Shimano Dynohubs

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Mark

Shimano Dynohubs

Postby Mark » 16 Jan 2005, 7:38pm

Does anyone (CJ?) know if the latest Shimano dynohubs are any good and how they compare to the Schmidt (i.e. resistance when turned off)?

CJ

Re:Shimano Dynohubs

Postby CJ » 17 Jan 2005, 2:18pm

I've tested their new "Sport" hub dynamo ("Ultegra/XT quality, about £60) in the next CTC mag. If you can wait a week or two, you can read all about it.

In a nutshell, taking the lights-on&off drag of a Schmidt to be equivalent to riding up a hill that rises 5&1 feet in a mile (i.e. rather trivial anyway) the new Shimano is probably about 6&2 and the basic Shimano 7&5 fpm.

Later this year there will be yet another new intermediate quality model from Shimano (Tiagra/Altus quality?) at probably 7&3 fpm.

Mark

Re:Shimano Dynohubs

Postby Mark » 17 Jan 2005, 5:26pm

Thanks for that Chris, looking forward to seeing your review in the next issue.