Truvativ Announces New Descendant Lineup

Mar 22, 2016
by SRAM  
Press Release


What matters most to hardcore mountain bikers? Performance, durability, affordability, and style. Truvativ’s new Descendant series serves up all of these with confidence to spare. Guided by input from some of the most talented riders in enduro and gravity, each component in the Descendant lineup has been built to survive mountain biking’s most aggressive riders and thrive on the world’s rowdiest trails.
Truvativ Descendant
Descendant Carbon Crankset

The svelte strength of carbon fiber with the swagger of heavy metal. The Descendant carbon crankset uses a proprietary Truvativ carbon construction process that delivers a crankset light enough for XC, yet bold and badass enough for Enduro. Style and substance—Descendant.

Details
• Less weight with direct mount ring
• Most affordable carbon crankset in the industry
• Carbon construction for lightweight durability
• Fully compatible with any 1x drivetrain
• Speeds: 10/11
• Price: $311-340 | €340-371 | £262-286


• BB Compatibility: BB30/PF30-68/73mm, GXP/PF GXP 68/73mm
• Chain Ring: 32
• Crank Arm Length: 175mm, 170mm
• Crank Arm Material: Carbon
• Weight: 587g (24mm, 32t, 175mm arms)

Truvativ Descendant

Descendant Crankset

Aggression with attitude. These forged aluminum cranks, with direct mount rings, feature the 1x benchmark SRAM X-Sync tooth profile. With attitude matched only by pure performance, these cranks deliver. Meet a whole new side of the mountain—Descendant.

Details
• Less weight with direct mount ring
• Super-stiff design
• 7000 series forged aluminum arms
• Fully compatible with any 1x drivetrain
• Direct mount ring
• Price: $161-188 | €175-205 | £134-158

• BB Compatibility: BB30/PF30-68/73mm , GXP/PF GXP 68/73mm
• Chain Ring: 32
• Crank Arm Length: 170mm, 175mm
• Speeds: 10/11
• Weight: 674g (24mm, 32t, 175mm arms)


Truvativ Descendant

Descendant DH Crankset

Whether your target is high speed or big air, an unwavering focus on dependability and style can never be overlooked. Blending the experience of countless DH podiums, big mountain competitions and film sessions, the new Descendant DH crank brings clock-beating weight savings to freeride burliness—at a price that will leave money for the next adventure. Meet your gravity goals—Descendant.

Details
• Lightweight DH crank set
• New graphics, World Cup proven design
• Fully compatible with any 1x drivetrain
• X-Sync chainring
• Speeds: 10/11
• Weight: 725g (24mm, 34t, 165mm arms)
• Price: $151-196 | €166-214 | £122-158

• BB Compatibility: GXP 83mm/PF GXP 104.5/107mm, PF30 83mm
• Bolt Circle Diameter: 94 BCD
• Chain Ring: 34
• Crank Arm Length: 165mm, 170mm
• Crank Arm Material: Aluminum

Truvativ Descendant
Truvativ Descendant
Descendant Stem

Mix and Match might work for clothing, but not your mountain bike cockpit. The new Descendant stem is 3D forged from 7050 alloy, then machined for weight reduction, and is the perfect match for your Descendant bars—not that you’re worried about that kind of thing. Built strong, to take on the world’s toughest trails, Descendant stems keep you pointed in the right direction.

Details
• Perfect match with Descendant handlebars
• 3D forged 7050
• CNC machined for weight reduction
• Weight: 149 – 168g
• Price: $65 | €71 | £54

• Four bolt handlebar clamp
• Two bolt steerer clamp
• Clamp diam: 31.8mm
• Length (ST): 40mm, 50mm, 60mm
• Stem angle/rise: 0 degrees


Descendant DH Riser
Descendant DH Bar

You say you want a wide, stiff, strong, championship-winning design? Here you go. The new Descendant DH bar borrows from a rich championship-winning heritage, and adapts it to today’s aggressive courses and riders. Descendant DH bars are the command center of cornering control.

