SunUp Eco has an easier way to let you generate power on your bike without having to replace your front hub. Their new Spin Up add-on dynamo attaches to almost any standard front hub, offering drag-free power that’ll work on any bike.
We saw SunUp’s original design in 2012, which was intended to fit on the rear wheel. The installation was similarly easy, but compatibility was more dependent on frame design. And it wouldn’t work with disc brake hubs, despite that being the time that many bikes were starting to make the transition away from rim brakes.
The new Spin Up universal dynamo moves to the front wheel, and sits on the non-drive side, so it doesn’t matter what type of brakes you’re running.
Small clips capture your spokes and bolt into the back of the unit, attaching it to the wheel and using its motion to drive the dynamo. It’s thin enough to fit inside most forks, and will fit on any hub with normal height flanges.
The system uses a separate power storage unit, too, so it’ll keep powering your lights or charging your devices. And it regulates the output to provide a steady current that doesn’t fluctuate with your speed. Other specs in the image above.
Retail price is TBD, they’re relaunching the brand and their website as Spin Up rather than SunUp Eco, so look for more details soon.