Truvativ Stylo Team Crankset

4.23/5 (84 Reviews)
MSRP : $164.99


Product Description

  • Nickel Plated Rings
  • Alloy Chainring Bolts
  • Self-extracting Crank Bolts
  • These cranks are for cross country use


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Wasmachineman NL a Cross Country Rider from The Netherlands

    Date Reviewed: February 4, 2012

    Strengths:    Doesn't flex, BB is more silent than a square taper, Looks pretty cool


    Weaknesses:    Corrosion on crank arms, It would look nicer if they added a tougher coat of varnish.


    Bottom Line:   
    I have to admit that this crank is good,but the paint is sh*t, Lots of corrosion on the crank arms, Other than that, its a great crank, it doesn't flex as Specialized's Strongarm 1, TL;DR: The crank is good, but the paint and finish is weak, Nothing to complain about though.

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    Favorite Trail:   Berlicum route

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   Came with bike

    Similar Products Used:   Specialized StrongArm 1.

    Bike Setup:   Nishiki Z-29, All stock, XTR/XT

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by bondek a Cross Country Rider from Denver, CO, USA

    Date Reviewed: July 6, 2011

    Strengths:    Durable and reliable, Keeps on crankin.

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    This crank came on my original 2006 Stumpjumper FSR and when that frame cracked I transferred this crank onto the new bike frame.

    I ride hard and go through components and only buy heavy duty parts. From my original 2006 stumpjumper the only original parts are my seat post, handle bars and the crank. (I'm on number 4 for the bottom bracket) Somehow this crank has held up for over 12,000 miles of hard riding.

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    Favorite Trail:   Apex

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Purchased At:   Stock With Bike

    Similar Products Used:   None

    Bike Setup:   2010 Stump jumper M5 Frame w/ brain

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Timur_j a Weekend Warrior from Almaty, Kazakhstan

    Date Reviewed: March 12, 2010

    Strengths:    Cheap, light, nice look

    Weaknesses:    BB fail after one ride in rain,
    crank anod-layer corrosion after winter riding.


    Bottom Line:   
    Good choice for the money.

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    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Purchased At:   lbs

    Similar Products Used:   Stylo-isis, Shimano LX octalink

    Bike Setup:   Ti-rigid SS

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by jSatch a Weekend Warrior from SoCal

    Date Reviewed: June 26, 2008

    Strengths:    Strong rings, smooth shifts, take abuse and still pretty light.
    Warrantee!!


    Weaknesses:    after 2 years the chrome on the rings was peeling off

    Bottom Line:   
    Already posted for this when new, but regarding TruVativ warrantee:

    Had this on my old Spec Stumpy XC Pro and mercilessly wore down the drivetrain. Frame welds gave way so went with a new bike.

    Built up a SC Heckler- new drivetrain, except the cranks. The rings were shot, but as the chrome on the rings was peeling off I took it into BicycleWarehouse to see what they could do for new rings. They contacted TruVativ and put on a brand spanking new set of rings. Cost- nada. NADA!! Still within the 2 year warrantee period. Way cool, and lookin' good too.

    The bb was getting a little scratchy. Typical here in SoCal with all the very fine powder that lines all the trails (except after a rain- ha, ha). Almost 2 years is darn good. Got a new one for nearly half the price of a comparable Shimano XT bb.

    I think TruVativ made a good choice when compromising weight vs strength on these cranks. No complaints.

    Sweet all around.

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $150.00

    Purchased At:   BicycleWarehouse

    Similar Products Used:   shimano

    Bike Setup:   SC Heckler

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Antonio from Madrid(Spain)

    Date Reviewed: January 4, 2008

    Strengths:    Nice, Lightweight, Cheap, and Strong

    Weaknesses:    crank bolt kept coming out until i called truvativ and they said to put a couple of washers on the bolt. this solved the problem.

    Bottom Line:   

    This as good as some shimano Xt but cheaper.
    I use the cranks with Qrings

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    Favorite Trail:   Cercedilla

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $130.00

    Purchased At:   ChainReaction

    Bike Setup:   Lapierre X-Control 310
    Norco Six 1

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by ribaldmanikin from Edmonton, AB, CA

    Date Reviewed: August 1, 2007

    Strengths:    Stiff, improved shifting, lightweight.

    Weaknesses:    Aluminum crank bolt. Sheared off at the beginning of a ride on a 4 day riding vacation, 2.5 hours from the nearest bike shop.

