- Alfine Dyno hub advice
I’ve bought a secondhand bike that is fitted with an Alfine Dynamo hub.
It doesn’t have a dynamo front or rear light fitted.
Looking for some advice ( for commuting) on what lights to fit and any fittings needed for the Alfine dynamo hub (the 2 small electrical prongs).
The Son Edelux looks like it would give a good bright beam – but need some users feedback and recommendations please.Posted 5 years agoSTATOMember
Never used the phillips, they any good compared to B&M IQ Cyo? Those are the ‘standard’ for dynamo lights, have the RT model which is good (near field ilumination on the R is handy for city use).
Denis, i have an Edelux, the Alu casing makes it tougher and prettier but the innards are same as a B&M Cyo (minor power increase on Edelux but not so youd notice). If your on a budget a standard Cyo or CyoR would be my suggestion.Posted 5 years agojimc101Member
The Son Edelux is very good, have been using one for the last 2 years, prefer this to the cheaper option of the B&M LUMOTEC IQ Cyo, these are about half the price or less than a Edelux, I had one of these, and after about 6 months use, it snapped at the bracket mount, the Edelux can’t do this as the body is alu, not plastic.
For the beam produced, there wasn’t a noticeable change when I went from the IQ to the Edelux. Also have a Supernova E3 fitted to another bike, and prefer the Edelux to this.
If you are looking at a German brand, would look at ordering from one of the German suppliers, as they are normally a lot cheaper than any UK suppliers.
For the connector, if you look at it, you have 2 bare wires from the light, and these are sandwiched into the grey/black connector cap & cover, this is easier than SON hubs, where the wires need to be crimped to spade connectors; although the dis-advantage of this, is you need to be careful when removing the wheel, as you can pull the connector cap assembly apart, though it is reassemble.
For the tail light it’s just a case of running a cable from the tail light to the front, crimping the appropriate connector.
Whatever you are looking at, have found with Dynamo LED’s the light output is poor until it’s really dark, then they are great.Posted 5 years agodrlexMember
I have been using the Philips for over a year and it’s been fine- I did see mention of a failed bracket, so put a mudguard washer on to spread the load. 60 lux is fine for unlit commuting, but would be lacking for DH… It also has a wee front reflector, to satisfy P.C. shiny buttons & night lighting regs.Posted 5 years ago
With a bigger budget, I’d get either the Son Edelux or the Exposure Revo.lilchrisMember
Thanks, I have a total budget of around £200
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One of these is bloody handy too if you’re planning to tour:Posted 5 years ago
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