Truvativ X-Forge Triple Older Cranks

2.5/5 (10 Reviews)


Product Description

Available in 22-32-42 chainring configuration.


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Reviews 1 - 10 (10 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by ht a Weekend Warrior from Sacramento, ca

Date Reviewed: July 27, 2010

Strengths:    they worked good for the 2 years i had them, i have a spesialized hard rock pro (03) like the other ppl on here

Weaknesses:    after i got my hard core action out of it i use the bike as transportation, i never staked or missused it, the left arm would constantly come louse and ended up striping, then after i bought a new left arm, one day i was rideing up hill and the right arm snaped in the middle, i had never seen this happen to any other bikes on any other cranksets, i was infurrrated by this, i will never buy a truvative part aegain, thats suposto be the last part that brakes on you,

Bottom Line:   
dont use truvative, just dont

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Similar Products Used:   unfortunatly its been 4 years synce and i have yet to replace the crank set due to funding issues

Bike Setup:   speslized hard rock pro (03),

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by John Renshaw a Cross Country Rider from Davenport, Ia

Date Reviewed: May 9, 2007

Strengths:    lasted a while, light and rigid. I didn't have problems of creaking. Seemed to be fine until one day......

Weaknesses:    broke the right crank arm, snapped right off as I started a climb.

Bottom Line:   
Decent cranks for the price. Check for hairline cracks every once in a while and don't plan on jumping big or hitting big drops.

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Favorite Trail:   Kinkaid Lake, southern illinois

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Race Face, never broke these SOB's

Bike Setup:   2003 Hardrock Pro. I actually weigh less now than when i bought it. I guess I'm more hardcore now!

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by B from Silver Spring, MD, USA

Date Reviewed: March 14, 2006

Bottom Line:   
Came stock on my '03 hardrock. I ride lightly, around town, light trails, nothing hard core. These cranks are fine for my needs, although they do creak. I took the cranks as well as the right side cup (couldn't get the left side) off, cleaned a little, regreased and put everything back together, no creaks. I also tightened the rear derailleur mounting screw (creaks have been known to come from here too).

The hardrock is a great bike that is one step up from the bottom of the line. I've owned hardrocks for the past 17 years. They've done me well.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Graham from Guelph, ON, CA

Date Reviewed: May 5, 2005

Strengths:    Good for the money

Weaknesses:    Right arm snapped right off while peddling...Creaks so much

Bottom Line:   
These cranks are really sturdy, but today i was just riding and the right arm snapped. This bike has never seen more than a two foot drop and dirt jumping the only time any real stress came i snapped my seatpost from being tweaked in the air and didn't even land on the cranks.I noticed they had bent out a bit after looking at the broken arm. I don't recommend putting these cranks through a lot if you own them, as they might bend or break at a really inoppurtune time. These cranks should only be used for light cross country or commuting.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   none for long

Bike Setup:   03 Specialized Hardrock(Cranks came stock) Bomber fork, mavic rims, etc etc

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by NIck from Amherst, MA

Date Reviewed: March 25, 2005

Bottom Line:   
These arms came on my Hardrock Pro, and worked well for a year. Then, one day when I went to get on my bike, the right arm snapped. That's right, the -arm-. The bracket didn't round, the thing just snapped outwards.

The folks at the shop where I got it asked me what the heck I was doing with the bike, but I only do some light trail riding and bunny hop curbs on my way to class. And I was a few months past the 1 year warranty too.

Sorry, I can understand breaking the bracket as a stress point, but the arm should -not- go like that.

F is for Fail.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by tom a Weekend Warrior from perth, australia

Date Reviewed: October 21, 2004

Strengths:    good while it lasted...

Weaknesses:    weak

Bottom Line:   
im pretty heavy - 100kg (200pds) but ive never seen a crank bend as much as this. went off a 1.5m drop onto grass and it bent so much it couldnt be ridden - cranks moved too much. really warped where bb fits into crank arm. before that was good but - recommend for lighter riders, or for lighter riding. came on bike but i assume it would be relatively inexpensive. probs good value. better than the shimano equivalent by far

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Favorite Trail:   streets

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   mate

Similar Products Used:   ac forged, shimano

Bike Setup:   avanti ridge rider + ac cranks etc

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Adam Wilson a Cross Country Rider from Dundee, Oregon

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2004

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    The Creaking! It really does. It breaks easy.

Bottom Line:   
The creaking is really annoying, and it doesn't help to have the duke sls, which are also known for their knocking on every little compression. I did a 5 foot drop with the crank, and guess what happened? I bent it. Don't buy this unless all you do is pedal on paved paths.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Bike Source

Similar Products Used:   -

Bike Setup:   Hardrock Pro Duke SL

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bikeybike from northeast

Date Reviewed: June 9, 2003

Strengths:    works well for low $$$, no problems

Weaknesses:    not top of the line

Bottom Line:   
can hardly tell the difference between expensive XTR- Race Face and this inexpensive crankset.

it works good , no problems

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   came with bike

Similar Products Used:   XT , XTR , Race face


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bikeybike from northeast

Date Reviewed: June 9, 2003

Strengths:    works well for low $$$, no problems

Weaknesses:    not top of the line

Bottom Line:   
can hardly tell the difference between expensive XTR- Race Face and this inexpensive crankset.

it works good , no problems

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   came with bike

Similar Products Used:   XT , XTR , Race face


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by olopod a Cross Country Rider from Cleburne

Date Reviewed: November 15, 2002

Strengths:    look good

Weaknesses:    creak, creak, creak

Bottom Line:   
LBS creak set me up creak with a good frame creak and some lower end creak components to creak get started in creak a full suspension creak bike. Figured creak I would upgrade as creak things broke creak.

Half-way creak thru my creak first ride creak the cranks started creaking creak-creak. Took the bike creak back to the shop creak and they creak checked the creak cranks. Removed the creak cranks and BB, creak cleaned them and reset them creak-creak.

Creak creak creak on the next ride. Driving me freakin' creakin' nuts. Looks like I've got to dole out some cash and put in a new bottom bracket and cranks ($$$). Dang, I really wanted to start by replacing the forks and wheels.

2 flamin' turds since they work OK, and I guess they let me get into a FSB cheap. Of course they may force me to run off a cliff just to shut them up.

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Favorite Trail:   dinosaur valley, cleburne state park

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Bike Setup:   '01 GT I-Drive Race

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