Landing with distributors worldwide from June, Truvativ has introduced the MY17 Descendant gravity and enduro group.
Carbon crankset: $311-340 | €340-371 | £262-286
Utilising a proprietary Truvativ carbon construction process that delivers a crankset light enough for XC, yet bold enough for Enduro, the range-topping Descendant is touted as the “most affordable” carbon crankset on the market. Tipping the scales at 587 grams and available in 175mm only, it’ll sit on both 10 and 11 speed builds.
Forged aluminium crankset: $161-188 | €175-205 | £134-158
Built around a forged 7000 series aluminium crank and direct mount rings, the crankset is designed with the 1x X-Sync tooth profile. Compatible with 10 or 11 speed and with 24 or 3omm BB spindle interfaces, the 674 gram crankset will work with BB30,PF30 68/73mm, GXP/PF and GXP 68/73mm. Two crank lengths – 170 and 175mm are to be available.
Descendant DH crankset: $151-196 | €166-214 | £122-158
Proven on World Cup stages, the aluminium DH crank comes in both 165 and 170mm, the former weighing 725 grams.
Descendant flat bar (carbon/alloy): $150/65 | €163/71 | £126/54
750mm wide for the carbon and 760mm for the 7050 alloy, these new bars from Truvativ offer 7 degrees of backsweep and are the bar of choice for Enduro star Jerome Clementz. (31.8 clamp diameter only.)
Descendant riser bar: $150/65 | €163/71 | £126/54
Again available in both alloy and carbon, Truvativ’s 20mm riser is built stiff and with geometry suited for enduro. Widths include 750mm for the carbon and 760mm for the alloy. This bar carries 7 degrees of backsweep and 5 upsweep.
DH bar: $70 | €77 | £59
The 800mm wide downhill-suited bar is built with stiff 7050 alloy, shaped with a 9 degree backsweep, 5 degree upsweep and 25mm rise.
Descendant seatpost: $50 | €54 | £42
The group also offer 3D forging on its highly adjustable seatpost. Available in 30.9 and 31.6 diameters, Truvativ’s butted 7050 alloy shaft is topped with a forged seatclamp and will tip the scales at 235 to 275 grams depending on the length, of which you have 350 and 400mm options. There is precisely 0 offset.
Descendant Stem: $65 | €71 | £54
Rounding off the new introductions, the 3D forged stem is heavily machined for weight reduction, with a weight range of 149 to 168 grams, depending on whether your customer opts for the 40,50 or 60mm length. Four handlebar bolts and two steerer keep things tight on the 0 degree unit.
All prices are maximum suggested retail price.