Truvativ Descendant crankset – in brief review

Single ring-specific crankset

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
£169.99 RRP
Truvativ Descendant crankset

Our review

Rugged option that's well worth a second look
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This overlooked old-skool crankset from Truvativ is still a great all-rounder option for hardcore single ring use.

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The relatively skinny, cold forged, scoop-backed arms and single-ring specific spider are formed in one piece rather than using a spline and bolt connection like more recent SRAM cranks. The 36 or 38t rings don’t get SRAM’s revolutionary X-Sync teeth, and there’s no BB30 option either. This was Steve Peat’s 2009 race crankset though – and it’s even survived several months on our crank-killing Nicolai tandem of doom.

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It has steel pedal inserts and comes in an 83mm wide DH axle version. It’s light enough for trail use, particularly if you pay extra to add X-Sync chainrings (like we did), and bottom bracket adaptors are available too.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Descendant (14)
Brand Truvativ

Description Chainring: 36t - Options: 24mm only, 68-73mm/83mm, 1x only
Weight (kg) 0.802
Weight (lb) 1.77