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Sun CR17 Rims Rim

3.41/5 (51 Reviews)
MSRP : $26.00


Product Description

Sun CR17a Rims


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by SGT. ROCK a Racer from Edmonton, AB

Date Reviewed: May 8, 2003

Strengths:    Decent weight
Strong enough for XC
Inexpensive


Weaknesses:    No hell to look at

Bottom Line:   
I've been using a set of these rims since '97; they're still going strong. There are lighter rims, stronger rims, more attractive rims - but very few match the price/performance ratio of the CR17A. When I needed a new set of wheels recently, the CR18 (very similar to the CR17A), came up as a first choice rim again. Sure, I'd rather have UFO's or Mavic 517's - if someone else was willing to buy them for me.

Rims are not high-tech items - if they're designed and manufactured properly, they rarely fail. 95% of wheel problems are caused by poor assembly, not inferior rims.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   Sun CR18, Mavic 223


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Ethan Cohen a Weekend Warrior from New Haven

Date Reviewed: December 10, 2002

Strengths:    None that I can tell and I am a 22yr. rider.

Weaknesses:    Cheap box construction. I have never broken so many spokes on a wheel as these rims. One was completely rebuilt, and it still ate spokes like no other. Then the braking surface cracked. Goodbye rims!

Bottom Line:   
Cheap junk. Do not bother with these. They are not worth the time installing on your bike.

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Favorite Trail:   regicide

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   w.bike.

Similar Products Used:   Ukai, Mavic, Weinmann, etc...

Bike Setup:   Cannondale M510

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jason Dana a Cross Country Rider from Kaysville Utah

Date Reviewed: January 23, 2001

Strengths:    cheap, stayed mostly true

Weaknesses:    rear split down the middle of the brakeing surface around entire rim after two years of hard riding.

Bottom Line:   
keep an eye on the brake surface!! I do ride in some mud, snow etc. which im sure is hard on rims but the majority of riding is in dry conditions.. took the sun sub 4 off of my wifes bike since she never rides..ha ha maybe it will last better.

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Favorite Trail:   401

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   universal cycles

Similar Products Used:   generic specialized

Bike Setup:   airborne lucky strike. bought wheelset with nukeproof bombshell hubs which have been less than stellar, should have stayed with xtr. I liked the rims until they broke.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Anuar Ahmad a Weekend Warrior from Singapore

Date Reviewed: August 22, 2000

Strengths:    Light, strong , eyelets

Weaknesses:    None that I can think of

Bottom Line:   
Have been using it every weekend for more than 3 years. Went out of true only once and that was when I was climbing while another cyclist going downhill ran me down way back in mid 97. Has stayed true ever since. Brake wall works best with Magura's Green Frog pad.

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Favorite Trail:   any off-road

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   Ritchey Vantage Comp, Mavic 217 SUP, Sun SubIV, Mavic 517 SUP,

Bike Setup:   Intense Spyder complete XTR group with Magura Rim Brakes, 97 RS DH, DT Competition spokes & IRC 2.25 Missile,Hyperlite bar with Control Bar-Ends(XC Optimised)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by David Ince a Cross Country Rider from Vancouver, Canada

Date Reviewed: July 26, 2000

Strengths:    Light, has eyelets, easy to build wheels. Cheap - got these for $35 Canadian ea. Double wall construction.

Weaknesses:    Too light for hard use. Had to true them yesterday after hitting some bigger roots. Use Rhyno Lites or Mammoths if you feel compelled to jump off of things.

Bottom Line:   
In Vancouver it seems you are always bouncing off of roots or rocks - but I haven't really pounded these yet. So far so good after 3 months. Have only had to true these once. Recommended for front wheel use.

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Favorite Trail:   I don't want the legal hastles

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager, Richey Vantage, Rhyno Lites, Sun 18's

Bike Setup:   Fischer Cronus for XC. LX and Fischer hubs.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by chris a Racer from anaheim hills, orange county, ca

Date Reviewed: May 8, 2000

Strengths:    none. zero.

Weaknesses:    weak laterally. poor breaking surface. tires roll on them.

Bottom Line:   
this rims are junk. you can literally feel the lateral flex in them. they break like crap. cleaned the rim, and they broke worse. can't believe that they break better with all that crap on the side. i could feel my tires, 2.1 panaracer fire pros folding on the rim. first ride they went out of true. third ride, out of true again. had them rebuilt with new spokes and nipples. one month later, they barely rolled through my chainstays, and i could feel the hop in them. please do not buy this rims. do yourself a favor and buy mavics.

