Truvativ Holzfeller OCT 2.2 RG crankset review

Classic crank refined

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £169.99 RRP | USD $253.38
Truvativ Holzfeller OCT 2.2 RG Crankset

Our review

Still heavy, but increased stiffness and separate arm repairability
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Holzefeller has been around for a while, but this totally new ‘Open Core’ version puts them right back into the fight.


Following the lead of Shimano and FSA, Truvativ have developed their own hollow arm manufacturing technique. While it’s too early to comment on strength, the increased stiffness is obvious immediately.

Truavtiv have stuck with the separate Howitzer bottom bracket, which adds a lot of weight, and you need to ensure the bolts are well greased and super tight to stop them coming loose. 


Separate arms do mean easier/cheaper replacement however, and it comes in 22/32 or 24/36 doubles or single-ring downhill versions. The black, white or galvanized finishes with different rock ring options look good too.

Product Specifications


Name Holzfeller OCT 2.2 RG Crankset
Brand Truvativ

Available Colours Black White
Material 7050 Aluminium 7075 T6 Aluminium
Gearing 22/32 36/24
Crank Arm Lengths 170mm 175mm