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    New question here. Truvativ vs. Race Face bottom bracket

    I am looking for a new boottom bracket

    I mostly ride on downhill trails and sometimes north shore style,

    I found these three:

    1. TRUVATIV GIGAPIPE TEAM DH 50$

    2. TRUVATIV GIGAPIPE TEAM TI 90$

    3. RACE FACE EVOLVE DH 50$

    Truvativ1

    Truvativ 2

    Truvativ 3

    Thabks

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    In the last year

    I've gone through 2 Gigapipe DH bb's, not sure why, but bearings have taken a beating. Really smooth, but I'm not sure about longer term durability. The Gigapipe Ti is built similarly, and I'm not sure that it would be any better, but certainly lighter. The evolve, haven't had the pleasure yet, but glad to see that Raceface has finally made a bottom bracket you can install a DRS on. Had to abandon the Raceface Signature series when I put DRS's on my bikes.

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    Smile Truvativ for me

    I read the reviews on this site and went with the Truvativ Team DH BB. It looked like people were really going through the Raceface BBs. Also, the Truvativ has two sets of bearings on each side, while the raceface only has two sets of bearings on the drive side. I had a cheapo truvativ splined BB on my freeride hardtail and it lasted almost three years with light urban stuff (small drops to flat pavement), some freeride (drops to flat in the woods), and lots of trail riding. I'm 200lbs so that's impressive. When the cranks and chainrings etc need a replaclement, I think I'll go with the outboard X-Type setup. That looks like the ticket. Bigger Balls are Better Balls
    The more you give'r the more fun you have!

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    Try FSA mega quad. I have really been pleased with the way FSA bb have been treating me. They are also very cost effective or competetive. I'm also about 200lbs. I've had Truvativ in the past and they were ok, didn't last as long as I wanted them to, so I tried FSA.

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    might be better to stay with the brand that your cranks are. ISIS is funny that way...
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