Sunrace SR-595 Derailleur

2.2/5 (5 Reviews)

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by American Lesion a Cross Country Rider from McKean County, PA, USA

Date Reviewed: October 5, 2004

Strengths:    (M60) Tough as nails, smooth shifting, strong & long lasting pulleys, 34 tooth max. cog size
(M50) Light weight, inexpensive

Weaknesses:    Both derailleurs are large--could snag an errant rock or stick more easily than a smaller SRAM or Shimano model. M50 is primarily Grillon & Carbon Fiber--not much metal in its construction.

Bottom Line:   
These are newer derailleurs. Sunrace has come a long way since these reviews have been posted. Both perform quite well...the M60 better than the newer Shimano Deore models.
The M60 is capable of being raced, and is more than enough for experienced mountainbikers looking for sturdy, reliable, and reasonably priced componentry.

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Favorite Trail:   Allegheny, Oil Creek, and Sandy Creek Trail Systems in Venango County, PA

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   Shimano: Altus A30,Exage M350 Trail, Deore, Deore LX, Deore XT, Acera-X, 105, 600 Ultegra Suntour: Alpha-5000, XCE-4050, XC-9000 & 9010

Bike Setup:   (M60) Son-of-a-Strongarm crank w/ LX and Avitar rings, Acera-X front derailleur, Sunrace M30 twist shifter, Titec bars, JD suspension stem, SR Duotrack fork, Specialized rims, LX hubs, Scott/Pederson brakes w/ Avid levers

(M50) Deore front derailleur, LX crank, Acera-X hubs, Shimano TZ-06 freewheel, Taya chain, Araya rims, IRC Madmud tires, Zokes suspension fork, Sunrace M220A twist shifter, Kalloy stem, Altus brakes, Jagwire levers

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Keli F. a Downhiller from Western Mass

Date Reviewed: December 5, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I won this derailleur at a race last year (2000), and raced the 2001 season on it. I am the queen of rear derailleur carnage, I have broken about 4 shimano XT's just out of my sheer craziness, over the past few years. For a "cheap" derailleur, this little thing held up pretty darn good.

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Favorite Trail:   mt snow

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   won it at a race last year

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Suckered a Downhiller from IL

Date Reviewed: May 23, 2001

Strengths:    Its shiny

Weaknesses:    Oh dont get me started

Bottom Line:   
Sunrace sucks... do not ever buy sunrace products! the freewheel broke, sent my wheel out of line bent both derailleurs, the rear was fixable but is crap now it wont shift to 1 & 2, i got the frewheel fixed but the rest of the stuffs gonna cost me a lot of money in repairs & new parts. so my advice is if you have sunrace components DONT WAIT FOR THEM TO FAIL TO REPLACE THEM! it will brake more than you think. replace the sunrace stuff now before you have a problem. id give it minus chilis if i could.

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Favorite Trail:   the one i cut behind my house

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Drug dealer

Similar Products Used:   Cheap toilet paper...

Bike Setup:   a strange mix.. shimano shifters, & shimano rear derailleur, but sunrace piece of crap front derailleur & freewheel.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Dan Jenkins a Weekend Warrior from Denison, TX

Date Reviewed: November 14, 2000

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    Total Garbage

Bottom Line:   
This is not even good enough for cruising. I broke it in less than 2 hours. I saved my rear spokes (just barely).

This derailler may look like a bargain but a cheap low end Shimano is much superior. This product could cost you a rear wheel or possibly an injury.

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Favorite Trail:   Waterloo park

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   Local Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Shimano Mega Range TY-40

Bike Setup:   Raleigh M45,Alium pedals, all other stock.

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Broke Spoke a cross-country rider from Bowling Green KY

Date Reviewed: May 10, 1998

Bottom Line:   

Sunrace makes good Cranksetets, rear cassettes, and awesome shifters, but they're rear derailleurs, particulary the sr-595, stink really really bad. I had a brand new one put on and the first time I rode with it is broke in three different places, without hitting anything such as a log. How the thing broke is a mystery, I was in the middle of a shift and bam, snap, boom , broken.
It wasnt a very smooth derailluer even to its breaking point. I will say that my stx DR works great with the rest of the compnents.

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