• Son Dynamo Hubs - The Best Dynamo Hub Bar None! 14 April 2015 | View comments

  • Electrical bicycle gear has come a long way since the introduction of the first Sturmey-Archer Dynohub in the 1930s. That hub dynamo largely pioneered today's market for such equipment, generating electrical power for bicycles during the Second World War. Today, there are few more renowned names in this field than the German manufacturer Schmidt Original Nabendynamo, otherwise known as SON.

    Founded by Wilfried Schmidt in 1995, the company rapidly became one of the unquestioned leaders in the modern dynamo market. Here at Practical Cycles, we are proud to offer an extremely comprehensive selection of the renowned SON dynamo hubs, including such variants as the 28, 28 Klassic and Delux. You can depend on us for the complete range of rim and spoke options relating to these long-lasting and high-performing hubs, as well as for extras like rim tape.

    It all means that whether you desire the SON 28 Klassic Rim Brake 26"-700c, a 29" SON 28 Rim Brake 32h Black, a 16" Delux Centerlock Disc or a completely different model of SON dynamo hub, there really is no need to look to any other store. Naturally, we also give you a choice of rims encompassing the likes of the Mavic Open Pro, Rigida Sputnik and Airnimal 24" (507), to say nothing of spoke options such as the Sapim Race double butted stainless steel silver and Sapim Leader plain gauge stainless steel black. One, two or three cross spoke patterns can also all be specified.

    The high regard in which SON dynamo hubs are held by bicycle owners and the industry alike should be no surprise when you consider SON's track record of innovation in this area. It was 1992 when Wilfried Schmidt first introduced a prototype of a gearless hub dynamo, serial production beginning a few years later. It wasn't long until the firm became associated with dependable, long-lasting and low-maintenance products that boosted both the comfort and safety of cycling.

    SON dynamo hubs are now the hubs of choice for many of those expecting the very highest standards in this product category. In 2002, the company even solved the common problem of damage to a hub dynamo caused by water corrosion or freezing - since which, all SONs have incorporated a smart pressure compensation system, every type of model also being accompanied by a five year warranty.

    Are there any better dynamo hubs around than SON dynamo hubs? We suspect not! Nor is there surely any better place to source them than the complete cycling super (online) store, right here at Practical Cycles.

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