Truvativ Team SL Bottom Brackets

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $50.00

Product Description

Truvativ BB's. Featuring the ISIS Drive System. Spline BB's are 25% stiffer with twice the strength of square taper BB's which means you'll spend more of your time on your bike...not in the shop. Weight: 245 grams Compatibility: ISIS spline for Race Face or Truvativ cranks.

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by AJS a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: March 23, 2005

Strengths:    ~ Doesn't let in water and grit like previous generation did.
~ Installed easy enough.

Weaknesses:    ~ Not as light as a Ti spindled BB, but won't break as easy as Ti spindles can.

Bottom Line:   
I had the lower model TruVativ BB that came OEM on a CX bike, and it didn't last very long once the wet and grit got into it. But I did like the snappy responsiveness before it went bad, along with the Elita cranks I had at that time.

Bought the Raleigh road frame and needed a new BB, so I figured I'd get the Team SL and give TruVativ one more chance to redeem themselves. This has 3 bearings instead of 2 like the older unit, and reportedly better seals. Size is 108 x Eng. thread.

After about 2500 miles and some wet rides, no problems yet. Does what a BB is supposed to, which is just spin the cranks and you forget it's there. Not quite as smooth overall as a Record BB, but it's less than half the price.

So far, this is a good everyday workhorse BB at a decent price. More miles will tell the tale.

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Favorite Ride:   anything without traffic

Price Paid:    $38.00

Purchased At:   Greenfish Adv. Sport

Similar Products Used:   Campy Record, TruVativ 2-bearing unit.

Bike Setup:   '03 Raleigh Professional, FSA Team Pro Issue 175mm crankarms.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by scoculk a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: May 12, 2004

Strengths:    Stiff and quiet.

Weaknesses:    None yet.

Bottom Line:   
In an attempt to find a stiffer alternative to the Ultegra triple/105 BB set-up I was running, I swapped it out for a Truvativ Elita triple crankset and the Gigapipe Team SL bottom bracket. I am very pleased after more than a year (3000+ miles). It has proven to be a very stiff combination and I haven't heard a peep out of the BB. At this point I would definitely recommend this product.

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Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Cambria (on-line)

Similar Products Used:   105

Bike Setup:   LeMond Buenos Aires '03 frame, Ultegra, SRAM R9 cassette, Ritchey WCS OS bar and stem, Thomson set-back seatpost, Fizik Aliante saddle, Velomax Circuit Comp wheelset.

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