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 Post subject: Sunrace?
PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 1:19 pm 
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http://www.sunrace.com

Why doesn't anybody in U.K - and Europe for that matter it seems - import any Sunrace stuff apart from the odd cassette? Surely they can't be that bad quality? Some of their road groups look quite nice and retroesque. I for one really need some 9-speed downtube shifters for a mod-retro build and can't justify the £40+ for dura ace ones. They have 7 and 8 speed stuff in high-polish finish as well.


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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 1:24 pm 
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Having seen some of the products in the flesh, they are cheaply finished and not as good quality as equivalent Shimano, Sram etc.

In this case you do get what you pay for.


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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 1:44 pm 
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Actually, I quite like Sunrace thumbshifters. Rubbish quality, true, but £5 a pair can't be bad!
They do a lot of ordinary spare parts for older bikes; I certainly think there's a demand for them.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:25 am 
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They have launched a new top-end range - it was reviewed in C+ a few months ago. I have never seen it in the flesh though.


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