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Old 10-13-03, 09:50 AM   #1
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Suntour vs. Sunrace

Long story short, I had a Suntour freewheel replaced with one branded Sunrace. I was less expensive than the Suntour, but had a more acceptable ratio. The Sunrace looks "cheaper", or less rugged than the Suntour. Anyone know if there is really a large difference in the materials/reliability? Thanks.
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Sunrace, like everyone else, makes some junk and some good quality stuff. Quite often the difference is only cosmetic --the way it looks. If you keep it clean and well maintained it should give you good service.
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next time you upgrade, look at SRAM cassettes. I have a 9.0 and I love it. 3 weeks of riding on it so far, and it's been awesome (nice and crisp shifting).
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The best way to enhance the longevity of your cassette is to replace your chain whenever it has lengthened by 0.5 percent (1/16" per 24 half-links).
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You are correct. That's what brought about the replacement. I replaced the chain, and then it began skipping. The Suntour with which I replaced the worn cassette was a 14-24, which is/was good when riding by myself; however, I forsee the need a lower gear when pulling a trail-a-bike. Hence the Sunrace, which happens to be a 14-28. Thanks for the advice!
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