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Old 04-12-05, 05:39 PM   #1
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Truvativ Hussfelt/ Bottom Bracket... good?

I bent my left crank arm and the bottom bracket looks to be screwed up too. This was just the stock crankset on my specialized hardrock 2005.

Anyways, the guy at my LBS told me that I should definately go for the nicer crankset. I'm 6'6" and I weigh around 260lbs.


Is the Truvativ Hussfelt crankset a good choice for me?



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It's one of the best, that's why I have it on my HARO Xtreme....
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Its very, very strong, and stiff. Its as strong as Holzfeller, just heavier.
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Its so strong it wont breka or bend unless you really crash hard (and i mean HARD) I have them on my kona and no problems so far
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Yeah but you wont have any problems because you probably weigh sub 100 lbs, and you probably arent doing huge drops.
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thanks guys... this guy at my LBS races in NORBA.. so I guess he does know what he's talking about.
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hey dirtbike how are you to know i dont do big drops and how do you now im sub 100 pounds dont just start making assumptions of people. just because im new to the forums dosent mean i just started mountain biking.
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I think we have a new record for the most daily posts! This kid has 57 posts per day since April 11th!!!! 50 freakin 7!!!!
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Some kid on pinkbike had over 100 posts a day for a while, then apparently he got a life after 5 or 600 posts...

The hussefelts are probably good, but I have the FSA V-drives, and I like them a lot so far.
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Didnt you say you were 12 in one of your 57 posts? Most 12 year old kids are sub 100 lbs and arent doing extreme stuff. I do know of a 12 year old that races a CR 80 though. He is pretty intense.
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oh i forgot to add im 12 going on 13 yeah im young haha
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Proof...
Also proof that "going big" means "wheelie-dropping a curb"
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oh... and they are saying around 250 for everything installed... sound like a deal? Or not?
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Ooh.. That's pretty pricey.

I paid $150 for my cranks, bottom bracket, and install.
You can get a set of FSA X-Drives (much stronger) for about $170, and that includes the bottom bracket (proprietary).
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136+42 cranks and BB...that's alot of labor IMO...
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I bent my left crank arm and the bottom bracket looks to be screwed up too. This was just the stock crankset on my specialized hardrock 2005.

Anyways, the guy at my LBS told me that I should definately go for the nicer crankset. I'm 6'6" and I weigh around 260lbs.


Is the Truvativ Hussfelt crankset a good choice for me?



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I'm about your size and I run the Hussefelt mated to a Truvatix GiGapipe Team DH bottom bracket. I have NO problems with this setup what so ever.
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thanks Raiyn... that makes me feel good.

Yeah... I know the price is a little high.

I saw those prices on Jensonusa.com too PWRD.

Maybe I will buy those online, and demand for free installation because I just bought the bike a month ago from them.
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thanks Raiyn... that makes me feel good.

Yeah... I know the price is a little high.

I saw those prices on Jensonusa.com too PWRD.

Maybe I will buy those online, and demand for free installation because I just bought the bike a month ago from them.
Buy the tools. The experience is more valuable
Crank puller
http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename=
Tool for installing the Truvative BB
http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename=
Tool for removing / installing the stock BB
http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?sku=2641
With these tools and this how to link and the BB instructions you can do this at home. You'll also want a tub of Marine trailer bearing grease (from Home Depot) so you can grease the threads to keep things from seizing.
Plus if you buy the tools as you need them you'll become self reliant
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yeah... I see what you are saying Raiyn. It would save me a hell of a lot of money. I'll have to think about it.


I have that book, "Zenn and the art of mountain bike maintenence". Is that any good?
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oh, and is there anything I could REALLY mess up to the point of me not being able to take it to my LBS and have them do it if I need to?
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yeah... I see what you are saying Raiyn. It would save me a hell of a lot of money. I'll have to think about it.


I have that book, "Zenn and the art of mountain bike maintenence". Is that any good?
"Zinn and the art of mountain bike maintenence" is a fine place to start.
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oh, and is there anything I could REALLY mess up to the point of me not being able to take it to my LBS and have them do it if I need to?
As long as you can follow instructions (which some here can't) and avoid cross-threading the BB you'll be fine.
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Woah, didn't know my Hussefelts were that good.
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Raiyn has a good idea...I watched feltup put the bottom bracket into the SS bike i have now and I honestly didn't see anything hard about it.
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do it yourself it's easy. i have zinn and the art of mountian bike maintanence and i don't know a ton, but given the right tool you CAN do any of the things in that book. just take your time, because like it was said above, you can strip the bottom bracket shell and if you do that you'll be screwd. that particular install is pretty easy, you'll just need a crank puller and a BB remover if your not sure about which tools to get and stuff, study the book and then take the bike into the shop and ask what you will need, which you will also need a wrench to remove the pedals, you don't have to by a "pedal wrench" as long as you have an open ended wrench that will fit on the pedals. plus you will need an allen wrench to fit the crankarm bolt which might be under a little plastic cap that you can pop off. and so-on and so-fourth
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An actual pedal wrench is a good investment though as a lot of the larger normal wrenches are too wide to fit between the pedal and crankarm without scratching something. You are correct about having a good set of Allen wrenches though. Multi tools are for out in the middle of nowhere use. I wouldn't want to work on a bike with only a set of multi tool allens.
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