Truvativ Firex Team review

Original kit on masses of mid-price bikes, a Firex crank isn't a bad upgrade option either.

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £100.00 RRP | USD $196.88
Truvativ Firex Team

Our review

Original kit on masses of mid-price bikes, a Firex crank isn't a bad upgrade option either.
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Original kit on masses of mid-price bikes, a Firex crank isn’t a bad upgrade option either. The forged 6000 series arms aren’t overly flexible despite a slim profile, although the shiny black finish will scuff off on your shoes eventually.

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The splined connection is secure enough but you need to be careful with the relatively soft installation bolts. The hard-anodized Truvativ chainrings have the edge on Shimano’s cheaper rings in longevity terms, and there’s nothing between them in terms of smooth, quiet shift performance.

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The external bearings don’t last quite as long as Shimano’s in typical trail conditions, though, with the offside set normally giving up well before the driveside bearings. Frame facing helps, but it’s still the Truvativ Achilles heel here, which cuts into value compared with LX.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Firex Team Crank
Brand Truvativ

Description Crank Bolts Included For All Models
Weight (g) 808
Max Arm Length 175
BB Weight 132
Available Colours Black
Material Alloy CNC Machined Cold Forged
Crankset Finish Mirror Black
Chainring Options Triple