Truvativ Elita Double Cranksets

4.33/5 (9 Reviews)
MSRP : $165.00

Product Description

  • 53/39 Elita Double.
  • Splined

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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Daniel Sato a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: November 5, 2010

    Strengths:    Cheap - $40 on eBay brand new with the bottom bracket included.

    Weaknesses:    Left crank arm falls off during races!

    Bottom Line:   
    I bought this crank to throw on my cross bike build, because I also wanted to use it as a commuter, and I knew from experience that CX gearing is a little too low for the road. However, the crank bolt works its way loose now regardless of how much loctite I used. DNF'ing a cross race because your crank arm fell off on bell lap is an unpleasant experience.

    I've checked over the threads repeatedly; there's no sign of damage, so this has to be a design defect. Lesson learned: buy cheap, buy twice.

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    Favorite Ride:   Dark rainy road ride or a crit

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Purchased At:   eBay

    Similar Products Used:   Rival, Ultegra, FSA Gossamer, miscellaneous square-taper cranks.

    Bike Setup:   Surly Cross Check, 105, carbon fork, Kysrium ES's

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by nocat50 a Road Racer from Seattle, WA

    Date Reviewed: March 22, 2003

    Strengths:    Again, they're extremely stiff and light. The design is very well executed. Moreover, they perform better than DA cranks for a lot less $$$!!! ($149 MSRP)

    Weaknesses:    You might have trouble finding a shop that is well versed in servicing them. They use, for example, a retaining washer that can easily be overlooked.

    Bottom Line:   
    These cranks are amazing! I've had just few rides so far, but they're already showing that they're among the best cranks out there. The stiffness is everything that TruVativ says. You'll notice it immediately on climbs. I'd highly recommend these to everyone that has an interest in getting optimal performance out of their bicycle, be it for road racing, TTT, ITT, crits, stage racing (lighter than DA cranks!), triathlons, etc.

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    Favorite Ride:   Snoqualmie Valley's rolling hills

    Price Paid:    $101.00

    Purchased At:   eBay

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano Ultegra
    Shimano DA

    Bike Setup:   3/2.5 V-Al Ti road frame with Shimano Ultegra and DA mix of parts.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by lugnut866 a Recreational Rider from Midwest Flatlander

    Date Reviewed: January 12, 2003

    Strengths:    Solid performance.

    Weaknesses:    Looks ok, but who cares about looks

    Bottom Line:   
    Just my first impressions, but I have been very pleased with it's smoothness. First time with ISIS crankset system and the lack of creaking and general "feeling" is great. I feel I can get up on it and real push hard AND KNOW that my effort will be translated directly into speed or power.

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    Favorite Ride:   Any country road with no cars

    Price Paid:    $150.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   Campy Record, Veloce, and Shimano 105

    Bike Setup:   Campy Record Derailleurs and cassette with Proton Wheels. Cinelli Bars and Stem with Easton EC 50 fork.

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Inatb a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: April 19, 2002

    Strengths:    Nice Rings

    Weaknesses:    Cost cutting

    Bottom Line:   
    These cranks shift flawlessly, but they do not have the looks or the quality I had expected. The black finish is matte on the back side of the crank. To make different lengths they used the same arms, just drilled the pedal holes closer to the bottom bracket. It seems that the only TRUely inoVATIV is the method of cost cutting, though they cost more than Ultegra or Chorus

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    Favorite Ride:   Most any

    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   Cannondale Ex, Shimano 105, Ultegra

    Bike Setup:   Gunnar roadie, Chorus

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by CCN a Road Racer from SLO County

    Date Reviewed: March 14, 2002

    Strengths:    Really stiff, flawless shifting, price

    Weaknesses:    if you are a weight weeney... they are a little heavier than Dura Ace

    Bottom Line:   
    These are awesome cranks that shift flawlessly with my dura ace components. When it gets time to put the hammer down these cranks will not let you down. They look cool too(black crank arms with brushed aluminum chainrings)

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    Favorite Ride:   Anything with climbing

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano 105, Ultegra

    Bike Setup:   Trek OCLV

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