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Index

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8 Series Dynamo Hub Break the constrain. Create the best.

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Powerful Dynamo Hub When powerful is not only powerful !!

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Small Dynamo Hub When small is not only small !!

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V Brake Dynamo Hub When simple is not only simple!!

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Disc Brake Dynamo Hub From complexity to simplicity!!

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Introduction SP Dynamo System

Welcome to SP dynamo world! SP found in 2007 and launched dynamo adventure in 2008. SP is an innovative and creative company, enthusing in the bicycle world and devoting efforts to developing excellent devises for riders. Our goal is to use our electronic experience and technology to create and fulfill advanced bicycle products. We look everything in details and concern overall aspects to optimize the product performance. The SP hub dynamo incorporates the best technical advancements and seeks to attain perfection in the field of hub dynamos.


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8X Series Dynamo Hub Xtreme Dynamo Hub. The acme of perfection !!

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8X Characteristics

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Warranty

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Enough is of course never enough!!

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8X DNA

Support SP worldwide partners.

Break the constrain and create the best!!

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6 Bolt Disc Brake

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From promise to perfect accomplishment!!

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Ultra–Endurance Race Solo, self supported race

Centerlock Disc Brake 29

Far more than just another great dynamo hub!!

Tour Divide Mountain Bike Race Self supported mountain bike race!!

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Bearing technics

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Information for QR15 bearings!!

Self supported road bike race!!

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9 Series Dynamo Hub Ultraslim Dynamo Hub

Trans Am Bike Race

SP In Race By Mike Hall The champion at 2016 Tour Divide Mountain bike race!!

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SP In Race By Sarah Hammond The 2nd position at female group at 2016 Tans Am bike race!!

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Dynamo Evolution A new dimension of riding comfort!!

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SP In Ultra–Endurance Race Offering sufficient power for cycling!!

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Suitable For All Different Sized Wheels The best setup for going fast!!

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Ultraslim Dynamo Hub Not only seeks to become the No.1!!

Endurance Cycling Race Record SP dynamos go with legends!!

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Introduction

SP dynamo system Small, but Powerful Welcome to SP dynamo world! SP found in 2007 and launched dynamo adventure in 2008. SP is an innovative and creative company, enthusing in the bicycle world and devoting efforts to developing excellent devises for riders. Our goal is to use our electronic experience and technology to create and fulfill advanced bicycle products. We look everything in details and concern overall aspects to optimize the product performance. The SP hub dynamo incorporates the best technical advancements and seeks to attain perfection in the field of hub dynamos. Riding is easy and enjoyable. Technology makes riding simpler. All SP models represent the best combination of technical achievements to meet the fundamental demands of a hub dynamo i.e. light weight, small size and high efficiency. SP hub dynamos offer not only free and clean power for lighting, but also a new dimension of riding comfort while enhancing both safety and convenience. You are welcome to join SP family. Ride with SP and feel our passion.

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SP found in 2007, based in Taichung, Taiwan. Mass production for digital camera shutter has been launched. Owing to requests from customers for customized optical tilt inspection equipments, we successfully developed user friendly, highly precise and efficient inspection equipments and sold to some of Taiwan top 10 electronic companies. With advanced micro electronic technology, we successfully developed mini shutter for mobile phone application in end of 2007.

2008

In 2008, abnormal weather caused serious disasters all over the world, which can be caused by global warming and global resource abusing. With brain storming for solution to carbon reduction, we planed to join bicycle industry in 2008. Considering our leading electronic mini motor technologies, we started to develop a new, efficient and advanced dynamo for hub application. During the tough developing period, SP design team consistently persisted in its perfection commitment, and successfully created a brand new dynamo invention. This is called polar series alignment dynamo. And of course, we have awarded numerous dynamo patents. In Oct 2008, we cooperated with Formula engineering Inc and announced the first generation dynamo hub. Formula engineering Inc has great reputation and supply hubs to many well known brand customers.

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In January, switchable dynamo hub has approved by Germany StVZO. In March, SP has announced 8 series dynamo hub at 2011 Taipei bike show. PV–8 is incredibly only 390g with 72% efficiency at 15km/hr. In May, SP has cooperated with KT Taiwan. KT Taiwan is authorized distributor for SP dynamo system. In July, SP LS003 has approved by Germany StVZO and approval No is K833, SP 8 series dynamo hub has launched mass production. In September, SP 8 series has approved by Germany StVZO and approval No is K845.

2012

In January, SP has cooperated worldwide partners to set up retail chains to serve more consumers in many countries such as US, Germany, UK, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia and Taiwan. In September, SP PL–8 dynamo hub has launched mass production. In October, Successfully implementation of semi–automatic assembly equipment for dynamos in mass production.

2013

In April, the German KBA officially approves (K961) SV–8, SD–8, SV–8–FB, SD–8–BQR under German StVZO 6V3W for 20” wheel regulation. In August, Shimano officially licenses Centerlock disc brake patent to SP, announcement of the PD–8X, for QR15mm, 6 bolt disc brakes. PD–8X is the most efficient dynamo with 78% efficiency at 15km/h.

