Truvativ Stylo 1.1 GXP W/BB Crankset

DESCRIPTION

Perfect forTodays singlespeeder. Integrated GXP spindle with outboard bearing bottom bracket cups. Singlering setup with a chainguard inThe outer position. AL-7075 aluminum alloy arms 7075T-6 chainring Approximate weight 875 grams including BB GXP external bottom bracket included Works with 68/73mm BB shells

USER REVIEWS

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[Feb 13, 2014]
Iamrockandroll13

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

-Pricepoint
-Durability

Weakness:

-Stock chain ring was a little crap, wore out quickly
-A little heavy, but for the price not bad.

I never notice these cranks when I'm riding. They don't creak, they just work. They disappear beneath me and I never have to think about them. They are very stiff and have held up well after over 1000 miles of trail use. The only way I could see these being better is if they had a removable spider.

[May 05, 2013]
darryl

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

price concious

Weakness:

you cant choose the ceramic version of the bb or color of the bash guard.

i ordered a set and it only cost about 50 bucks. i love the hollow spindle. i replaced the chainring with my race face 32t because its the alum ano red and I'm going for the red and black color scheme and your supposed to change the chain, chainring and flywheel all at once so they wear correctly. i got the 180mm, and to compensate for the reduced clearance, i installed the azonic 420 pedals.
this is a sick setup and as a single track/xc/race rider, this is perfect. as for anything falling apart, i installed everything correctly and there is only increased performance to report.
i may replace the bash guard. i don't really like the flow of the cnc stock one but it may grow on me.
in all, its a sweet package and i would recommend this to anyone.

[Aug 23, 2012]
Gags
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Strong, looks good, cheap

Weakness:

Have not found any.

Got a 180mm set of these for my SS rigid 29er and they have been bulletproof for the past 18 months or so. I have never had to adjust them or tighten them since installation of the cranks and they are still going strong!! I wore out the original 32T chainring that came with the crank and then replaced it with a Surly stainless steel chainring and that has been excellent.

I am a big guy (195 cm and 99kg) and I am pretty tough on driveline components (especially when single speeding). I have pretzeled about 3 chainrings in the past and have also managed to snap a couple of chains. I have been running this bike with a KMC-810 SL chain and I now have 100% confidence in my driveline which means I can get out of the saddle and grind it up hills without risking the family jewels on the top tube!!!

Similar Products Used:

Shimano XT cranks, Shimano LX Cranks, Truvativ Firex Cranks, Blackspire chainrings.

[Jul 05, 2012]
Chad Thomsen

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Cheap, durable and good looking.

Weakness:

Bottom Bracket is a piece of crap that is very poorly designed.

Crank Set Review:
Great cranks at a cheap price. I have used the older version of these on my gheto SS bike and they rocked. These are just as good and look even better.


Bottom Bracket Review:
I bought a second one thinking the first one was defective, and I was on a tight budget. Both of them the drive side plastic bearing cover comes loose and pulls out of the bottom bracket. On the second one this happened on the first ride after installing it!!! I used a gheto fix of electrical tape wrapped around the crank spindle that goes though the bottom bracket. Shame on you Truvative/SRAM for NOT FIXING this after its a known problem for a few years!!!! After I blow though these two crappy bottom brackets I am getting a Chris King. In the long run Chris King will be cheaper as it lasts forever and does not need a "gheto fix" to make it work. Enuff said!!

If the BB bracket did not have such a major defect I would give these things a 5 Flammin Chillis.

[Oct 09, 2011]
lew242
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Cheap
Look good
Easy to upgrade
Take a BB chain guide/tensioner

Weakness:

Chain-ring is cheap
Truvativ aluminum bolts are not so great
GXP BB units sometimes die young

Not a massive fan of the chain-ring, so I just switch it out for a 32T Middleburn, Renthal etc. Then I like to use chrome alloy steel bolts with Loctite 243. Then maybe a ceramic bearing BB. Fit and forget, great!

Similar Products Used:

Stylo 3.3, Hussefelt 1.1 DH, Shimano, FSA V-Drive

[Jan 22, 2011]
Dick
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Comes in 180mm
Stiff
Inexpensive

Weakness:

Heavy-ish

Cheap and durable. I ride 5-6x/week (thanks to an energetic dog) and have had no issues in a year of use. I'm not sure why there's little love for these cranks - they've been great for the price.

Similar Products Used:

Shimano LX/XT

[Jan 03, 2011]
thatsnogood
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

Strong as nails crank, great bash guard, and strong chainring. Never had a problem with chainring or bashguard, plus they came apart easily for easy cleaning. Relatively light for the price.

Weakness:

Crank won't stay tight. I got it torqued to spec at least 3 times while I owned it. Each time it would stay tight for about 3-4 months of bi-weekly riding and come loose. I'd then re-tighten to spec and same thing a few rides/miles later. Eventually the bolt holding the left arm sheared off. This was the 2nd left crankarm I had purchased for this set and wasn't going to sink another $50 into a 3rd.

I haven't tried any other compatible single speed products for mountain biking so I can't really say this is the worst, but of all the cranks I've ever ridden these have certainly given me the biggest headache. Don't waste your money/time on these. The model I got were the 2008 Stylo, so maybe the 2010/11 ones have improved this weak point.

Similar Products Used:

Shimano LX, BulletProof, Bontrager Race

[Aug 17, 2009]
Leonnolen
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Weakness:

Cranks won't stay tight. Never have.

I guess I'll try something different.

[May 14, 2008]
Todd
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

solid crankset, good price.

Weakness:

correct installation can be tricky

great crank set for a single speed bike.
be sure to follow instructions when installing crank to insure proper bearing preload.
you have to tighten and then loosen the crank until no play is felt.
This has been a nice crankset for my SS bike.
I've been riding it pretty hard for about a month with no problems.

Similar Products Used:

none

[Oct 13, 2006]
Alexander Rose
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

works perfectly

Weakness:

special BB tool I didnt have

This set of cranks in combination with my eccentric BB and the GXP bottom bracket system is really amazing. I was worried that the eccentric BB system would cause creaking etc. I assembled everything with grease a year ago and havnt touched it since. I weigh 200lb and enjoy pretty technical trails weekly. The external bearrning design is obviously a huge advantage.

Similar Products Used:

stylo old BB style

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