Truvativ Sealex DH BB Bottom Bracket

Sealex DH BB

The Sealex DH is designed for the most demanding downhill riders. Weight is not an issue here, you just want something that won't break.

User Reviews (6)

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e   [Feb 17, 2003]
Strength:

free

Weakness:

rough, heavy, junk

I replaced this piece of junk with an FSA TI BB. Isis works great but truvative needs much help with their bb. My Stylo Team crank has been the best and the FSA BB has lasted and worked great.

Similar Products Used: XTR, FSA TI
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1
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1
Jordan Lambert   Weekend Warrior [Feb 19, 2003]
Strength:

Has not completely failed yet! ISIS

Weakness:

Weak and not suited for freeriding. Sticky.

Was sweet when first installed but spindle bent after about 3 months of moderate freeride use. Makes chainrings move slightly out of line. Bearings still in place and rolling but sticky in spots when crank turns. Avoid if you are into any kind of heavy use.

Similar Products Used: Shimano XT
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2
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3
Joe Parnell   Weekend Warrior [Apr 11, 2003]
Strength:

Axle hasnt bent yet!

Weakness:

Heavy considering its strength. Creeking and slow bearings

After just two days riding of pretty big staires (7 foot biggest) the bearings are ******! Whats worse is am only 15 and way a measly 7 AND A HALF STONE!!!!!!!!!! Bearings also slow and very unsmooth at start. dont buy if u like going big. (which it actually says on the bb!!) LOL

Similar Products Used: none
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2
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4
Ryan Hill   Downhiller [Jan 03, 2003]
Strength:

It worked well for a while. Hasn't broken and I've thrashed it.

Weakness:

After a little more than six months of riding I have noticed a large amount of play and some nasty creaking in the bb. The bearings are shot and the thing is a pain and a half to get out. Truvativ should have used a shimano system(deep splines) to remove the bb, not the stupid notches on an outer ring. All but impossible to move. This is my second truvativ bb with the same problem in less than a year.

It worked great until the play issues, though installing it was tough and hard to get it in tight enough. The noise is now unbearable, though I may ride on it tommorrow, hopefully I can find a fsa bb at a good price.

Similar Products Used: Shimano
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3
Rob Gilson   Weekend Warrior [Dec 12, 2002]
Strength:

Industructible, creak free, never worry about it,insanely smooth

Weakness:

none, weighs more than both my cranks, but eh

Tired of worrying about your cranks' interface? buy this, this is the s2#t

Similar Products Used: Shimano crap, Race Face Evolve DH
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5
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5
Chris   Weekend Warrior [Nov 30, 2004]
Strength:

Smooth and Strong.

Weakness:

Short life and Durability of bearings.

Good for a temporary BB, but nothing really to great about it, didn't even last all that long. The only good ISIS BB in theory is the one FSA is putting out, the Platinum MegaExo ISIS BB that has external bearings. But in my opinion you might as well skip ISIS and go with the Outboard Bearing style, like the Shimano Saints.

Similar Products Used: Shimano Deore w/ square taper BB.
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2
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3
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