I will be using the PD-8 disc dynamo hub, with IS 6 bolt flange, on my mountain bike and the PV-8 rim brake version on my road bike to power my LED dynamo light and also to charge my phone & GPS at times.
|Not only are they small and light, but they come in a range of pretty colours too!|
|The tiny SP PV-8 disc dynamo in-situ|
I've been riding with the PD-8 on my mountain bike for a couple of moths now (and for >1000miles) without so much as a murmur of a hiccup and am delighted that the bearings are holding up well, the hub has done daily commuting, more than an annoying amount of rain, sloppy mud and deep puddles and the electrics seem pretty bombproof. More than can be said of the rider at times!
|The SP (Shutter Precision, if you wondered) PD-8 6-bolt Disc Dynamo Hub it all its shiny glory|
|The SP PV-8 dynamo hub, soon to be seen on a road bike near you (specially if you live near Brighton)|
For those of you that worry, or are curious, about these things; I'll finish with the spec tables so you can have a peek for yourselves at the weights and performance figures: