Classic & Vintage - Which Suntour Group?
Bikeforums.net is a forum about nothing but bikes. Our community can help you find information about hard-to-find and localized information like bicycle tours, specialties like where in your area to have your recumbent bike serviced, or what are the best bicycle tires and seats for the activities you use your bike for.
09-15-06, 07:36 PM
Hello All. Just won a lot of suntour derailurs on ebay. I had orginally bought it to replace a suntour VGT rear that was rusted, but when the lot showed up, some of the other models seemed a bit nicer/lighter. So here goes:
Suntour GT rear
Suntour V-GT Luxe rear
Suntour Cyclone M-II rear
Suntour Cyclone M-TT front
Suntour SL Front
I was leaning toward the cyclone because it seemed the lightest, but the V-GT luxe seems like a bit more of a workhorse. Any opinions (okay stupid question), anyway, which is better? Thanks.
09-15-06, 07:58 PM
If you need absolute reliability over a wide freewheel range, go with the V-GT family. Yes, they weigh a bit more than the others, but if you're talking a long haul tourer, or serious touring cycle, reliability trumps weight anytime. I've got a basic steel V-GT, and a Compe-V front sitting in the parts box as we speak, waiting for the day that I decide the Raleigh is finally going to get a wider gearset than the Campy Gran Spoort can handle.
Deranged Few M/C
On two of my touring bikes I run:
Front: SUNTOUR Compe-V
Rear: SUNTOUR V-GTluxe
They get the job done.
My Bikes (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=227135)
The Cyclone series SunTours are my favorites, although I concur that the good old V-Luxe and its wide-range cousin, the V-GT Luxe, work extremely well. The SL and the Spirt fronts are interesting, if you like a normal-high shift pattern (both front and rear levers back = low gear; both forward = high gear).
09-17-06, 02:59 AM
So I tried the cyclone, but oddly enough it didn't go wide enough for my 5 speed cluster??? Probably because my axel is on the long side. Could try a shorter axel, but the V-GT luxe went on and work fine, so far...
I have a SunTour Edge 7sp group on a Schwinn Prelude. The painted finish reminds me of the old Shimano 600 group when it was painted. It works but is nothing special.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.12 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.