Decathlon Dynamo Wheel

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Decathlon Dynamo Wheel

Postby crossy » 3 Sep 2017, 10:49am

Just bought a 26" Dynamo wheel from Decathlon. It's a bit notchy but at £35 it will be perfect for winter riding to run lights and charge phone and gps.
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Re: Decathlon Dynamo Wheel

Postby gaz » 3 Sep 2017, 11:31am

Decathlon website suggests £30, I didn't research postage. 26" built around Shimano DH-3N30 & 700c around a DH-3N31.

I thought those models had been superceded but I may be mistaken.

The review on the 700c suggests it includes neither the connector block nor the q/r skewer.


Notchy of cogging?
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Re: Decathlon Dynamo Wheel

Postby crossy » 3 Sep 2017, 11:50am

It didn't come with the quick release skewer or connector. I used the skewer from the wheel I took off the bike. The connector came SJS cycles. The £35 was with postage. I don't know if the hubs aren't produced anymore just glad it works for that price.
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Re: Decathlon Dynamo Wheel

Postby crossy » 3 Sep 2017, 11:51am

Notchy when you spin it in your hand but ok when on the bike.
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Re: Decathlon Dynamo Wheel

Postby gaz » 3 Sep 2017, 12:14pm

Thanks for the extra info.

Most likely cogging, uneven resistance from the magnets in a dynamo hub will make it feel rough when spun in your hands and as you note it's fine on the bike.
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Re: Decathlon Dynamo Wheel

Postby Si » 3 Sep 2017, 12:28pm

Ive a feeling mine has a 3n31. When i first spun it by hand i thought what the heck? Then went and got cogging explianed to me. Have to say that its been very reliable, feeds my light fine and i cant feel the rsistance with it on my sork bike. £30 sounds like good value if the wheel is ok

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Re: Decathlon Dynamo Wheel

Postby KFT » 5 Sep 2017, 4:58pm

Hi, can you tell me what width rim this is please - ican't see it on the Decathlon website.

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Re: Decathlon Dynamo Wheel

Postby crossy » 6 Sep 2017, 10:50pm

Hi I don't know the rim size but I have a 26" x 2" tyre fitted on it.
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Re: Decathlon Dynamo Wheel

Postby KFT » 8 Sep 2017, 10:34am

Great, thaks Crossy

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Re: Decathlon Dynamo Wheel

Postby whoof » 10 Sep 2017, 8:47pm

Sounds like a good deal. Could you Post a link to the connector that you got from SJS Cycles?

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Re: Decathlon Dynamo Wheel

Postby crossy » 10 Sep 2017, 9:34pm

Hi I don't know how to post links but I've just gone to SJS website and and put in Shimano Dynamo connector and cap it came up at £1.99
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Re: Decathlon Dynamo Wheel

Postby gaz » 10 Sep 2017, 10:23pm

Missing, presumed fed.

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Re: Decathlon Dynamo Wheel

Postby crossy » 11 Sep 2017, 4:11pm

That's the one thank you.
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