Sunrace Cassettes---anyone used 'em?

I’m looking into a new cassette for my road bike. I ride 1x with a 50t chainring and switch between 11-36 (SRAM PG-1170) and 11-40 (Shimano M8000) cassettes. I never use the 40t on the bigger cassette, but there’s a jump in the middle of the 11-36 that I hate. While shopping around, I found the Sunrace CSRX 11-36, which has smaller jumps in all the right places. It’s also a few grams lighter, which was surprising. All in all, it looks promising, especially for the price ($50).

I have no experience with Sunrace cassettes, so I’m curious if anyone here has any experience with them and thoughts from those who have.

Thanks, y’all. :v:

I’ve used a 9 speed, it seemed OK.

Wahoo ships SunRace cassettes with their Kickr as well.

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if its $50 isn’t it worth to try, weight seems quite good, even comparable. From a quick read through peoples exp gear changes are fine, no real difference. Maybe long term wear, but after 5000-10,000 kms you cant complain for $50?

Think i will look into a new cassette now

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That’s kinda what I’m thinking too. Figured I’d see if anyone had glaring issues before I took the plunge anyway. But really I keep wondering if I’m gonna get it in black or silver. :upside_down_face:

I have them on my mountain bikes. Initially I got them because of better gaps between ratios but I’ve had no problems with longevity or overall quality so have continued to use them to the point I’ll look at Sunrace offerings before Shimano.

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Used them on mountain bikes. No problems. - couple of grams heavier than Shimano typically in the cassettes I’ve used it a better price.

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Been using sunrace cassettes for a while on my 1x road bike interchangeably with sram cassettes. Sunrace given their price are really good. Never had any problems with them. Given they are cheap you can afford to swap them for a new one even after like 3-4k km :wink:

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Can’t comment the road but been good with a 11-46 on my XC Bike

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Pretty much always used Sunrace on my old road bike (Sora groupset), always worked fine.

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I have a 11-42 on my gravel bike with SRAM 1x. Much lighter than the stock cassette and works perfectly. Just a slight tuning needed when I swapped.

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Sounds like this cassette will be a winner.

Thanks guys, I’ma order one now.

I’ve been using Sunrace on my XC bike for a while now and find it shifts really well and after 1k miles it’s still in good condition

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11-42 on my mtb and no problems whatsoever. Good kit.

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I have an 11-46 on my gravel bike. I’ve rode hard, trashed it in wet and mud, failed to clean it post ride and it still keeps working. For the price looks like a fair purchase.

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Alternatively (don’t think you’ll need an alternative, but as an option) - can you not swap out the offending sprockets in the sram cassette? At least on the 1130 cassettes all but the three biggest sprockets are separate and could be exchanged

If I could buy individual SRAM cogs, I would totally do this too. I’d love to make a custom cassette!

I ordered the Sunrace this morning, but since I’m a 1x rider I love having extra cassettes around. I may look into this as well.

My bike came with Sunrace cassette on. Worked totally fine. I changed it for a Shimano when wore out but no issues with it at all.

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Just bought a Sunshine brand cassette from AliExpress for US$23 incl postage for my trainer wheel. Will be interested to see how this one goes.

I’d be a lot less concerned about Sunrace :grinning:

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Have a Sunrace on the MTB and been pretty impressed. The lock ring left a bit to be desired, seemed real cheap and didn’t trust it so I just used the one from my shimano cassette I was replacing it with. I am about to get one for my road bike as well.

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Hahahaha I saw these too! This all started because I was looking for a new cassette for the trainer (my SRAM 11-36 is currently on there), and stumbled across those first. But that’s when I found the Sunrace stuff with better jumps between gears, so I guess I’ll just leave the SRAM cassette in the Kickr now.