Back in Stock: SON Generator HubsJan Heine
We just received a long-awaited shipment from Schmidt Maschinenbau in Germany with generator hubs, lights and small parts. The entire program is back in stock for now. This includes the hubs that endurance racers like Lael Wilcox and Ted King use when they ride 1000+ miles non-stop. These are the only generator hubs that feature a pressure-compensation system: No moisture gets sucked into the hub when the temperature changes. (To make room for the generator, these hubs have more air inside than standard hubs, and temperature changes cause greater changes in air volume.)
We also have all Edelux lights in stock again. Their optimized beam pattern of the Edelux puts the light on the road, rather than in the eyes of oncoming traffic. (Easy to spot who doesn’t have a good beam pattern in the photo above: those that blind the camera instead of illuminating the road.)
The beam of your headlight hits the road at a shallower angle as you move further ahead. With most lights, this means that the beam is brightest right in front of the bike. The result is a very bright spot right in front of the bike. Your eyes adjust to the brightness, which makes it difficult to see further ahead. It’s like you’re trying to see through a layer of fog.
The sophisticated beam of the Edelux (above) puts more light into the distance to compensate for this, so you get very even illumination of the road ahead. For riding long distances at night, this makes a huge difference.
We also got all small parts back in stock, like the coaxial connectors…
… and the crimping tool that makes it easy to install the spade connectors securely on the wires that connect to the hubs.
Few things have revolutionized our riding like generator hubs and LED headlights with optimized beam shapes. These days, we descend mountain passes at night with almost the same speed as we ride during daytime. Good lights are essential for fun and safe night-time adventures.
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