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Favorite Trail:   ironman

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   most mavics

Bike Setup:   specialized fsr elite, x-vert r, titec stem and post, ringle super 8 hubs, full xt

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Allen Macaulay a Cross Country Rider from Toronto, ON

Date Reviewed: April 20, 2000

Strengths:    Light, relatively cheap
TCC coating is superhard and doesn't wear


Weaknesses:    Poor lateral strength
TCC coating chews thru ceramic brake pads in 1 month


Bottom Line:   
The rims are great for normal trailriding. They don't go out of true much and are quite light. Normal XC riding and racing won't do any damage to these rims. Too bad that I'm now doing psychotic riding with big jumps and 5'+ drops onto tricky landings. The rims didn't like my new riding style and decided to fold themselves into a pretzel shape when I landed sideways off a drop. I will now blame my new riding buddies for turning me into a free riding freak and bending my rims. MrHuck, this is all your fault!

For my old riding style,
4 for value, 5 overall
For my new abusive style,

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Favorite Trail:   Can't tell you

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Various Sun Rims
Most Ritchey and Mavic rims


Bike Setup:   Oyrx 4000s, Full XT, Manitou SXR
Wheels built 3X with DT 14/15 spokes

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Ice ManII a Cross Country Rider from Canada

Date Reviewed: January 20, 2000

Strengths:    HA!

Bottom Line:   
Three words

FOLD TOO EASY

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Duration Product Used:   6 months


Overall Rating:5
Submitted by derek a Cross-Country Rider from delaware

Date Reviewed: December 14, 1999

Bottom Line:   
They work. My bike rolls straight. Drop off no problem, trees no problem. Even gotten stuck in rutes at speed - no problems. Two years and very little truing needed. Have same rims on my cummuting wheels. No problems.
Couldn't ask for more.

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Favorite Trail:   
any singletrack

Duration Product Used:   
2 Years

Bike Setup:   
Professionally built
White Ind ft hub
XT rear
DT 15/16 spokes
alloy nipples

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Bradly a Cross-Country Rider from Tomah

Date Reviewed: November 23, 1999

Weaknesses:    
they suck for a hard core rider


Bottom Line:   
These rims suck i bent them right in half buy mavic they are awsome

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Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
mavic and bontrager


Bike Setup:   
The rims where on a cannondale with full xt and a judy xc

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Luke a Cross-Country Rider from Alberta

Date Reviewed: August 4, 1999

Strengths:    
none


Weaknesses:    
This is a very weak rim, bends easily


Bottom Line:   
This product is very weak, one time i was going over a curb but didn't lift my rear tire, and hit the tire (it did have the suggested amount of air) and it bent the rim. Another time, same tire i was bunny hoping and bend it. I also toaced the frond one coming down from a jump. which resulted in alot of cuts and bruises.

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Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
Mavic rims


Bike Setup:   
1998 Muni Mula

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Aaron a Weekend Warrior from SaltSpring Island

Date Reviewed: July 25, 1999

Strengths:    
none


Weaknesses:    
Weak weak weak


Bottom Line:   
This rim is no good, if you ride hard at all it sucks. I bend it almost every ride. I ride XC downhill and I have to get it trued all the time.
Now it is hooped, think I'll get a rhino lite

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Favorite Trail:   
Beaver Point trail

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Bike Setup:   
Rear- hard tail

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by bruce a Cross-Country Rider from new orleans

Date Reviewed: July 6, 1999

Bottom Line:   
crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap and then some, taco'd the rim on a wet moderate rooty hill, definitely not a worthy wreck. these are not worth the low price tag, go with mavic's or bontrager's, much more worthy.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months


Overall Rating:4
Submitted by atomicboy a Cross-Country Rider from san francisco

Date Reviewed: April 30, 1999

Strengths:    
cheap


Weaknesses:    
sidewall should be machined


Bottom Line:   
Rims are only one part of a very complicated wheel set up. So many people complaining about this or that on a rim while almost never saying anything about how it was built up. I have had many cheap rims rebuilt onto a good hub and good spokes and ridden them for years. I use a set of 36 hole CR-17A with DT spokes, aluminum nipples, and XTR hubs and I'm not sure I even have a spoke wrench that fits them because I never true them. Mavic's are nice but I stopped riding them because they were always out of true.

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Favorite Trail:   
Marin Headlands

Duration Product Used:   
more than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   
Mavic 238, 217


Bike Setup:   
Ti hardtail w/ front suspension

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Dave Iriguchi a Cross-Country Rider from Sacramento, CA

Date Reviewed: April 5, 1999

Strengths:    
I have had a SUN CR17a laced to an inexpensive CODA hub on my front end for more than three years now and its still in great shape. It stays nice and true and even with three years of constant riding and occasional racing I haven't a single complaint. It's nothing fancy, just plain silver with a reasonable brake track and it just plain works. It's a rim that gives you your money's worth.


Weaknesses:    
None.


Bottom Line:   
A great rim for the money. Probably won't impress the gear freaks, but who cares?

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Duration Product Used:   
more than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   
Bontrager Valiant and Mustangs


Bike Setup:   
C-dale F-700 hardtail

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