Truvativ Hussefelt 1.1 Crankset

4.04/5 (104 Reviews)
MSRP : $89.99


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Product Description

Truvativ Hussefelt 1.1 Cranks Howitzer-38Tx170mm: 1.1 (DH): includes 38t, 4mm thick 7075 alloy DH chainring and M12 crank/BB bolts. 1-piece forged AL-66 aluminum arms with CrMo pedal inserts and Howitzer-specific bottom bracket interface.


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by mydog333 a Weekend Warrior from Illinois, USA

Date Reviewed: March 15, 2011

Strengths:    cheap

Weaknesses:    BB interface and trying to make the crankarms stay on

Bottom Line:   
I like most of truvativ's products, but i must say, these cranks suck. I had them installed with the ISIS gigapipe BB and no matter what i do they won't stay on. the left crank arm fell off 4 times in the first 3 weeks i had it. I had the crank bolt to the recommend torque, and even tried over tightening it. the bike made it maybe 3 miles at a time. these cranks have prevented me from really using my bike. after falling off so many times my left crank arm is now stripped and worthless (event though the spindle shows no sign on wear) If that's not bad enough, the drive side had it's problems too. The arm did not fit snugly onto the spindle and every time i peddled, if i put enough weight on the cranks, i could feel it move. Bugged the hell out of me. Most of what truvativ makes are pretty solid products. This crank however is not even worth the little money you pay for it. I will be switching to a shimano SLX M665 (which is a 2x9 i'm planning on converting to a 1x9). my friend has the SLX on his yeti DJ and says it's well worth the extra money.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   KHS

Bike Setup:   custom build specalized p.3 dirt jumper

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by slabhb a Downhiller from Hermosa Beach

Date Reviewed: January 19, 2009

Strengths:    none, total junk...lasted less than two hours of riding. They look kinda cool I guess

Weaknesses:    Either they steel sleeve rips out of the crank arm, or the crank arm snaps

Bottom Line:   
These where the worst cranks i have ever owned. After riding for the first time on them the pedal ripped the sleeve right out of the crank. After researching I found that this was a very common problem with these older 05 version. This sleeve would rip out or the cranks snap. Mine were ISIS style. They look burly but thats about it. I have heard the newer ones that fit with the external BB are much better. I just wish I could get this stupid sleeve off my nice pedal

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Bike Setup:   big hit fsr, jr t fork.....

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by iridewhatever a Weekend Warrior from ottawa, ontario

Date Reviewed: August 11, 2008

Strengths:    strong kinda light these people on here that complain about the arm coming loose dont tighten the bold enough you pretty much have to stand on the tool to tighten it enough but once you do that it has no issues, i put a good 10k on the bike a day easily and abuse them a couple times a week and theyve held up fine

Weaknesses:    creak every once in a while but after a good hard ride and taking a break for a day or two their fine again, at first the crank arms came loose all the time but after the mechanic put them as tight as he could only came loose 1 other time

Bottom Line:   
great OEM product just make sure to tighten the bolt as much as you can without stripping the threads so pretty much stand on the tool and your crank arm will almost never fall off again

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Favorite Trail:   anything i can get to thats fast/flowy

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   lbs

Similar Products Used:   truvativ blaze

Bike Setup:   giant stp ss with marzocchi AM 2

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by James a Racer from Kent

Date Reviewed: May 5, 2008

Strengths:    Good strong crank. Do not bend easily.

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
Good strong cranks that are well worth the money

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Favorite Trail:   PORC

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Ashcycles.com

Similar Products Used:   Truvativ Holzfeller

Bike Setup:   Giant stp1 07 with marzocchi mz comp's =[

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nathan Lulek a Downhiller from RutVegas, Vermont

Date Reviewed: January 28, 2008

Strengths:    Solid crank, does what it is intended for.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Great DH/FR crank if you don't mind having a wider gear ratio. No problems ever, wished it came with the bash guard though!

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Favorite Trail:   Killington, Pinehills, and CC Fireroads

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $68.00

Purchased At:   Pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager King Earl crankset

Bike Setup:   Hussefelt, SRAM, Truvativ, and Trek Jack

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jeremy r a Downhiller from albany ny

Date Reviewed: November 28, 2007

Strengths:    very strong light

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
nice for dj and wont brake easy

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Favorite Trail:   dirt jumps

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   stiners

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   mc rumble

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jason a Weekend Warrior from Ottawa, Canada

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2007

Strengths:    Look good.

Weaknesses:    The Howitzer-Hussefelt bottom-brack to crank interface is absolutely terrible. You get play between the crank and spline even when they are torqued a lot more than the technical specs.

Bottom Line:   
The Hussefelt cranks and the Howitzer bottom bracket are terrible. Do not buy them, they are a complete waste of money. It seems as though they made this product to look at only and not for use.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Shimano square taper (no problems).

Bike Setup:   2007 Norco Sasquatch - Stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by babybackribs a Weekend Warrior from miss

Date Reviewed: June 1, 2007

Bottom Line:   
Good value if you can get it for under the regular store price for sure. I have the team bb and howitzer crank its strong, i run a hardtail so it really gets beat up and i take the bike off some decent jumps as well

no problems yet, if you see posts with guys complaining about squeeking or whatever its #1 because the shop they must have taken it to is weaksause #2 they didnt take care of their part , #3 they actually took it over the limit which means they are really good.

its a bit heavy but for the price you have to sacrifice something

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $100.00


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Adam a Weekend Warrior from England

Date Reviewed: May 12, 2007

Strengths:    Cheap, strong when it works.

