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Is your Dynamo Hub a Drag? It Doesn’t Have To Be, thanks to Velo Orange!

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Velo Orange Switchable Dynamo Hub

The good folks over at Velo Orange have sourced a new switchable dyno hub.  It has the same output (3W) as other dyno hubs, but thanks to a new clutch plate, you can disengage the magnetic drag that is used to generate power.  During the day you have a wheel like any other, with normal rolling resistance, but once that sun heads to bed, you can spin the clutch and light your way home.

It comes in high polished aluminum with either a 32h or 36h drilling.  Be willing to part with $130 to add this to your bike.

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11 years ago

is it disc brake compatible? thats a must have option for this market.

11 years ago

Considering that the SON hubs create drag equivalent to riding up a 0.1% grade when your light is off, I highly doubt this VO hub will outperform it. The SON weighs less than half of this hub (~1 lb less) and has less drag when it’s actually running.It’s also unlikely to be of similar quality, which wouldn’t be much of a surprise since it costs about $100 less.

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