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Vintage Components - SunTour rear derailleurs

SunTour rear derailleurs on this page: XC Expert medium cage | XCE long cage | XCM 3040 Accushift | XC Pro GT | XC Pro MicroDrive | XC Sport | SL short cage | Radius | Sprint 9000 short-cage | XCD 4050 long-cage | Alpha 5000 short-cage | Mountech long cage | Blue Line-GT Touring | Superbe Pro short cage good for parts | V-GT | VX mid-cage | VX-GT | Cyclone short-cage

See also: SunTour front derailleurs | SunTour shift levers

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SunTour XC Expert Medium Cage rear derailleur. Used, $65.00

  • Double-sprung slant parallelogram
  • 8-speed SunTour Accushift or friction compatible
  • Produced early-mid 1990s
  • Was part of the SunTour XCE group

XC Expert rear derailleur

In lovely condition

XC Expert resr derailleur

And from the back


SunTour XCE long-cage rear derailleur. Used

  • Produced late 1980s - early 1990s
  • SunTour 7-speed Accushift index or friction compatible

We have two versions available: #1 | #2

SunTour XCE long-cage rear derailleur #1. Used, $35.00/each

XCE rear derailleur

Not new, but perfectly servicable.

XCE rear derailleur

Top view

XCE rear derailleur

Back of the derailleur

XCE rear derailleur

From the back

SunTour XCE long-cage rear derailleur #2. Used, $35.00/each

XCE Rear

A long cage for big freewheels

XCE rear derailleur

From the front

SunTour XCE rear derailleur

And the back of the derailleur


SunTour XCM 3040 Accushift rear derailleur. Used, $40.00

  • SunTour Accushift index and friction compatible
  • Produced in the late 1980s

SunTour XCM rear derailleur

aluminum alloy and steel construction

SunTour XCM rear derailleur

Top/front view

SunTour XCM rear derailleur

From behind

SunTour XCM rear derailleur

From the back of the derailleur


SunTour XC Pro GT rear derailleur. New, $150.00/each

Part# 75303

  • SunTour Accushift and friction compatible
  • Pulleys have sealed bearings.

XC Pro GT rear derailleur

Close-up

XC Pro GT rear derailleur

From the back

SunTour XC Pro rear derailleur

From behind

XC Pro rear derailleur

And from the top.


SunTour XC Pro MicroDrive rear derailleur. New, $200.00/each

Part# 75300

  • SunTour part# RD-XP00-SSB
  • SunTour's MicroDrive system used smaller diameter chainrings and rear cogs, by reducing the number of teeth in both. This increased frame clearance and reduced weight. SunTour said it made for faster, smoother shifts and eliminated chain jam.
  • Accushift Pro compatible
  • Sealed bearing pulleys

XC pro Micro Drive rear derailleur

A very tidy, efficient little derailleur.

SunTour XC Pro rear derailleur

Top view

SunTour XC Microdrive rear derailleur

The back of the derailleur

SunTour XC pro rear derailleur

From behind

SunTour XC pro rear derailleur

New, in the box

SunTour Micro Drive rear derailleur

The other side of the box with more info.


SunTour XC Sport rear derailleur. Used, $60.00/each

SunTour XC Sport rear derailleur

Clearly made for bigger freewheels.

SunTour XC Sport rear derailleur

A slightly different view

XC sport rear derailleur

From the back of the derailleur

SunTour rear derailleur

From the front

SunTour XC Sport rear derailleur

And from behind


SunTour SL short cage rear derailleur. New, $100.00

Part# 75100

  • SunTour part# RD-SL00-SSB
  • Produced 1991 - 1994
  • 195 grams
  • SunTour Accushift index or friction
  • Designed to handle up to a 26-tooth rear cog
  • We have three in stock.

SunTour SL rear derailleur

Clean, neat, functional SunTour design

SunTour SL rear derailleur

From the back

SunTour SL rear derailleur

It is new, in the box.


SunTour Radius rear derailleur. New, $65.00/each

Part# 75310

  • SunTour part# RD-RAOO-SSB
  • Produced 1990 - 1992
  • Will handle up to a 28-tooth rear cog.

SunTour Radius rear derailleur

A close-up view

SunTour Radius front derailleur

From the front.

SunTour Radius rear derailleur

From behind

SunTour Radius rear derailleur

From the back.

SunTour Radius rear derailleur

It's new, in the box.


SunTour Sprint 9000 rear derailleur.

  • SunTour part#: RD-SP10-SSB
  • In 1987 SunTour redesigned the Sprint components. The rear derailleur got a new cage, parallelogram and name. It became the Sprint 9000. This new derailleur was produced from 1987 until 1990.
  • It will index 6 & 7 speed Accushift Winner Pro freewheels with the correct Sun Tour indexing levers.
  • SunTour's intention was for the Sprint components to compete against Shimano 600 and to fit between Sun Tour Superbe Pro and Cyclone lines.
  • Weight: 200 grams.

We have two: Lightly used | Used

Sprint 9000 rear deraileur. lightly used, $100.00

Part# RD-83-LU

Suntour sprint 9000 rear derailleur

The pulleys show how little use this derailleur has had.

SunTour Sprint 9000 rear derailleur

And just as nice from the back.

Sprint 9000 rear deraileur. used, $50.00

Part# RD-83-U

Sprint 9000 rear derailleur

Used, but still works well.

