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2 versions of Sunday Model-C for 2011

14 09 2010

Sunday Bikes continues to step things up in the 24″ world with two (yes, two!) versions of the Model-C set for release in their 2011 lineup.

The Model-C EX

Designed as a low-cost option for the first-time 24″ bike buyer it still packs plenty of punch with some great aftermarket parts. It has the proven Model C Plus 4 geometry and is great option for those riders that don’t have the cash to build up a frameset from scratch.

It features:

  • New Sunday Word Bubble grips
  • Twisted PC pedals,
  • 24″ Aitken and Path tires
  • OdysseyV3 cassette rear hub.

It has a cro-mo downtube, headtube and dropouts.  There are two color options: matte gray and red. Different graphics and sticker kits for each color option. (Priced at about $519 US)

Model -C PRO

This is Sunday’s top-of-line 24″ complete and it looks the part!

One of the best spec’d completes on the market. It features:

  • Odyssey CFL stem
  • Twombolt cranks
  • Evo II brakes
  • Monolever
  • V3 cassette hub
  • Vandero 2 front hub
  • New 24″ Odyssey Quadrant rims.

Full cro-mo frame, forks and bars. This will handle just about anything you can throw at it. (Priced at about $799.99 US).

Top tube sizes for both the EX and the PRO are 21.25″.

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21 responses

14 09 2010
Ryan

This is big news, but I wish they’d offer the longer TT as an option on the completes.

14 09 2010
Steve

It’s funny as I thought I would really rather have the longer frame (I’m 6’2″) and I ended up buying a great deal on the shorter version and I am planning on buying another to set up for trails the same size. I like the feel of the 21.25 and don;t think I would like the longer one as much.

14 09 2010
Mike420lv

I would like them to come out with a complete version of the longer frame model c. I test rode the shorter version and it seemed a little short. It’s for sure a bad ass cruiser but i wouldn’t buy unless it had at least a 21.75 complete.

15 09 2010
Ian

Still no longer TT and no front brakes, so still no buy from me!

15 09 2010
BOBBYP

Front brake forks have gone into production. It takes a few months to get all of that stuff made and shipped over here, but they should be here sometime this fall/winter. But rest assured, a Sunday Morning 24.1 fork with 990 mounts will be available to the masses soon.

What size top tube lengths would you guys want on the Model C? And also, if you dont mind me asking, where are you getting this top tube length from? Past experience of riding a Model C that you thought was too short, or from other bikes with similar geometry? We are interested in hearing some feedback regarding this.

15 09 2010
Steve

Put the front brake forks on the PRO!!!

15 09 2010
mattyjo

both bikes seem like great deals for the price points!

front brakes will be a nice option when they get here.

i have to say i am not a fan of the twombolt cranks. i was never able to get them to “set and forget.” i would have to tighten them constantly on a daily basis.

it’s a nice clean design with the wedge cone and all aiding disassembly, but it has enough play in it that is too much to ask one crank bolt to hold it all together.

16 09 2010
goride09

I have the complete and like everybody else says I wish the tt was longer but now that I’ve had it for awhile I’m glad its “short”.Makes it a little easier for flatland but for jumpin I wish it was longer it’d be more stable in the air.
I dont get the big deal of wanting to have front brakes on a complete.Just get the forks when they come out.
Having front brakes on a bike I want/like to buy is not a big deal to me.It would be a big deal if another company had them on but Sunday didnt then I’d look elsewhere.I dont see Fit,WTP,Subrosa puttin fronts on their 24’s and you never will.Sunday is ahead of the game and at least is coming out with 24″ forks with 990 mounts.Who else is doin that?Not counting custom made forks.

16 09 2010
Steve

Making them optional would be great but having to pay $120 or more for the forks after the fact defeats the purpose of buying a complete. I agree Sunday is ahead of the game but why not stay ahead.

I see front brakes coming back. Especially for your older rider targets that want a C who may never have gone away from fronts at all.

Although I have come to love the 21.25 I would also agree that having the option for the a larger frame would be good. I wander how much more stable a half an inch will make it though in the context of a 24″ bike.

16 09 2010
Ryan

The 21.25 TT probably wouldn’t be a big deal if the 21.75 frame didn’t exist (knowing it’s there, taunting me). I’m about 6’3″ with a long torso and arms, so I want a roomy cockpit. Unfortunately I don’t have the expertise/time/cash to piece together a bike starting with just a frame, so a complete is the only way to go. I just think it would be cool for the longer one to be an option.

