Truvativ Giga Pipe DH LT Bottom Bracket

The DH LT model uses a whopping 3 sealed cartridge bearings for maximum life and bearing impact strength. Designed for downhill and freeriding.

User Reviews (5)

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Ben   [Feb 19, 2006]
Strength:

Ummm...worked for six months?

Weakness:

Bad seals, corroded

This thing was fine until I rode a race when it rained 7 inches in one day. One week later my bottom bracket had major play. The seals did not work and the bearing corroded and crushed because they were too small to begin with.

Similar Products Used: FSA Platinum Pro
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mike   Downhiller [Oct 30, 2006]
Strength:

it makes cool noises

Weakness:

corrosion, lock rings strip really easy,

spend the extra money and buy something a better, its worth it

Similar Products Used: Truvativ Gigapipe Team DH Bottom Bracket
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Ryan N.   Cross Country Rider [Dec 30, 2005]
Strength:

Contact seals look impressive... we'll see if they work. Bought as OE takeoff so the price can't be beat.

Weakness:

Needs unusual installation tool, see below

I just installed this tonight, full review to come. I wanted to warn everyone that the normal Shimano/ISIS BB tool does not work on Truvativ brackets. This is basically an old XTR/Ultegra BB tool, circa 98-99 with 8 teeth. PricePoint does a good job of informing you of this. Jenson does not and most shops will have this tool for their use, but probably don't sell it for home use. What you will need is the shimano TL-UN95, the Park BBT-8 or the Sette equivalent from PricePoint.

Similar Products Used: Shimano square tapers
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James   [Apr 16, 2005]
Strength:

Strong, hasnt broken yet, pedals pretty easy

Weakness:

None yet, probably a bit heavy but hey

Its good, hasnt broken yet. What more could you want from a bottom bracket?

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Zane Longden   Downhiller [Jan 31, 2005]
Strength:

None

Weakness:

Has seizure problems since the initial install.

Accidently got this DH LT instead of the Team DH that I ordered. Didn't even realize until I took it out today because it is ruined. May have 3 bearings but the seals are a joke. Crap gets in there and then it is a matter of time before it is ruined. Lasted almost a year, but I am only a 155 lbs dude.. My opinion is skip this model and opt for the GigaPipe Team DH model. And always check your parts if you mail-order them to make sure you get what you actually paid for!!

Similar Products Used: Race Face, Shimano
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