G-sport vs. Sun Ringle Chrome Quality

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7/17/2013 9:22 PM

Hey Vital,

I am buying a set of 36h's and use brakes A LOT; thus, I am getting a chrome rear. However, in the past I got a used Hazard Lite which had flaked up bad and read online how the Hazard's are notorious for flaking (I think they lack the nickel under layer). My question is since G-sport is part of Odyssey now, do their chrome rims have QC issues as well? I have a set of 48h Rhyno Lites XL's at the moment. I baby them with loads of chrome polish, and I have had no problems with them whatsoever. They are immaculate after a year or so, but I live on the gulf coast now and want durable chrome.

Which is better AND WHAT IS YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH THEM?

And George, I just picked up a set of G-sport hubs (marmoset and ratchet)... well done mate, well done. BTW if you read this, do you watch Doctor Who? If so, do you also watch Sherlock Holmes? I heard it's made by the same people and is also really good.

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7/17/2013 10:00 PM

I've heard nothing bad at all about the G-Sport Chrome Finish, so I imagine it would be fine. Last question's a bit random isn't it?

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7/17/2013 11:18 PM

I have seen no issues with the chrome on Ribcages first hand. I have a 48h, and it's chrome still looks great, but, it's been on my wall in the garage. I have a black anno set on my bike. I use brakes a lot as well, and the anno is showing no wear, but I only use clear pads. Thinking about changing to a different color though. The clear fade when dirty, or under heavy use. When I was a teen, we just used brakes without caring if the ano came off the sides of the rim.

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7/18/2013 10:06 AM

BMX_Forever wrote:

I've heard nothing bad at all about the G-Sport Chrome Finish, so I imagine it would be fine. Last question's a bit random isn't it?

The fact you commented without ANY first hand experience or even valuable hearsay is random...

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7/18/2013 10:18 AM

BMX_Forever wrote:

I've heard nothing bad at all about the G-Sport Chrome Finish, so I imagine it would be fine. Last question's a bit random isn't it?

VinKreepo wrote:

The fact you commented without ANY first hand experience or even valuable hearsay is random...

Sorry, just trying to help. I wasn't complaining about your question, just thought it was a bit random, especially seeming as George French has posted about 10 times on here.

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7/18/2013 10:29 AM

ive had a ribcage before and I currently run big ballers, and from personal experience the sun rim is holding up soo much better. As far as the chrome goes my buddy runs breaks and hes had the rhino lites for almost 2 years and they haven't flaked and are still good as new

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7/18/2013 11:19 AM

dudeman9917 wrote:

ive had a ribcage before and I currently run big ballers, and from personal experience the sun rim is holding up soo much better. As far as the chrome goes my buddy runs breaks and hes had the rhino lites for almost 2 years and they haven't flaked and are still good as new

Thanks dude! Exactly what I was looking for! My 48h Rhyno Lite XL's are fairly new so I wanted to be sure on longevity before I jumped on a set of 36h. Kudos and thanks bro!

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7/18/2013 11:23 AM

BMX_Forever wrote:

I've heard nothing bad at all about the G-Sport Chrome Finish, so I imagine it would be fine. Last question's a bit random isn't it?

VinKreepo wrote:

The fact you commented without ANY first hand experience or even valuable hearsay is random...

BMX_Forever wrote:

Sorry, just trying to help. I wasn't complaining about your question, just thought it was a bit random, especially seeming as George French has posted about 10 times on here.

Haha it's totally cool *hand/bro shake* I posted that because I am sure that while he may not post, he probably reads a lot of these threads about whether or not his product is best.. especially when I put it in the title. It's my way of saying, "Hey George! I seeeeee yoooooou!" Lol plus it's designed to be random since the Doctor is random... see what I did there? Only Whovians can understand...

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7/29/2016 3:38 PM

VinKreepo wrote:

Hey Vital,

I am buying a set of 36h's and use brakes A LOT; thus, I am getting a chrome rear. However, in the past I got a used Hazard Lite which had flaked up bad and read online how the Hazard's are notorious for flaking (I think they lack the nickel under layer). My question is since G-sport is part of Odyssey now, do their chrome rims have QC issues as well? I have a set of 48h Rhyno Lites XL's at the moment. I baby them with loads of chrome polish, and I have had no problems with them whatsoever. They are immaculate after a year or so, but I live on the gulf coast now and want durable chrome.

Which is better AND WHAT IS YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH THEM?

And George, I just picked up a set of G-sport hubs (marmoset and ratchet)... well done mate, well done. BTW if you read this, do you watch Doctor Who? If so, do you also watch Sherlock Holmes? I heard it's made by the same people and is also really good.

I wouldn't advise getting chrome g-sports. The quality of the chrome is terrible and g-sport won't do anything to help you. According to Google the chrome flaking in the way it does is due to the chrome being applied incorrectly or badly.Photo

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7/29/2016 11:09 PM

VinKreepo wrote:

Hey Vital,

I am buying a set of 36h's and use brakes A LOT; thus, I am getting a chrome rear. However, in the past I got a used Hazard Lite which had flaked up bad and read online how the Hazard's are notorious for flaking (I think they lack the nickel under layer). My question is since G-sport is part of Odyssey now, do their chrome rims have QC issues as well? I have a set of 48h Rhyno Lites XL's at the moment. I baby them with loads of chrome polish, and I have had no problems with them whatsoever. They are immaculate after a year or so, but I live on the gulf coast now and want durable chrome.

Which is better AND WHAT IS YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH THEM?

And George, I just picked up a set of G-sport hubs (marmoset and ratchet)... well done mate, well done. BTW if you read this, do you watch Doctor Who? If so, do you also watch Sherlock Holmes? I heard it's made by the same people and is also really good.

matthewwillard99 wrote:

I wouldn't advise getting chrome g-sports. The quality of the chrome is terrible and g-sport won't do anything to help you. According to Google the chrome flaking in the way it does is due to the chrome being applied incorrectly or badly.Photo

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3 year old thread buddy. Please check the dates.

The chrome on sun rims is notoriously bad too though. And the main cause for chrome flaking is moisture. Chrome doesn't bond to alloy the same way it does some other metals, and will always flake eventually (hence you can't get chrome stems, hubs or sprockets). It's more like a film that sits on top of the alloy, as soon as moisture gets under it, the alloy corrodes and the chrome flakes off

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8/2/2016 6:16 AM

Chrome just kinda sucks these days. Apprerently, the process they used back in the days wasn't very environmentaly friendly, and the new, safer processes are more difficult to do correctly.


I haven't seen a single, new chrome rim that didn't have some flaking/bubbling, including ones I've owned. It is what it is.

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