DISRAELI GEARS

SR SUNTOUR

SR SUNTOUR NCX600 SGX derailleur main image SR SUNTOUR XCR750 SGX derailleur main image SR SUNTOUR Durolux SGX derailleur main image

SR SUNTOUR inc. is based in Chang Hua, Taiwan.

I believe that the story of SR SUNTOUR begins in Japan in 1987, when a large Japanese engineering company called Mori Industries bought SR (Sakae Ringyo, a once leading Japanese manufacturer of chainsets). SR was in financial straights as a result of the devastating combination of the rising dominance of Shimano and the strength of the Yen. In 1988 Mori took the obvious step and established a factory in Taiwan.

I also believe that in 1992 Mori bought SunTour, which was in exactly the same condition as SR had been, and for exactly the same reasons. That very same year manufacturing of some derailleurs was started at the Taiwan factory. The company then became known as SR SUNTOUR - continuing the SunTour tradition of using capital letters in unusual ways.

In 1999 SR SUNTOUR was floated on the Taipei stock Exchange and became a properly Taiwanese company.

Over the last decade SR SUNTOUR has developed a very successful business manufacturing suspension forks that are largely sold as original equipment to bicycle manufacturers. They are effective, reliable, no-nonsense products fitted on hundreds of thousands of mid-to-low-end mountain bikes.

In terms of derailleurs, SR SUNTOUR seems to have started out making low-end derivatives of SunTour designs - a move down-market that SunTour had already begun before the takeover. In the late 1990s, however, SR SUNTOUR became more ambitious and started to produce more innovative and higher spec designs. Their particular area of interest seems in straightening out the cable routing - in a distant echo of the SunTour Superbe Tech design.

I have been told that SR SUNTOUR may have recently decided to stop manufacturing rear derailleurs, and are concentrating their efforts on other components.


see also SunTour SX-100 - instructions 1993

see also SunTour SX-100 - instructions 1993

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see also Bicisport 1995 Milano Colonia - Miche

see also Bicisport 1995 Milano Colonia - Miche

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see also Bicisport 1995 Milano Colonia - SunTour

see also Bicisport 1995 Milano Colonia - SunTour

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SR SUNTOUR - Catalog 1997

SR SUNTOUR - Catalog 1997

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SR SUNTOUR web images - 2007? 2004?

SR SUNTOUR web images - 2007? 2004?

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see also Dahon web site - 2006

see also Dahon web site - 2006

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SR SUNTOUR - 2K7 2006

SR SUNTOUR - 2K7 2006

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see also Dahon - Neos 2.0 instructions 2007?

see also Dahon - Neos 2.0 instructions 2007?

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SR SUNTOUR - 2K8 2007

SR SUNTOUR - 2K8 2007

  • Publisher: SR SUNTOUR
  • Date: 2007
  • Derailleur brands: SR SUNTOUR
  • Derailleurs: SR SUNTOUR XCM (RD8-XCM660-SGX), SR SUNTOUR XCM (RD8-XCM670-GTB)
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see also US Trademark # 4,488,647 - SR SUNTOUR 2008

see also US Trademark # 4,488,647 - SR SUNTOUR 2008

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SR SUNTOUR - 2K9 2008

SR SUNTOUR - 2K9 2008

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see also Tern Bicycles - Life Unfolds 2011

see also Tern Bicycles - Life Unfolds 2011

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see also Tern - Service Instructions 2011

see also Tern - Service Instructions 2011

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see also Tern - Urban Mobility 2.0 2012 2011

see also Tern - Urban Mobility 2.0 2012 2011

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see also Dahon - Fahrrader 2014 2013

see also Dahon - Fahrrader 2014 2013

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see also Tern - Rear Wheel with Neos Derailleur 2014

see also Tern - Rear Wheel with Neos Derailleur 2014

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see also Tern - 2015 2014

see also Tern - 2015 2014

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see also Tern Neos Rear Derailleur - instructions 2014?

see also Tern Neos Rear Derailleur - instructions 2014?

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see also Tern web site - 2014?

see also Tern web site - 2014?

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see also Tern - Link D8 - The Jack of All Trades 2016

see also Tern - Link D8 - The Jack of All Trades 2016

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see also Tern - Owner Briefing - Maintenance 2016

see also Tern - Owner Briefing - Maintenance 2016

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see also Tern - 2017 2016

see also Tern - 2017 2016

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SR SUNTOUR - company profile 2018

SR SUNTOUR - company profile 2018

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SR SUNTOUR - web site 2020

SR SUNTOUR - web site 2020

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