Sun-Ringle Country Flea Rear Hub

1/5 (2 Reviews)
Weight : 240 grams

Product Description

  • 24, 28, 32 Hole
  • CNC 7075 T6 Shell And Axle
  • 3 Pavl System
  • 7075 T6 Alloy Cog carrier

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jonathan a Cross Country Rider from Christchurch, New Zealand

Date Reviewed: September 28, 2006

Strengths:    Nice sounding, lightweight, looks good.

Weaknesses:    Has started to make clunking noises when freewheeling after 4 rides (2 months old). Sounds like problems with the freewheel are a common occurrence (from talking to the bike shop)...

Bottom Line:   
I'm a light rider (65kg) but must be too rough on the hub, so I'd only recommend it if your a placid yet light rider...otherwise don't touch it.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Shimano

Bike Setup:   KHS Team Alite 2006

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Col Pearson from New Zealand

Date Reviewed: September 13, 2006

Strengths:    Stunning purple colour on freewheel body

Weaknesses:    This hub died within 2 months and despite attempts by shop to fix it, it finally converted itself to a fixed hub (@#%&##@*) before the freewheel finally collapsing all together and when I took the rear wheel off to check it out, the cassette and freewheel body fell on to the ground. Luckily I was at the top of a major descent back to the car or I would have had a long walk. It spent more time at the shop than on my bike.

Bottom Line:   
Lots of people I talked to said Sun Ringle ought to be good but from my experience the designer of this one must have been having a really bad day when they dreamt it up. Heard from the bike dealer that they had had a bunch of problems with the same hubs on the other KHS Teams they had sold.
My advice: Don't touch this hub, and especially not if you are not in a position to have it replaced or get your money back.
Interestingly the Sun Ringle Country Flea Front Hub has given no trouble at all.

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Favorite Trail:   Craigieburn single track

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Came on KHS Team

Similar Products Used:   A bunch of mid to high end Shimano, Magura

Bike Setup:   Standard KHS Team full suspension xc.

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