Details
• Made with tough 7050 alloy
• Descendant geometry from our best DH/Gravity rider’s input
• Application: Freeride/Downhill
• Price: $70 | €77 | £59

• Clamp Diam: 31.8
• Rise: 25mm
• Width: 800mm
• Back Sweep (degrees): 9
• Upsweep (degree): 5

Truvativ Descendant Bars
Truvativ Descendant Bars

Combine a proven shape, proven width, proven materials and a take-no-prisoners approach, and you’ve got the new Carbon and 7050 Descendant bars. They are stiff, tough, dependable, and give you all the comfort and positive steering feel you could want. Descendant series bars are the new normal for comfort and control.

Descendant Riser Bar

• Material : Carbon or Al-7050
• Back sweep (degrees): 7
• Clamp Diam: 31.8
• Rise: 20mm
• Upsweep (degree): 5
• Width: 750mm (Carbon), 760mm (Alloy)
• Price (carbon/alloy): $150/65 | €163/71 | £126/54

Descendant Flat Bar

• Material: Carbon or Al-7050
• Descendant geometry from our best enduro rider’s input
• Back Sweep (degrees): 7
• Clamp Diam: 31.8
• Type : Flat
• Width: 750mm (Carbon), 760mm (Alloy)
• Price (carbon/alloy): $150/65 | €163/71 | £126/54

www.sram.com/truvativ

Posted In:
Press Releases



118 Comments

  • 96 4
 "Swagger"!?! I haven't seen that word in a while. Marketing team really digging deep this time...
  • 42 5
 This lineup is tits!
  • 23 1
 Bitchin'
  • 11 0
 Word
  • 6 2
 Jack Swagger approves
  • 11 3
 Funky fresh cranks brotha!
  • 26 0
 I think they hired Mugatu to do their copy and creative. The original name was dezendante, but it wasn't well received by the focus groups.
  • 15 0
 Enduro alone is not enough anymore.
  • 7 0
 Swaggermeister
  • 7 0
 The worst part being the association of the illiterate word swagger with heavy metal, the two ideas couldn't be more polar opposite, plus, its just called 'Metal' nowadays! These parts look nice though albeit far from a complete groupset, but I'm still in the dark ages with my double ring up-front and chainguide.... which I am entirely happy with!
  • 6 0
 I hope when you have the full set it creates synergy.
  • 2 0
 I stopped reading at swagger, they're lucky I read past style. What load of BS.
  • 1 0
 All ready for some High Zoot Action!
  • 58 3
 I'm lost between all this cranks : XX1, XX, X01, X1, GX, NX, X9, X7, X5, Descendant, AKKA, Hussefelt and Hotzfeller ?
Near one drivetrain announcement by month for Sram, and I was thinking that Truvativ has been eaten by Sram like Avid.
Time to tidy your range, no ?
  • 29 16
 All sram carbon cranks are one type of crank. All spiderless alu cranks are one and the same type of crank. Logos play no role. The rest is irrelevant.
  • 11 6
 Waki's right.

SRAM reallly has three cranks relevant to mtn bikes, each branded under multiple lines. Carbon direct mount rings (XX1, X01), hollow alloy direct mount rings (S1400, X9, Rival, etc), and alloy w/ integrated spider (S1000, X5, GX, X1, etc).

Sure there are variations for Q-Factor, BB width, and BB30...but the designs within these three groups are largely the same.

This is the first carbon crank I've seen of a new shape from SRAM since they released 2012 Red...
  • 30 2
 waki is not right. XX1, X01, and Descendant are all very different carbon cranks. 1400 level, 1200 level, and 1000 level cranks are all very different alloy cranks. I do agree with Groscreux that SRAM needs to streamline the product line, too many offerings, time to cull the heard...
  • 13 15
 Xx1 and X01 share the same crank arms unless 3g difference on my scale are hiding some valuable detail. New Descendants MAY be different. The only direct mount alloy cranks are 1400 series and they are all the same whether it says X9, GX or X1 on them Blank Stare
  • 16 1
 Same same but different!
  • 4 1
 Looks like the X01 crankset will marketed towards trail maybe through enduro, Descendant carbon for enduro, and X01 DH for DH.
  • 26 23
 WHO ARE YOU TO TELL THEM THEY HAVE TOO MANY OFFERINGS? FOR FUX SAKE LET THEM OFFER YOU THE MOON AND BE GREATFUL. THIS ISNT SOVIET RUSSIA
  • 7 2
 Reminds me of iPhone. Here buy this one, mostly same only different for new low price of higher than before! Hahah
  • 10 1
 I'm confused too. Sram has way too many xx, x1, xo1 etc and I thought they were done doing "truvativ" stuff. Remember, Sram is Truvativ...it's as weird to me as if they were to bring avid back and then offer Avid brakes alongside Sram brakes.

