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Old 07-25-07, 05:32 AM   #1
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Bent the chainring on my TruVativ Elita Cyclocross crank

was commuting to work on my scott comp and the damn thing just bent 90 degrees (snapped in one place)

granted i was mashing and weigh a solid 200 lbs., but this still shouldnt have happened

has anyone else had problems like this
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I've had really scary experiences w/ Truvativ Elita cranksets ... a full-on road setup on a flexy 110 BCD crank does not inspire confidence. Even on a stiffer 130 BCD crank I've still experienced chronic chain issues and I've got next to no faith in the crankset doing its job in a sprint. I RA'd my last Elita crankset for an unrelated warranty issue (drive-side arm came unbonded from the hollow axle) and noticed Truvativ has changed the rings ... do I trust them now? Nope.

Honestly, I'd try to get a warranty replacement of the crankset/bb ... sell it in the box online and put that money toward a Gossamer crankset. When you've got the money, upgrade the big ring and then ride with confidence.
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My truvatic elita compact had something similar. I noticed a loud creaking coming from the crank/bb one day and I kept losing the chain on the big ring. The crank on the drive side was wobbling..."drive-side arm came unbonded from the hollow axle" and the LBS said it was pretty close to catastrophic failure.

Time to upgrade I guess
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