Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Sun XCD Cranks and Hubs

Square taper cranks are back baby! We just got some new samples from Sun XCD in Japan.


Sun XCD is a new company that was started by the original president of Suntour and other Suntour colleagues, and they're ramping up to start producing top quality, traditional style components for touring and randonneuring.


These cranks use a traditional french style 50.4 BCD with interchangeable spiders for 110/74bcd and 130/74bcd chainrings.


 They're also making these classic high flange hubs. The bearings are sealed cartridge style. Works with Sram/Shimano style cassettes, including the IRD Campy Conversion cassettes.

We'll be stocking these as soon as they're available. Stay tuned for more details.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

They look beautiful.

Anonymous said...

How do these hubs compare to Suzue Classicas?

Invisible Hand said...

I hope that the only thing about those cranks that are French is the BCD.

Evan Baird said...

@Invisible Hand They use standard JIS square taper BBs.

Evan Baird said...

@Anon The finish on the Suzues is a bit nicer. Not sure how the internals compare but they feel very smooth.

Charlie said...

How about bringing over their 120mm wide 5/6 speed cassette hubs?

Evan Baird said...

@Charlie We're looking at those. Haven't found a cassette for them yet.

Charlie said...

Evan,

I thought they just used 7 speed cassettes (like Shimano HG50) and dropped a cog.

Evan Baird said...

@Charlie I suspect that wouldn't work very well. The lock ring needs to mate with the small cog.

Charlie said...

Why not? Drop a cog from a 7 (or 2 cogs from an 8) and you're left with an "ultra 6" that should be the correct width. That's the way these guys do it: http://www.cyclesgrandbois.com/SHOP/snxd_r_120.html

Charlie said...

Why not? Drop a cog from a 7 (or 2 cogs from an 8) and you're left with an "ultra 6" that should be the correct width. That's the way these guys do it: http://www.cyclesgrandbois.com/SHOP/snxd_r_120.html

Michael_S said...

Both the hubs and cranks look super!
The most important question... are they quiet or noisy when freewheeling?

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cranks! The long groove along the crank arm is so much more tastefully done than the similar offering from Velo Orange. Any info on the Q factor?

Anonymous said...

Do you know what it is made out of? Polished or annodized?

After reading the google translations of several japanese sites I got the impression that it was designed with modern derailleurs in mind and doesn't have the narrowest of q factors, more like the new
Herse cranks and less like VO, is that right?

Any word of sunxcd 50.4 rings?