You saw the new Truvativ Descendant cranks
here on Pinkbike only a short time ago, but we thought we'd take a closer look at the new arms while at Interbike 2010. Inside you can read more about the cranks, as well as listen to the audio to hear all the details!Read on...
The Truvativ Descendant crank release here on Pinkbike generated quite the debate, so we thought we'd take a closer look and hopefully answer some of the questions. First things first, these are intended to be race cranks. That means that they are short, designed to be stiff, and with the goal of being relatively light. You're looking at Steve Peat's carbon race bike, equipped with said cranks, naturally. Listen to the audio to hear SRAM's Morgan Meredith explain the collaboration between the BlackBox program and Truvativ.
Descendant cranks on Greg Minnaar's Santa Cruz V10. No, they don't use hollow OCT technology. The goal was to not only design a burly crank that could withstand the rigors of full on DH racing, but also have it come in at a reasonable price, that being $185 USD.
The new Descendant cranks use Truvativ's first DH specific GXP bottom bracket in both 68/73 and 83 mm lengths that is designed to handle the abuse that full time racers can dish out. There were quite a few comments regarding the lack of steel pedal inserts in the new arms, but SRAM's Anthony Medaglia lets it be known that by using strong 7050 alloy instead of a softer material, they were able to not require inserts. More information can be found in the audio below.
To learn more, please visit www.sram.com
and select the Truvativ range of products.Stay tuned for more Interbike coverage!