    Bottom Line:   
    I've loved these cranks since the day they were installed. I've never been happier with cranks on any bike I've ridden. Having a trip ruined because of a cheap aluminum crank bolt sure made me rethink the love. I've replaced the bolt with a steel bolt. I'll take the weight penalty.

    I'm not hard on my bikes, and spend as much time taking care of them as riding them. Everything is torqued according to specs.

    This review is for Truvativ Stylo Team GXP crankset. I think they are 06's.

    I'd give them a 5/5 if it wasn't for that cheap aluminum bolt. However, a $3 fix isn't going to hurt the rating. Just pick up an extra steel bolt for your camelback.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $120.00

    Purchased At:   River Valley Cycle

    Similar Products Used:   Kooka, XT, XTR, LX, RaceFace.

    Bike Setup:   04 Dakar XC Comp, Duke XC forks, XTR wheelset, Avid BB7, SRAM Attack shifters, XT derailleurs, XT Cassette.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Russell a Downhiller from Boise, Idaho

    Date Reviewed: July 29, 2007

    Strengths:    Lightweight, Cheap, and Strong

    Weaknesses:    Left arm used to come loose a lot (but that was probably my fault for not tightening it)

    Bottom Line:   
    What more can I say? These have not failed on me yet, and they have taken a ton of abuse.

    BUY THEM

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    Favorite Trail:   Super-G

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $125.00

    Purchased At:   www.blueskycycling.com

    Similar Products Used:   Truvativ crappies, Diablous, FSA MegaExo

    Bike Setup:   06 Trek Session 77, Travis Single Intrinsic, Manitou Revox, Transition Bikes components

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by mnh a Cross Country Rider from San Jose, CA

    Date Reviewed: June 12, 2007

    Strengths:    affordable, smooth precise shifting. 2+ years of hard riding, crashes, log hits and still going strong.

    Weaknesses:    crank arm finish wore quickly. Blue crank arms from ankle rub lost their finish within a couple of weeks.

    Bottom Line:   
    I bought these to replace a set of worn out xtr cranks. Originally I was going to replace the bike and just wanted a cheap crankset for the occasional ride. A couple years later I still haven't replaced the bike, it's just too much fun. The cranks have done really well, holding up to a fair amount of abuse.

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Purchased At:   Jenson

    Similar Products Used:   XTR, race face

    Bike Setup:   97 superlight, xtr hubs, mavic 717 rims, monkey light, fox float 100 RLC, xt rapid fire, xt front/rear, stylo team crankset - blue crank arms

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Pablo a Weekend Warrior from Quito-Ecuador

    Date Reviewed: May 5, 2007

    Strengths:    Very stiff

    Weaknesses:    In two years I changed the second ring once

    Bottom Line:   
    I made mainly cross cowntry an couple good races. And the last 8 months I started doing FR until my frame got broken. My crankset NEVER gave me problems, what else can I say?

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Bike Setup:   Jamis Dakar comp fox float, XT shifters and rear derailleur, manitou black elite, XTR rims, monkey lite handlebar.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Nicolas Le Clerc a Weekend Warrior from Singapore

    Date Reviewed: April 11, 2007

    Strengths:    Stiff, dependable
    Affordable


    Weaknesses:    Not the lightest

    Bottom Line:   
    I like these cranks. They used to be on my Flux. I temporarily retired them when my upgraded my Flux to the lighter Crank Bros Cobalt and I got the more recent Truvativ Stylo carbon cranks on my 5 Spot. However I hated the carbon Stylos from the first minute I rode them, I found them way too flexy. I pulled my older aluminium Stylo Team out of retirement and installed them on the 5 Spot where they fit perfectly: the right balance of stiffness, dependability and weight for a trail bike.

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    Favorite Trail:   Any

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Similar Products Used:   Truvativ Stylo carbon, Crank Bros Cobalt

    Bike Setup:   Turner 5 Spot, Pike 454 air u-turn

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Russell a Downhiller from Boise

    Date Reviewed: January 19, 2007

    Strengths:    Cheap, Strong, light. Simple.

    Weaknesses:    Chainrings are way soft. You need a bash and should buy new chainrings.

    Bottom Line:   
    I'm using these for downhill running 22/38/bash. They work great. No complaints at all. They don't have any play like my old ones did and feel very smooth. The one piece gxp is genious.

