Truvativ Elita Triple Cranksets

2.64/5 (11 Reviews)
MSRP : $175.00


Product Description

  • 52/42/30 Elita Triple
  • Splined


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by TwoHeadsBrewing a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: March 25, 2010

    Strengths:    1. Inexpensive
    2. Shifts smoothly (using Ultegra 6703)
    3. Stiff


    Weaknesses:    None yet. Looks?

    Bottom Line:   
    Decent stock crankset that came on my Windsor Knight from bikesdirect.com. When properly tuned, shifting from any chainring is easy. No apparent flex in the crankarms or BB, and it shifts and turns smoothly. Good deal for a cheap crankset!

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    Favorite Ride:   Wildflower Century

    Purchased At:   BikesDirect.com

    Bike Setup:   2010 Windsor Knight


    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by EruditeMan a Commuter

    Date Reviewed: May 21, 2008

    Strengths:    Shifting from middle to large ring & vice versa's quick & smooth. Is difficult shifting to granny gear but this may be function of front dérailleur limitations.

    Weaknesses:    Crankset's low quality, heavy & poor choice of Omega USS SWB recumbent bike manufacturer. Doesn't permit suitable change in ring sizes to yield full range, smooth shift patterns. So called 'reliable bike shops' don't offer middle chainring under 42T & large chainring under 52T. 175mm crank-arms on recumbent aren't long enough for leverage to take advantage of inherent efficiencies found in a recumbent.

    Bottom Line:   
    TruVativ Elita triple crankset with 130mm bolt circle & 175mm crankarms on USS SWB recumbent bicycle is poor choice for experienced riders that use the equipment instead of straining their bodies.

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    Similar Products Used:   I've used Campagnolo Record, Shimano, Stronglite, Sugino & TA cranksets in over 100,000 miles of riding on touring tandems and single road racing machines as well as commuting vehicles.

    Bike Setup:   Current bike setup is USS SWB recumbent with 28/42/52 crank & 9-speed 11-34 freewheel. My normal riding style is cadence of 105rpm with about 210-220rpm maximum. I prefer to constantly spin & never stop pedaling while riding.


    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by tomphan38 a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: April 13, 2008

    Strengths:    Cheap.

    Weaknesses:    Cheap. Chainring Flex under load. Shift.

    Bottom Line:   
    This Crankset refused to drop the smallest chainring unless you were on the 5th or 6th largest sprocket. Shifting up from the smallest-middle-Large chainring was fine.

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    Favorite Ride:   Alameda Creek Trail

    Purchased At:   Came with the Bike

    Similar Products Used:   Ultegra Triple 6603.

    Bike Setup:   Motobecane Sprint
    Full Ultegra 6603 Setup
    Vuelta XRP Wheels


    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Brian Aslett a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: May 7, 2007

    Strengths:    Reliable smooth changes.
    Looks good


    Weaknesses:    Fiddly to get changes perfect.
    Probably a bit heavy


    Bottom Line:   
    The crankset came with the bike. It worked loose in the first 100km, thereafter it's been fine. Changes with a 105 derailleur are good, though adjustment has to be just right. Once set, it stays that way.
    Its great for really steep climbs, or a climb at the end of a long hard ride. Done about 7500km so far with very little wear.

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    Favorite Ride:   Peninsula ride, Cape Town, South Afica

    Purchased At:   Incl on bike

    Similar Products Used:   None

    Bike Setup:   Truvativ elita triple with 105 shifter at the front. 105 shifter & cluster at rear, Ultegra chain. 105 STi's & Shimano cables


    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by David M a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: September 6, 2006

    Strengths:    Company agreed to replace without a hassle.

    Weaknesses:    larg crank warps.

    Bottom Line:   
    The Large crank kept warping. I would bend it back and it would go out of alignment after the next ride. Called the company who agreed to replace the large crank. Bought an older model(2001-2002) which is working great.

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    Favorite Ride:   anywhere

    Purchased At:   the bicycle outlet

    Bike Setup:   stock schwinn fastback comp.



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