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Customer reviews for Truvativ GXP/Howitzer Bottom Bracket Tool

Truvativ GXP/Howitzer Bottom Bracket Tool

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Customer reviews for Truvativ GXP/Howitzer Bottom Bracket Tool
Review 1 for Truvativ GXP/Howitzer Bottom Bracket Tool
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Sparkler
from Peak District
Age:35-44
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male

High quality, poor design

PostedDecember 11, 2009
No, I do not recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality
Cons: Expensive, doesn't engage as well as it should
This
tool looks and feels great and is finished beautifully - as you would
expect for the price. It also does what it is supposed to - remove and
fit GXP bottom brackets. However, it could do it far better with a
small design change. The problem is that the bottom bracket recess is
too shallow and the tool balances on the outer edge of the shell
instead of enclosing it completely. Because of this, the ridges do not
fully engage with the slots making it real easy to slip and mash the
aluminium of the shell. Once this happens, no tool, however expensive,
will be able to remove your bottom bracket. Very disappointing for the price.
+5points
5of 5voted this as helpful.
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