I'm so lost with their lineup of stuff...and it's not intuitive by name which ones are the higher end product between xx, x1 and xo1, especially when XO was their top of the line just a few years ago.

Either way, when it comes to carbon cranks it's Race Face > Sram in my book. Next SL and Sixc!!

But could someone explain what the point of sram/truvativ is if both lines are owned by SRAM and making cranksets for the same genres of mountain biking?
  • 17 1
 Cross-country crank?
Shimano XT.
Trail crank ?
Shimano XT.
All mountain/endugrow crank ?
Shimano XT.
Park/DH crank ?
Shimano Saint....... Oh, wait !!!!
  • 3 0
 I really wanted the x0 carbon cranks... Until I held them alongside new xt. The xt may be heavier, but really the difference in build quality is apparent. I like the look of these too, but I think the reality will be that shimano is higher quality.
  • 10 2
 I personally find XT to be "meh", the best crankset ever made was the first SLX. Carbon cranks are a joke. Why would you make an object which frequently hits rocks with relatively high impact force from material which is bad at sustaining rock impacts. Which is additonally expensive and offers marginal weight drop in comparison to a quality aluminium crank. The only carbon crank that makes any sense is Next SL because it shaves over 100g compared to SLX, which is 4 times cheaper. It is still not worth it.
  • 1 3
 Because what you're saying isn't necessarily true at all and carbons obviously gotten better and better because they keep trying and seeing the potential.
  • 2 1
 I thought truvativ was dead too lol
  • 13 4
 Someone has to explain me how they will sell these new dh bars at 70 euros while you can buy another truvativ ,the boobar (best bar in the world, try it..) for 35euros in your local shop Big Grin
  • 10 1
 Boobars are awesome. 2 pairs and about to get my 3rd.
  • 14 3
 When I read the description "borrows for championship heritage" I picture somebody picking up a BooBar, and "adapts to today's aggressive courses" I then picture taking a can of spray paint to them ...
  • 4 1
 i ride with a truvativ blackbox Danny hart gold bar. pure awesomeness too ...
  • 12 4
 They make a new descendent DH crank, but it doesn't have direct mount chainrings...? Why, why would sram do this to us.... Not stoked on the graphics or the fact that the boobar is gone, that stem is simply sub par too. Man, I really hate to say it but I'm not a fan of the new group. I hope they do better with the new sram codes.
  • 6 5
 The bar IS the BooBar and the stem is a Holtzfeller with material machined away. The cranks look fine... and are shown here with a direct mount ring ???
  • 3 2
 Not the DH version though....
  • 4 5
 The bar isn't the boobar, the boobar is 780mm the new bars are 800. Also, it looks like they changed the taper so you might actually be able to space your controls properly.
  • 2 1
 No worries, at leas it has a new proprietary SRAM BCD.
  • 2 2
 I'm really just shaking my head at this point guys... dammit Sram, you make it so hard to like you sometimes.
  • 1 3
 Looks a Boobar to me dude...
  • 2 2
 Then look properly, the boobar has a much bigger bulge at the bend by the grip.
  • 2 3
 Also, the boobar comes in 20 and 30mm rise. not 25mm
  • 2 2
 I can see this upsets you. Yes, now that I look very carefully, perhaps the bulge is smaller.... I'm not too worried about it. I have nothing against the Boobar, I actually have one that I rode for a bit...
  • 1 1
 this bar is wider, has no ugly ass bulge and has 9 degrees of backsweep where the boobar has 7. You sound very confused.
  • 2 1
 The bulge is there....and the Danny Hart Blackbox bar is a 5 up 9 back, so it looks like it's pretty much that bar. But it really doesn't matter it's just a handlebar, not confused just messing around.
  • 1 2
 Clearly. The Danny Hart Blackbox bar isn't the Boobar and it's only 780mm wide.
  • 4 1
 They are all the same bar... Just put on different butting, bending and cutting tools, and with different graphics.
  • 1 3
 9 degree backsweep for a DH bar, hmmm interesting. Those numbers are meaningless anyway so moving on. I live in Europe Nobody forces me to swap my Renthals so it may as well be a front sweep Big Grin
  • 13 7
 Damn Daniel, look at those clean white stripes.
  • 6 2
 Back at it again with the white lines
  • 2 0
 dude, white stripes are totally enduro
  • 2 0
 Daaaaaaamn daniel!
  • 3 0
 I prefer the Black Keys
  • 4 2
 I was waiting for someone to come out with a(NOTHER) set of cranks that(claim to) weigh around 725gr's.
If it's one thing the market's missing, is another not light, but not really heavy either set of cranks.
Looks like SRAM is trying to mimic Saint
  • 12 8
 Now those are some good looking products for great prices! Is sram actually coming back?
  • 6 12
flag torero (Mar 22, 2016 at 7:22) (Below Threshold)
 In reallity, is very expensive...
  • 5 2
 I'm more looking at the alloy. That's a great price. I don't usually pay for carbon
  • 3 1
 Even those carbon cranks aren't bad
  • 3 2
 Not only is it so nice to see proper metal bars (instead all the carbon crap ones on here all the time) but also a bar with a proper comfortable 9° backsweep. The DH bar will deffo be on a future possible purchase list.
  • 5 2
 Nothing better than good at going down.
  • 1 1
 wow......
  • 2 1
 Good that you noticed and shared, just seems like another seatpost that as even more average than average, for a not so good price.
  • 2 1
 Why the stem is better with this bars? 750mm Enduro bars???
800mm DH bars are big? My Giant Reign came with a 810mm bar and I love it
  • 2 1
 i wonder if I can use these with a threaded chris king bb(shimano/raceface 2007), 68/73mm. I have a 2007 frame and maybe can i put a 9spd chain ring on these cranks?
  • 1 0
 Re-release from 2010 that was a re-brand from Stylo 2009. What the deuce?
www.pinkbike.com/news/truvativ-descendant-cranks-2010.html
  • 5 3
 but is it bold enough for enduro, bro?
  • 7 7
 Crank sets don't come in a 165? What gravity riders are we talking about now? (Only reason I'm complaining is because I actually like how it looks)
  • 11 2
 If you don't have time to read the article, just use ctrl + f and you can find this:
"Crank Arm Length: 165mm, 170mm"
under the Descendant DH crankset specs.
  • 17 10
 It is a set up! Longer the cranks the more people will hit rocks with them, thus need to replace the cranks. Furthermore as everyone knows long cranks are bad for your knees and are not as efficient as short ones. Clearly a result of lobbying of "functional movement therapists" like Dee Tidwell. It's all a plot Wink
  • 3 1
 To "siim-s":

