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Got my dream bike around Thankgiving and want to add lighting. Anyone know of a dynohub that's durable enough for singetrack in northern CA? No crazy downhilling or jumping -- just trails and fire roads.
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The Schmidt is. The lower cost option is the Shimano 3D71 and the newer 3D72 that is available in 36 hole. I have three 3D71s and one 3D72. All have held up fine with my beatings. They have XT quality bearings. What are you going to do for a light? DIY?
 

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shimano stuff is pretty bulletproof.

hoopdriver said:
Got my dream bike around Thankgiving and want to add lighting. Anyone know of a dynohub that's durable enough for singetrack in northern CA? No crazy downhilling or jumping -- just trails and fire roads.
Thanks.
... in general. I would think as long as you aren't doing multi-foot drops on a regular basis, it will hold up just fine.

Sounds fun. You gonna put some kind of charge regulator on it, power some LED lights? I would think Magicshines would be just the ticket. Crazy bright, low current draw... not much to break on it. I've been thinking of doing this myself for my city bike. I think I'm going to put a switch on the dyno end to cut hub drag when I don't need it, and so I can kick it back to generating power on the downhills.
 

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Now for the light....

Looks like the 3D72 is the way to go -- now for the light. DIY is _maybe_ an option as I'm pretty much electrically challenged.
I hear a lot about LumaTec and Schmidt lights -- any others I should check out?
The Magicshines look to be battery operated so not applicable to the dynohub -- or do they make a dyno light, too?
Thoughts?
 
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