• History

A long history of success

Sun Metal Products, which dates back to 1946, originally owned SUNringlé. The Warsaw, Ind., company manufactured a wire-spoke wheel line, and developed wheels for lawnmowers, garden utility vehicles and stationary bicycles. Twenty years later, they began producing alloy rims for high-performance, off-road motorcycle racing. In the 1980s, Sun also began developing high-end alloy rims for bicycles. In the 1990s, Sun expanded their production facilities and built manufacturing plants in China to meet the needs of the growing Asian bicycle manufacturing industry.

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Winning wheel rims

Sun Products was recognized as one of the world’s best rim makers with numerous victories in the World Cup, NORBA Nationals and a silver medal at the Olympic Games held in Atlanta. In 1997, Sun Products purchased Ringlé Racing Components and formed the SUNringlé brand.

Hayes wheeled in for continued growth

In a strategic move to strengthen its bicycle offerings, Hayes Performance Systems acquired Sun Metal Products in June 2005, and with it came the successful SUNringlé brand of wheels, wheel sets, hubs and other bicycle components. As part of the transaction, Hayes also acquired two manufacturing facilities in China to produce rims, build wheels and assemble hubs.