Suntour sprnt rear derailleur

From the back

Sprint derailleur

And from the top


SunTour XCD 4050 long-cage rear derailleur. Used, $50.00

  • SunTour 6 or 7-speed Accushift or friction compatible
  • Produced about 1987

XCD-4050

From the front

XCD 4050

And from the back


SunTour Alpha 5000 short-cage rear derailleur. Used, $40.00

  • SunTour part# RD-5000-SS
  • Produced around 1987
  • About 270 grams
  • SunTour Accushift index or friction shifter compatible

SunTour Alpha 5000 rear derailleur

From the front

SunTour rear derailleur

Amd from the back.


SunTour Mountech wide-range rear derailleur. Used, $50.00

  • The photographed derailleur below has been sold, but we have more. Want one? Give us a call or shoot us an email.
  • This is a wide-range friction derailleur produced in the mid to late 1980s
  • Factory specs puts its maximum rear cog at 34 teeth

SunTour mountech rear derailleur

One of SunTour's first mountain-specific rear derailleurs

SunTour Mountech rear derailleur

The back side, showing the special large top pulley wheel.


SunTour BL GT wide-range rear derailleur. Used

  • Both of these derailleurs were completely taken apart and fresh grease installed in the springs and pulleys.
  • The "BL" stands for "Blue Line", a series of derailleurs intended to fit above the Vx and below the Cyclone derailleurs.
  • SunTour part# RD-3300
  • The BL derailleurs were made starting in 1981 and through at least 1984.
  • Weight: 220 grams
  • Though named "Blue Line", most BL derailleurs were made with black trim.

We have two: #1 | #2

SunTour BL GT wide-range rear derailleur #1. Used, $80.00

  • We tapped a new stop in the cage. It won’t pull up as much chain slack as before, but we wanted to save a blue Blue Line.
  • This BL derailleur does have blue trim.

Blue Line rear derailleur

A BL rear derailleur with blue trim.

SunTour Blue Line rear derailleur

From this angle you can see the new placement of the cage-wrap stop screw and where the old one was.

SunTour Blue Line rear derailleur

From behind

SunTour Blue Line rear derailleur

From the front

SunTour Blue Line rear derailleur

The back of the derailleur

SunTour Blue Line rear derailleur

The back of the derailleur from another angle

SunTour Blue Line rear derailleur

Here we are tapping a new hole for the cage stop screw.

SunTour BL GT wide-range rear derailleur #2. Used, $100.00

SunTour Blue Line rear derailleur

Lovely condition

SnTour Blue line rear derailleur

Head-on view

SunTour Blue Line rear derailleur

From behind

SunTour Blue Line rear derailleur

From underneath

SunTour Blue Line rear derailleur

The back of the derailleur


SunTour Superbe Pro short cage friction rear derailleur, good for parts. Used, $25.00

  • Here's a great derailleur for spare parts.
  • Produced 1983 - 1986
  • SunTour part #RD-5200
  • Sealed bearing pulleys.
  • Factory specs say max cog size is 26, but depending on dropout geometry and wheel placement, it can sometimes be made to throw a 28.

disraeligears.co.uk said this about the SunTour Superbe: "Many people regard the SunTour Superbe Pro (5200) as the finest friction derailleur of all time. It was light, strong, extremely effective and constructed to fantastic tolerances from the finest materials.

"No detail was overlooked, from the aluminium hanger bolt and pulley bolts to the sealed bearing pulley wheels to the stainless steel pivots with Allen heads that were removable so that the gear could be completely disassembled."

SunTour Superbe rear derailleur

It's missing a pulley

Superbe Pro rear derailleur

And from the back it can be seen that there are broken and bent pieces.


SunTour V-GT rear derailleur. Used, $50.00

  • SunTour part #4900
  • SunTour made several versions of this derailleur. This might be version 2C or 2D.
  • It was produced from 1971 until 1973.

V-GT rear derailleur

Hard to believe this derailleur is 50 years old.

SunTour VGT rear derailleur

From the front

SunTour V GT rear derailleur

It has a mix of steel and aluminum parts.

V GT rear derailleur

From behind

SunTour VGT rear derailleur

From behind at a slightly different angle

V-GT rear derailleur

Back of the derailleur


SunTour VX mid-cage rear derailleur. Lightly used, $50.00

  • The VX was introduced in either 1976 or 1977 and was produced into 1981.
  • The VX is essentially a slimmed-down SunTour V. It has more aluminum and has a neater, cleaner design.
  • Our VX rear derailleur has been overhauled and is ready for use.
  • Though the derailleur in the photographs below has been sold, we have more in stock.

SunTour derailleurs shift so sweetly

And from the back.


SunTour VX-GT rear derailleur. Used, $60.00/each

  • The VX was introduced in either 1976 or 1977 and was produced into 1981.
  • The VX is essentially a slimmed-down SunTour V. It has more aluminum and has a neater, cleaner design.
  • Our VX rear derailleur has been overhauled and is ready for use.

SunTour VX-GT rear derailleur

This will shift almost anything.

SunTour VX-GT rear derailleur

The back of the derailleur

SunTour VX GT ear derailleur

From the front

SunTour VX-GT rear derailleur

From behind.


SunTour Cyclone shortcage rear derailleur, 2nd-style. Used, $60.00

  • Produced about 1975
  • Made for a maximum cog of 26 teeth, but with a rear derailleur hanger dropping 32mm or more, it can handle a 28.
  • Weight: Only 179 grams
  • This is the second version of the Cyclone.
  • This derailleur is a masterpiece of component design. The Cyclone probably shifted better than any derailleur in the world in 1976. The cable routing through the parallelogram is clever and simple.

SunTour Cyclone rear derailleur

A bit scratched, but works perfectly well.

SunTour Cyclone rear derailleur

This is about as good as a friction derailleur gets.

SunTour rear derailleur

From the back

SunTour Cyclone rear derailleur

From behind

SunTour Cyclone rear derailleur

Top view