The Descendent Carbon Cranks only come in 175mm according to the press release. That's ridiculous for todays current crop of long, low, slack enduro bikes.
  • 2 1
 blamo, Descendant Carbon comes in 170 and 175. I think the press release may be missing that bit, I am positive that they would not release an enduro crank without a 170 variant. I agree with your concern
  • 2 1
 Totally airballed that one... I meant on the carbon crankset.
  • 4 2
 so they're not making 68/73mm 165 cranks anymore?
  • 6 4
 damn that stem has some ugly graphics going
  • 4 2
 only 750mm wide on the carbon bar? boo.
  • 4 1
 DH bar is 800
  • 8 2
 ...bar
  • 2 2
 Looks like it's time for SRAM to invest in some longer molds and tooling...
  • 3 1
 Would it kill someone to release a carbon crankset in 165mm length!?
  • 2 1
 I'm quite sure you can get the "old" sram x01 carbon dh cranks in 165mm
  • 3 2
 Graphics look cool. My only gripe is 760 is pretty narrow for any alloy mtb handle bar
  • 2 3
 Almost died when a set of descendants bent and pedal insert ripped out after landing a jump. Never again. Saint for the win. Take your direct mount chainring up your behind.
  • 1 0
 Pretty good looking lineup. Truvativ making some effort.
  • 4 3
 Nice Boo-Bars
  • 2 1
 Haha when I looked at the bars I looked over at my DH bike then looked back and one more time... Those look a lot like my boo-bar haha. Similar shape wonder if they are just as bone shattering stiff or if they have made em a little softer...
  • 3 3
 No 35 mm direct stem ? One more time Sram is playing with us. Cheers.
  • 1 1
 Those above chain rings are pooooooo
  • 2 4
 I have the "old" descendant rods, which cost 150 euros. Why these cost more? The design is exactly the same.
  • 4 3
 I have to say I am very happy with the cranks. They are bombproof.
  • 1 1
 What's the weight on your old set?
  • 2 3
 822gr
  • 2 3
 So the new set is lighter, uses the cinch system comes with a 34 ring and is more than likely stiffer. For about 200USD... Thats pretty good man
  • 2 2
 It's 822 with bottom bracket. Add a bb into the equation and it's actually heavier! 725 plus around 120 is?
  • 1 2
 @makripper I figured he was referring to just the crankset since that's what is being offered here on the page. Sram didn't state the BB weight so I figured neither did he.
  • 1 1
 Yeah fair enough man.
  • 2 1
 The old descendants also felt very flexible, compare them to even a zee crank and you'll feel the difference. Wonder if the new ones are any different.
  • 4 5
 No 35mm bar and stem???..Hmmm
  • 15 1
 How come we want the "new" standard 35mm bars but boost or 27.5 is a bad thing?
  • 10 2
 Because cool aftermarket companies are pushing the 35mm bars.... Lol
  • 2 5
 brockfisher05
"Aftermarket" companies?..RaceFace (making the lightest/strongest carbon bars) Easton, Nukeproof, and many more that are making 35mm bars...seems only logical that Truvativ would offer them as an option..don't cha think?
And.."pushing"...you mean, Offering.
  • 3 0
 @bikeblur I believe the companies you just named would be considered Aftermarket companies, so yes those are the ones and don't you forget Chromag. As for offering over pushing... Yeah maybe you are right, maybe none of these companies are pushing anything and are only offering. I may have worded that a little too satirical and not as just straight forward as I should have.

