SunTour Vx (2200)

SunTour Vx derailleur (2200) main image

The ‘x’ in SunTour Vx was widely understood as standing for ‘extra light’ (I do not know whether this was SunTour’s real intention). This was the SunTour V Luxe after it had been on a strenuous diet, the steel holder for the cable clamp bolt has been replaced by an aluminium channel and the knuckles are slimmer and neater.

Despite the weight loss, this was an extremely affordable, strong and reliable derailleur - I still see many of these in use on the roads today.

The plain Vx is the short arm version, and at 205g it was a viable racing gear (a Campagnolo Nuovo Record weighed 198g) - however pride and snobbery meant that the Vx was only widely used on training bikes.

  • Derailleur brands: SunTour
  • Categories: SunTour - the V story
  • Country: Japan
  • Date of introduction: 1977
  • Date of this example: 1980 (two letter date code is WI)
  • Model no.: 2200
  • Weight: 205g
  • Maximum cog: 26 teeth
  • Total capacity: 24 teeth
  • Pulley centre to centre: 47mm
  • Index compatibility: friction
  • Chain width: 3/32”
  • Logic: top normal
  • B pivot: unsprung
  • P pivot: sprung
  • Materials: aluminium
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Browse associated documents.

SunTour Catalog (1978)

SunTour Catalog (1978)

  • Publisher: SunTour
  • Date: October 1977
  • Derailleur brands: SunTour
  • Derailleurs: too many to list here - see individual pages
SunTour Catalog (1978) - front cover thumbnail

SunTour Vx - bag

SunTour Vx - bag

SunTour Vx derailleur (2nd style) - bag thumbnail