16 09 2010
BOBBYP

Thanks for all the comments guys. This is all really great feedback to hear. We will be having a lot of meetings at Interbike and these are some topics I will be bringing up for discussion.

16 09 2010
Ian

I have spoken with lot’s of friends who were in to BMX first time around and we all rode with front brakes. We have all grown larger (in all directions) and want a bigger bike, hence the need for a longer TT. Currently the only real complete options are DJ bikes but these don’t cut it quite for mucking about on the street. We’re all dads so aren’t in to heavy stuff but just want some fun. The wives would kill us if we got injured. Some of us have bought the faction 22, why?
Because it feels like a bike we rode when we first rode BMX i.e. lot’s of room, fun, and with brakes.
I went for the 22 because I’d have to build up the model c with 21.75, whereas the faction came large to begin with. If the model c was in 21.75 as a complete, I would have gone for that hands down. You have to remember why lot’s of us go for cruisers in the first place, because we want a bigger bike! Look how popular the Liquid is…..
By the way, had you thought about making a 22?

16 09 2010
BOBBYP

We have a new aftermarket frame being proto-typed right now. The current sizes of that have been lengthened a little bit for us to test out. I will be riding the 22″ tt frame when that size sample arrives. I am very curious the difference .25″ in top tube will feel like.

Although this isn’t 100% confirmed, it is pretty safe to say that we will try to offer the Model C complete in a longer TT option at some point. Be it on the current 2011 models is still to be determined.

And I don’t want people to think that the Model C is a bike designed for only big guys. My old riding buddy, Roman from Blackout/Kink, is about 5’8″ and rides his Model C like a man. Does the biggest turndowns ever and he rides the 21.25″ top tube. The same with a guy Brad who rides here in Austin on the 2010 complete. He is about the same height and he says he loves the feel of the bike. Just putting that out there…this last paragraph wasn’t directed at anyone specifically.

16 09 2010
goride09

“We’re all dads so aren’t in to heavy stuff but just want some fun. The wives would kill us if we got injured.”
So true!I’m on my 2nd injury of the year cuz I was havin too much fun on my Mod-C and the wife aint none too happy!!

16 09 2010
cruiserrevolution

Bobby, I’m super curious to how that 22″ prototype will ride…keep us posted!

17 09 2010
Ian

Bobby, I meant a 22″ wheeled bike. Have Sunday thought about one of these? My Faction tt is 21.6 and with the 22″ wheels, this makes the cock pit feel long but because of the 22″ wheels it feels very manoeuvrable.

17 09 2010
BOBBYP

I actually got a chance to ride the Faction at our local pump track. I dont think Sunday will ever go the 22″ route. Although the bike did feel roomy and maneuverable, I did not feel the same ‘old faithful’ feel of my 20″ while riding it like I do when I ride the Model C. It seemed like the Faction is a bike in it’s own class, and I am not trying to discredit it. I just didn’t get the same ‘instant comfort’ feel like I do when riding the Model C. It really just comes down to different strokes for different folks, I guess.

The idea of the Model C was to make a 24″ bike feel like the current geometry of the 20″ bike. And I feel that the geometry that was drawn up from the designers is spot on to get that feeling.

17 09 2010
B

If you want a custom bike that fits you perfectly then have one built and pay the price. Otherwise stop bitching and appreciate the fact that Sunday is doing something different. There was nothing else with this geometry until they introduced it.

17 09 2010
Ian

uh?
Not bitching just trying to improve what is already a great product, perhaps you should go for the plush rather than the shock pink handbag next time you go shopping

17 09 2010
B

Perhaps you should stop proving me right

Laugh

22 01 2011
Marcus

I’m a flatlander and i think it would be fun to re-learn all the tricks on a 24″. The market for a complete 24′ flatland may be stronger than you think. I can’t find one anywhere. I saw that Kevin Jones rides a model C and that is enough for me. Its a good bet if flatlandfuel.com had the model C spec-ed out with flatland specific components (freecoaster, gyro, and front brakes) you could get some sales…including mine. Some street riders also like having the front brakes and freecoster because it allows more unique tricks. Also, building a bike piece by piece always cost a small fortune in parts and tools, and you typically save so much more with a complete.

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