Weaknesses:    BB interface strips easily, crankbolts have to be tightened for every ride

Bottom Line:   
i previously had a set of hussefelts which after 6 months the BB interface had been stripped leading to wobble which continuously threw the chain off. bought another set with bashguard, this time only lasted 1 month before the same happened again. and the crank bolts alays come loose. on the positive side, they are very strong and lightish. but i wouldnt bother - go raceface

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   ChainReactinCycles

Similar Products Used:   another truvativ hussefelt, should've learbt last time

Bike Setup:   Xile frame, specialized stem and bars, FSA Ultimax Xtreme BB, FSA pig DH pro headset, maxiis holy rollers

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Josh a Weekend Warrior from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: May 10, 2007

Strengths:    Kinda Cheap

Weaknesses:    Creak, Bend, Strip Easy, Have to tighten for every Ride

Bottom Line:   
These cranks suck. If your going to spend any money dont spend it here. You will regret it majorly. Spend money on something worth it . . . diety cranks.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $150.00

Bike Setup:   the 04 Specialized P2

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by JJ C a Downhiller from Poway

Date Reviewed: May 5, 2007

Strengths:    it holds the pedals

Weaknesses:    flexy, comes loose like crazyy

Bottom Line:   
i bought these 06 cranks and they where installed by my local bike shop, first ride on them and about 20 minutes later they squeak like crazy and are really loose. had to carry around a fat alllan wrench when riding just to tighten them every 20 minutes. So i got lock tite on it and they havent come loose since, but if i where to get new cranks id spend the extra dough and get some race face evolves or something better. If your looking for new cranks spend the extra dough and get something better quality.

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Favorite Trail:   insanity

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint.com

Similar Products Used:   truvative holzfeller, and others

Bike Setup:   06 redline skookum frame, Marzocchi z1, azonic outlaw, e13 Lg1

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Ben a Downhiller from Melbourne

Date Reviewed: April 23, 2007

Strengths:    Cheap, Easy to install.

Weaknesses:    WORST BB/ISIS SPLINE INTERFACE EVER. This thing becomes loose after a day of riding.


Bottom Line:   
Stay away from.

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Favorite Trail:   SkatePark

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   DMR crisis cranks (awsome) Shimano alivio (awful)

Bike Setup:   street custom frame

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Evan Buckingham a Weekend Warrior from Bristol, CT, US

Date Reviewed: October 10, 2006

Strengths:    arms won't bend

Weaknesses:    bottom bracket splines are complete trash, and the chainguide that came with it was a joke. after a few good hucks the cranks squeal like a rat and get super flexy

Bottom Line:   
waste of money. im swapping these out for raceface evolve dh's asap. i'll never trust truvativ again.

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Favorite Trail:   anything with drops and shore stuff

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   newington bike

Similar Products Used:   xt hollowtech

Bike Setup:   Specialized P3 pretty basic with the beefiest alex triple wall rims ever

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tom a Downhiller from Texas

Date Reviewed: August 15, 2006

Strengths:    strong reliable, never broken

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
the best cranks i have ever brought never let me down unlike the raceface ones which brake like loads

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   race face cranks

Bike Setup:   kona stuff fully custom

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Hal Wolter a Downhiller from Davis CA USA

Date Reviewed: July 21, 2006

Strengths:    Stif crank, strong arms hadle abuse of urban rides well. grinds and stalls dont phase the crank arms.

Weaknesses:    TONS!!!! I am now on my second set of arms, i had a set of 03s now 05s...lets start w/ the bottom bracket. The trivative gigapipe DH weighs a metric f**k ton. after several months on it i had play in the spindle and had crushed the sealed bearings. I replaced that one with a raceface evolve XC which is still running smooth as the day i bought it and i s a full 1/4 pound lighter. Now, the crank arms. If you like pedals dont put em in these cranks because you wont get em back. as of today BOTH my cranksets stole my pdals. The silver thread inserts for the pedals come out if you try to remove your pedals. If this does happen to you, take the thread inserts out, cover them ith loc-tite, put em back wait 24hr then try to take yur pedal out again. this has worked for me 25% of the time. I will be puting in a call to truvative tomorrow. I can't recomend this product to anyone especially if you are using a limited eddition celincki pedal that can not be replaced (or anything else valuable) sorry truvativ...you guys need to get your head straight.

Bottom Line:   
DONT BUY THESE CRANKS. there a decent performing crankset. By no means amazing. Theyre heavier than most and not really stronger. The BB doesnt last and has no redeeming qualities. Considering the cranks perform averagely I could sugest them if theyre on sale...but they take pedals. Unless you using $15 pedals and absolutely can not afford another crankset DO NOT BUY THESE. Theyre nothing special and underperform.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   jensonusa

Similar Products Used:   Evolve DH, Evolve XC, Bontrager race, race light, select, Rie xc.

Bike Setup:   Giant STP, Pike 426, mamoth rims, singlespeed cassette hub, team risebar 2.5" rise, Easton Vice stem.

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Truvativ Hussefelt 1.1 Crank set 2006 Problem..

I bought a Truvativ Hussefelt 1.1 Crank set 2006 and using a Truvativ Gigapipe Team DH bottom bracket I tighten it on the manufactured the spindle bolt @ the recommended specs after bouncing around in front of my hose I notice that my right crank arm were the chain ring is. Were loose and I tried ... Read More »

Truvativ Hussefelt 1.1 Crankset 2006 Problem Help

bought a Truvativ Hussefelt 1.1 Crank set 2006 and using a Truvativ Gigapipe Team DH Bottom Bracket I tighten it on the manufactured the spindle bolt @ the recommended specs after bouncing around in front of my hose I notice that my right crank arm were the chain ring is. Were loose and I tried t ... Read More »

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