    cheap

    Weaknesses:    cheap

    Bottom Line:   
    came on 2009 marin palisades trail that i purchased online...the right pedal threads stripped after about 12 rides...cheap, crappy chinese metal...you get what you pay for i guess...i would never buy these as a stand-alone product...i had planned to swap them out with my white industries cranks on my older bike anyways

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month


    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by masterx or flashthe3rd a Cross Country Rider from ca usa

    Date Reviewed: April 29, 2009

    Strengths:    good cranks nice color (black)

    Weaknesses:    bottom bracket gets lose, cranks make noise, hard to clean in the midle of the cogs.

    Bottom Line:   
    overal good crankset they take high speed all out drag racing and downhill up hill around the hill. smooth gonig to get bb tunedup soon maybe it'll help the cranks to be tight not lose as they are now

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    Favorite Trail:   over grown trail

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Purchased At:   came on with bike wh

    Bike Setup:   Gt Alavache 1.0

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by mtnbiker72 a Weekend Warrior from Rainier, OR

    Date Reviewed: February 3, 2009

    Strengths:    Shifts well, reliable when installed correctly, cheap

    Weaknesses:    Heavy, Powerspline is proprietary and fixes a problem that didn't exist

    Bottom Line:   
    These came stock on an other wise very well spec'd bike. It was my intention all along to replace these, but it took me 6 months to get around to it because simply...they worked well. I did follow the SRAM service bulletin on proper installation and used a torque wrench. I suspect the complaints about the crankarms falling off stem from improper installation and torque. I never had to re-torque the crank bolts after the installation. For cheap steel chainrings, this crankset actually shifted fairly well...again, good enough for me to ignore for six months. In the end, my biggest beef would be the proprietary BB interface. You are limited to only the Truvativ Powerspline BB which is a pretty low end product. Why not just make these square taper, with some updated rings, these would make a good crankset with a quality (Shimano UN-54) bottom bracket.

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    Favorite Trail:   Stella

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Purchased At:   Came with bike

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano Octalink LX and XT, Race Face Turbine, Race Face Ride XC, Truvativ Hussfelt

    Bike Setup:   2008 Windsor Cliff 29 Pro

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Fridge-Seal a Cross Country Rider from Albury

    Date Reviewed: January 4, 2009

    Strengths:    Sweet looks; good strength hig quality, ,Ok it's steel but how finicky do you want to be serves all my purposes and stands up to all the abuse I give it!

    Weaknesses:    Tad heavy-minor though

    Bottom Line:   
    Sweet product and no problems

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    Favorite Trail:   Nail Can (or Knockfly reserve Tasmania)

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   Matthews Cycles Wodo

    Bike Setup:   Apollo Ascent with Tekpro hydraulic disc brakes; RST 100m travel Remote lockout suspension High grade aluminium alloy frame; deore LX mechs

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Barry from Dallas, TX, USA

    Date Reviewed: December 26, 2007

    Strengths:    On a good day they go round and round without falling off.

    Weaknesses:    Cranks work themselves loose and have fallen off on leisure rides.

    Bottom Line:   
    My local bike shop tried a revised torque spec from Truvativ (for the "power spline" setup?). They have been OK for the couple rides since then...but I find it hard trust them now. The snapping and creaking complaints from other posters could be related to the cranks coming loose. No crank should be this much trouble.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano Deore

    Bike Setup:   2005 Rockhopper Comp Disc

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by S/STeR___P from Netherlands

    Date Reviewed: June 17, 2007

    Strengths:    The chainrings are still good

    Weaknesses:    but the bearings and all parts around it are broken. so whats the difference for my nice and chainrings.
    never buy at thing from truvaTHIEF again.


    Bottom Line:   
    Next step will be a XTR crank

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   wheelshop in the hood

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano

    Bike Setup:   Specialized hardrock pro. PRO bar parts. Mavic wheels.
    rockshoX revelation'07. Swalbe rubber

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