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Anyone still having problems with Truvativ Elita left crank arms?

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Old 06-20-10, 08:21 AM
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Anyone still having problems with Truvativ Elita left crank arms?

I'm considering buying a Truvativ Elita 2.2 crankset with a GXP bottom bracket for my bike build, but I've seen lots of negative reviews relating to the left crank arm repeatedly working loose. It seems like a lot of these are directed at older Isis models, and I was wondering if the models that use the GXP bottom bracket are having the same problems?

Also, can anyone tell me from experience if the Elita 2.2 is compatible with both 9 speed and 10 speed?

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Old 06-20-10, 08:28 AM
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I have the Elita triple with GXP (I'm not aware of 2.2 or any other number). I've been using the crank for a few years and it hasn't come loose once.
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ISIS and GXP are totally different attachment methods. Properly installed, GXP isn't going to loosen up.
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Old 06-20-10, 11:31 AM
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The first edition of the Elita GXP did, indeed, have a crankarm that came loose. Find some bikes that were specced with that crankset around 2005-2006 (e.g., Kona Jake) and see how many of them still have the original crankset.

The current "2.2" edition, no idea. I have a Rouleur that doesn't seem to have any problems.
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