Looking at dynamos for touring and this makes sense of it all
In this article I’m going to try and share my experiences of using various different dynamo lighting / charging systems. Chances are that if you’re reading this, you understand the concept of dynamo technology; but for those who don’t know, a dynamo powered system for lighting / charging will typically consist of three components: a dynamo generator within the front hub, a light, and a power converter to charge other electronics.
More and more competitors in endurance races have started to use dynamo technology — it removes the hassle of having to find power outlets to charge lights and GPS units, reducing stress and allowing you to spend more time on the road. I’ve been using a couple of different dynamo systems during the last few years and am completely sold on them. But don’t just take my word for it: Transcontinental competitor Nicholas Longworth sums up the frustrations that relying…
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