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    Favorite Trail:   Super-G at Tamarack

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $125.00

    Purchased At:   Blueskycycling

    Similar Products Used:   Cheap truvativ cranks

    Bike Setup:   Trek session 7.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by jSatch a Cross Country Rider from SoCal

    Date Reviewed: October 12, 2006

    Strengths:    smooth shifts
    strong rings
    stiff bb


    Weaknesses:    they don't pedal for me

    Bottom Line:   
    a huge improvement over the junk that came on the bike (old stumpy fsr pro)
    they take a pounding up hill, and remain stiff with the external GXP bb. i can now beat the he** out of myself and not blame the bike for not making the hill
    rings a lot stronger than the stock junk- still true
    but this is still an XC design- not made for jumps :-(
    i have not had a problem with anything coming loose (newer 1 piece design, as mentioned by Foho), least not yet
    after reading some of the problems here i had it professionally installed and correctly torqued, just in case anything fell off, it would go back
    so far, no worries, just riding
    also, lots of dusty trails in the canyons hereabouts in SoCal- as of yet, no sign of the bb crapin’ out like the last one
    so if you actually work for a living, i think this is a very good value as the prices increase exponentially for the someone else will pay for it team gear

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    Favorite Trail:   the one leading to the pool

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $150.00

    Purchased At:   bicyclewarehouse (LBS)

    Similar Products Used:   the bendy junk they stocked on the XC bike

    Bike Setup:   two wheels

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Patrick Warner a Weekend Warrior from Needham, MA

    Date Reviewed: August 18, 2006

    Strengths:    When they are tightened and not coming apart (which is not very often) they are smooth, relatively stiff cranks. Shifting is smooth and chainrings are quality.

    Weaknesses:    Where do I even begin? I can't ride these cranks for more than 10-15 minutes without the bolt working it's way loose. No joke. If I ride for an hour, I have to get off my bike and work these things tight about 4 or 5 times. Seriously, if I get one pedel secured on a tree and put all my weight to get these things wicked tight it might last about 20 minutes tops.

    This product leaves me baffled at how a company could possibly have put these things on the market. It's definitely the worst designed bike part I've ever come across.


    Bottom Line:   
    A true disappointment. This product is the worst, most annoying bike part I've ever encountered. I want Truvativ to give me my time back that I've spent trying to fix these things on the trail instead of being able to actually ride my bike.

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    Favorite Trail:   my backyard

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   Truvativ FiveD ( which also sucked but surprising less than the more expensive Shytlo)

    Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Heckler, DHX 5.0, Fox F140 RLC, Sram X9

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Foho a Cross Country Rider from Bay Area, California

    Date Reviewed: November 15, 2005

    Strengths:    Light weight, Stiff

    Weaknesses:    Two piece spider/crank arm combination

    Bottom Line:   
    I bought this crankset used and have been basically happy with it. The crank is relatively lightweight and stiff.

    The one exception is the spider attachment design. The drive-side crank arm is not one-piece. It consists of three pieces - the spider, crank arm, and a spanner nut. The spider registers against the crank arm with some tabs, which keep the spider from slipping with respect to the crank arm. A thin spanner nut keeps the spider and the crank arm tightly together. If this nut were to loosen up (as it will with use and time), the crank will spice up your ride with very melodious and utterly intolerable squeaking and creaking. The chain rings, spider, and crank arm will all slip with respect to each other - with every pedal stroke - causing an amazing symphony of noise. The way to overcome this of course is to tighten up the spanner nut providing you have a special spanner wrench. The problem is that even if you have a special wrench, the very few threads on the nut can be stripped very easily rendering the crank useless.

    This loosening and stripping of the spanner nut of course happened to my crankset (probably something to do with the crankset being used) and I ended up spending a good part of an afternoon making parts and chasing threads. The final cure was to reverse the nut and use one-ton epoxy to mate all the pieces back together. It now works well and quietly too.

    The newer version of this crankset is one piece and the above problems do not apply. Inspect the crankset carefully to be sure.

    I would give it five chilis for a one-piece version but for this one, unfortunately three chilis will have to do.

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    Favorite Trail:   XC trails anywhere

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Purchased At:   Used

    Similar Products Used:   Race Face Evolve

    Bike Setup:   Blur - mixed group

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by jay li a Weekend Warrior from san jose, ca, usa

    Date Reviewed: July 8, 2005

    Strengths:    Price is low. Shifts better than original Suntour crank that came with the bike. With over 500 miles on fire trails, single track and a few crashes I have not bent the chainrings. Lighter than original Suntour.

    Weaknesses:    For the price I see none.

    Bottom Line:   
    A great value and good performer. So good that I bought another one for my custom built Giant NRS.

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    Favorite Trail:   fremont older

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $99.00

    Purchased At:   cambria bike

    Similar Products Used:   Suntour

    Bike Setup:   2001 GT Agressor 1. Original frame. Everything else upgraded.

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