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Old 10-02-13, 12:29 PM   #26
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Just stating opinion, and they do have the name on them regardless. I understand you completely though. The new hubs are VERY nice looking!,,,,BD
No.

The "new Suntour" does not have Suntour in the name.

It's SunXCD.



I think that's going to cause problems because the Suntour name is now associated with low end equipment. Saying "Suntour is back" is going to confuse SunXCD with Suntour- even with bike store employees.
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Old 10-02-13, 12:31 PM   #27
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I purchased this new SR Suntour Superbe triple crankset on ebay this summer for about $50. It operated perfectly with fast shifts due to the ramped and pinned chainrings. The 52, 42 & 30 chainrings are just what I wanted with my 13-24 freewheel. It takes a 8-speed chain well.

SunXCD is not SR Suntour.

SunXCD is the company of people that used to be Suntour

SR Suntour bought the Suntour name.
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It seems it's already causing some confusion.
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No.

The "new Suntour" does not have Suntour in the name.

It's SunXCD.



I think that's going to cause problems because the Suntour name is now associated with low end equipment. Saying "Suntour is back" is going to confuse SunXCD with Suntour- even with bike store employees.
The forks have suntour on them? That's what I was talking about?..... And most of the bike shop employees I worked with, have never ridden a bike with Suntour derailleurs, or have ever heard of Suntour other than the forks. The main confusion would be because they have never heard of either company. (Suntour of old, nor SunXCD) I am confident in SunXCD's ability to manufacture quality components. I only hope they don't stay in the "unknown" status, or "that touring derailleur company.",,,,BD

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The forks have suntour on them? That's what I was talking about?.....
Sorry, my bad. Pronoun confusion.
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SunXCD is not SR Suntour.

SunXCD is the company of people that used to be Suntour

SR Suntour bought the Suntour name.
This is true. I don't find this confusing, others may though. Maybe once the SunXCD gets going they might try to bid to get the name back?
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Y'know, none of this should be surprising at all, as most of the other JEX group manufacturers are back in action; some never really left. It seems unlikely, but you'd think they would make a touring specific group: long-cage RD, bottom pull non-stepped triple-compat FD, big-azzed cassette, friction barcons (the microshift thing is already in place) to fill the void Shimano inadvertently left open with this dyna-sys garbage.

Sign me up if they ever make those awesome RDs with the three pulleys again:
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I like those freewheel hubs! I wonder if they come in 126 and wonder if they cost about a million dollars. The page in the link listing their distributors is messed up at the moment so I also wonder how their quality control is nowadays.

http://suzueltd.com/suzue_freewheel.html



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Yes, they come in 126mm, in 32 or 36h. Somafab sells them for $130 rear, and a matched front for $120 more. I don't have a pair, but by all accounts, they're nice hubs.
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Y'know, none of this should be surprising at all, as most of the other JEX group manufacturers are back in action; some never really left. It seems unlikely, but you'd think they would make a touring specific group: long-cage RD, bottom pull non-stepped triple-compat FD, big-azzed cassette, friction barcons (the microshift thing is already in place) to fill the void Shimano inadvertently left open with this dyna-sys garbage.

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Great point, after reading your post I totally agree.
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Yes, they come in 126mm, in 32 or 36h. Somafab sells them for $130 rear, and a matched front for $120 more. I don't have a pair, but by all accounts, they're nice hubs.
Cartridge bearings and titanium axles?? You can buy a set of decent Shimano wheels for that much or less?,,,,BD
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