Similar Products Used: Saint,Race Prodigy DH,Hussefelt
a Weekend Warrior
from point lonsdale victoria australia
Date Reviewed: August 23, 2006
Strengths: none there sh..it
Weaknesses: every thing there just plain sh..it broke mine in like 6 months and a lot of my other friends have had troble and they are expecally bad on the stps so i would change the cranks on them d go for race face now they are good
there just plain sh..it do not purches this crank you will regret it they will brake so so so so easy
Similar Products Used: Hussefelt "DH" cranks, Race Face Evolve DH
Bike Setup: Iron Horse SGS Team Marzocchi 66 VF 170 Mag 30 rear Bombshell Fatboy front MRP System 1 Holzfellers Maxxis rubber
from San Rafael, CA
Date Reviewed: June 28, 2005
Strengths: Super Stiff, Reasonably Light, Good Chain Rings, ISIS
Weaknesses: Um, none?
I was super stoked when I found out my bike came with a Holzfeller, it was a awesome perk. It was my first crank to use ISIS, and I am really enjoying it. The crank is mega stiff, so downhillers and freeriders will rejoice. The crank holds up to basically anything you can throw at it. The crank also stays mega stiff when you are really rough with it, as in jamming the pedals, as hard as you can. So racers will rejoice too.
Compared to the competition, the value cant be beat. With the Saint's running in the high 300's, and the Race Face Diablous somewhere in that range, the Holzfeller is a really good deal. As far as weight for DH racers, its weighs considerably less than the competition too.
Overall, if you want a good crank, get a Holzfeller with a TruVativ GigaPipe BB combo. You'll be happy. Everything gets a 5 this round.
Bike Setup: 04 cove stiffe fr blacksphire chainguide
Date Reviewed: March 27, 2004
Strengths: looks, easy to install compared to three pieces, good rep.
Weaknesses: flex was noticed almost from the start. yet that could be a good thing since i trashed in the last 10 months: mrp bones combo and dmr chieftain mk 2. the mrp set up is just bent in every way and the bearings are some of the poorest quality i ever had; no more comment. the dmr's i love yet the spider doesn't take a real beating, since the contact area to cranks and that oring spacer is limited, that being the main weakness on most or even all three pieces. back to the flex being good; it takes away a lot of the stress from the bearing and bb axel, i hope. once i am convinced that the dmr chieftain mk three's work they'll be on my next ride!!!
go for it, but if u want something that as everyone say's inspires more confidence stay with steel three pieces with fixed spiders and sealed bearings (dmr only) and deal with the fidily set up.
Similar Products Used: well all of the ones u can jump or ride dh with. biking since tyhe stumpjumper day's & freeriding before cannondale thought they came up with it.
Bike Setup: specy big hit super t mag 30's in 24" hope & hope...
Date Reviewed: February 24, 2004
Strengths: Strong as the HULK, well engineered, great looks, light
Weaknesses: Have'nt found any yet
Truvativ did there homework on these babies. I rode them all year on the racing circuit and tons of freeriding on them. These babies can take some abuse!!! And yet they are just as light as anything out there. I used the Giga Pipe bb and between the two, I had no worries at all. I've done 15ft drops, bashed rocks, and ate the dirt with them. I'm no light weight also(190lbs of 23 year old craziness). I would highly recommend these cranks to anyone looking for a bullitproof set-up.
from Colorado Springs, Colorado
Date Reviewed: January 5, 2004
Strengths: Veru strong, stiff set of cranks. No flex at all. ISIS mounting makes set-up easy. Looks good (polished).
Weaknesses: None yet.
I started using these cranks at the start of the 2003 Mountain States Cup DH series. I was impressed right from the start. They are very strong, pretty light (for DH cranks), and have no flex that I can notice. The ring stayed true, and the whole set-up worked very well with my MRP System 1 Slalom chainguide. I would recommend this crank to anyone looking for a change!