• SON dynamo hubs deliver exceptional power, reliability and longevity 23 August 2016 | View comments

  • If there's one category of product that will probably always sell well here at Practical Cycles, it's the dynamo hub. These items are based on very simple principles, consisting of a small electrical generator built into the hub of the bicycle wheel, thereby providing power for the light on the front or back of the bicycle.  

    However, this apparent simplicity is belied by the incredible breadth of options that you can take advantage of when you purchase a dynamo hub from Practical Cycles, as is certainly clear on one glance at our comprehensive online configurator for our SON dynamo hubs.

    Introducing the renowned SON brand

    SON is short for Schmidt Original Nabendynamo, which is one of Germany's best-known manufacturers of highly efficient and low-drag bicycle hub power generators and other electrical gear for cyclists. The company has certainly come a long way since Wilfried Schmidt produced his first gearless hub dynamo prototype in 1992.

    By 1995, manufacture of SON dynamo hubs had begun in earnest in the German city of Ulm, and it wasn't long until the brand became irrevocably associated with dynamo hubs delivering the utmost power and reliability.  

    In 1998, SON moved into its own premises in the French Quarter of the traditional university town of Tübingen, from which it continues to make the longest-lasting and easiest-to-maintain dynamo hubs in socially and environmentally manageable conditions.

    Such investment in quality is certainly felt in the resulting dynamo hubs, and here at Practical Cycles, we couldn't be prouder to be able to offer the most in-depth range of them!

    Purchase your SON dynamo hubs from the best in the industry!

    If there's one other great reason to invest in a SON dynamo hub from Practical Cycles, it's the sheer ease with which you can specify the perfect one for you, thanks to our convenient online custom wheelbuild configurator.

    Simply by choosing your desired hub, followed by the rim, spokes, spoke pattern and any required rim tape, you can quickly virtually 'assemble' the SON dynamo hub that will best serve you. Indeed, with most of the hubs in the SON range available to us, you are even welcome to contact us for a custom quotation, should your desired options not appear in our wheelbuild configurator.

    Really, we are confident that we can cater to almost all conceivable requirements as far as custom-built dynamo hubs are concerned, so if you are in the market for one, you really don't need to look to any store other than Practical Cycles!


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