In saying that Boost has given bike manufacturers more of what they needed than light carbon bars with a larger clamp diameter have. Yet Boost is considered something being pushed on us... The BIke world man! she's a crazy place! sometimes running away and pretending it doesn't exist seems like a good idea...
  • 5 2
 The ether is saturated with rumors pros finding 35 bars to be too stiff, in most cases causing more trouble than benefit
  • 2 0
 @WAKIdesigns shhhhhh don't tell anyone...
  • 3 2
 brockfisher05
Yes..They're all Aftermarket companies...Sorry I thought you were making the point that Truvativ is NOT one of the "cool aftermarket' companies..(love Chromag bars btw..owned several)...having owned both 31.8mm and 35mm bars/stems, I prefer 35mm simply because companies seem to be able to make them lighter..and they look a little more burl...Re: Stiffness/Strength of 35mm and Boost..I have never felt ANY difference between 31.8/35mm Bar/Clamp OR 135/142/150 hub spacing..so Boost is better because it's "stiffer" is just Marketing IMO...And YES..the bike world is a crazy place!
  • 6 0
 @bikeblur I wasn't using BOOST as a Stiffness comparison, though yes it does help with that.

I was more making the point that something that has shown to have very good benefits but is brought to us through a large company Such as SRAM it's generally looked at as just something else being "pushed" on us. But when aftermarket companies come up with a new product that has very few benefits to the overall bike world... everyone just kinda moves along and says nothing while it becomes ultra popular...

what if Hope was the company that came out and showed us why BOOST was needed and not SRAM? good chance people would have thrown less hate and would have been more willing to actually learn what all the benefits were when it came to new bike designs.
  • 1 1
 STOP DEFENDING BOOST!
  • 2 4
 So how do the carbons rate vs rf next sl? Gna take a ton of Maret share away based on $ alone
  • 2 3
 Next SL's are way lighter. Descendant carbon cranks are approx the same weight as RF Turbine cranks...
  • 3 0
 Oh wow...ya i dropped .9lbs or so goin from 175 turbines to same rf nxt sl.
  • 2 4
 fuxsake! when is somebody gonna make white cranks ??
  • 1 0
 Raceface respond came in white at one time and I've seen other brands of white cranks. You should look these things up before talking. By the way they look like crappy after a few good rides anyway.
  • 1 0
 Crap** autocorrect.
Below threshold threads are hidden

Post a Comment



Copyright © 2000 - 2019. Pinkbike.com. All rights reserved.
dv56 0.039890
Mobile Version of Website