Truvativ X0 Black 2×10 crankset review

Properly light cross-country unit

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £389.98 RRP | USD $599.99
Truvativ X0 Black 2x10 crankset

Our review

A properly light cross-country unit and a decent price for the performance, too
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Truvativ’s X.0 crank is a properly light cross-country unit that’s also proved impressively tough since it appeared. It’s a decent price for the performance too. The broad single-kink carbon arms certainly feel stiff when you put the hammer down, and the same arms are used on the double World Champs winning downhill cranks.

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The flat face also keeps its looks longer than any other carbon or black alloy set we’ve used, although the tips get tatty in rocky terrain. The X Glide double-ring shifting was a revelation when it appeared and it’s still slicker than most under pressure. The inner chainring wears quickly in winter though. Gutter seals have made a big difference to durability of GXP bottom brackets, and the BB30 versions last particularly well.

Product Specifications

Product

Name XO Black 2x10 crankset (12)
Brand Truvativ

Description Weight: 673 + 98. Options: 39/26 (tested), 42/28, triple, BB30. Arms: 170, 175mm