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In March, the first generation dynamo hub with avant–grade shape and light weight was awarded as annual innovative products in 2009 Taipei bike show. In July, we launched dynamo hub mass production. In December, we successfully developed a smart switch mechanism on dynamo hub. By switch function, SP switchable dynamo hub can be rotated as free as normal hub when switching to power off mode.

2014

In January, announcement of the PL–8X, for QR15mm, centerlock disc brakes. In April, SP moves to a new factory 10 minutes away from old factory. Also located in Taichung. Finally have our own factory. In August, announcement of SP 9 series which is the new lightest and smallest dynamo hub group on the current market. The SV–9–F, for example, weights only 299g and max hub diameter is only 50mm.

2010

In March, the world’s first switchable dynamo hub was awarded as annual innovative products in 2010 Taipei bike show. This invention has awarded numerous patents now. In June, SP announced the world’s first fish-eyes dynamo headlight by applying plastic aspheric optical lens, which can minimize lighting energy loss and enhance led lighting efficiency. In July, we joined Taiwan bicycle optical and electronic union as a member to support and cooperate with other partners in advanced product developments. In December, SP has successfully developed the first 8 series proto type sample. SP 8 series was the lightest, smallest and most efficient dynamo hub at market. SP has extended LS003/optical fish eye light to 7 different colors to be more personalized for riders.

2015

In Auguest, to improve the attractiveness of our hub dynamos to a broader audience, we have developed a centerlock version of our 9 series hub dynamo i.e. SL–9 (weight 323g). In Oct 1st, SP stopped the cooperation relationship (global distributor) with KT. And SP started to sell dynamo hubs to all global partners directly.

2016

In March, we announced QR12 thru-axle hub i.e. PD–8X–M (428g, for disc brake) and PL–8X–M (428g, for centerlock).

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8 Series Dynamo Hub

Attention to details creates perfection Original SP design DNA


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Break the constrain. Create the best. The SP 8-series hub dynamo incorporates the best technical advancements and seeks to attain perfection in field of hub dynamos. Painstaking innovation has made an optimal hub dynamo reality. The SP-8’s technological advances are well hidden under it durable shell. The intelligent light weight design was tempered throughout with painstaking attention to structural performance. The smooth oval shape of the hub was optimised for balance, while attaining an unprecedented weight only 350g.

SP 8 series – Small, but Powerful


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Powerful Dynamo Hub When powerful is not only powerful !!

The P-Series dynamo hubs not only provide powerful output, but are also the most efficient on the market, attaining 72% at 15km/hr. P-Series dynamo hubs are ideally suited to 26�/700c bikes at 6V3W output. They are very light weight, beginning from as low as 390g. This is a dream dynamo hub...

StVZO ~ K845

StVZO ~ K845

StVZO ~ K845

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PD-8

PL-8

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410g

400g Centerlock Brake

Axle Type Brake Type

V Brake

Disc Brake

Spoke P.C.D

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52mm&58mm

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Flange Diameter

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60mm&66mm

60mm

O.L.D

100mm

100mm

100mm

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Small Dynamo Hub

When small is not only small !!

The S-Series dynamo hubs are not only the smallest physically, but are the lightest weight on the market at 350g, competing with other brands at equivalent grade. This model is designed for 20� wheels at a 6V3W rating. It is also ready for use with 26�/700C wheels at 6V2.4W output. Enjoy small and light...

StVZO ~ K961

StVZO ~ K961

StVZO ~ K961

StVZO ~ K961

SV-8-F (8.8mm axle) SV-8-FB (7.9mm axle)

SV-8

SD-8

SD-8-BQR

350g

357g

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375g Disc Brake

QR V Brake

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52mm

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66mm

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100mm

100mm

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58mm 20H/24H/28H/32H/36H


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V Brake Dynamo Hub When simple is not only simple!!

Attention to minor details creates perfection. The exterior shape is minimalist, but the construction engineering behind it is not. The intelligent light weight design was tempered throughout with painstaking attention to structural performance. The smooth oval shape of the hub was optimised to for balance, while attaining an unprecedented weight only 350g. Beneath the understated experior is a robust and yet sophisticated dynamo core. Variety in colors, flexibility in spoke hole configurations and outstanding performance are its advantages for personal, stylish and purpose-built bikes. It is simple, but not yet not.

Castle in FrĂ­as, located in the north of Burgos. The bridge is built in 14th century and cross de Ebro river.

No wind. Only sunshine hits my face


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Medieval village. Antique style. Also cobbled street.

A small town in Garoña.

Castle is almost there

One of the few medieval villages that remain intact.

Way to go. Weather, road, bike are all in goood condition.

Say goodbye to the beautiful castle.

PeñaAngulo. A nice cut hillside

Clean water, beautiful lake, but too cold to swim

Carlos Mazon from Spain, a bike enthusiast, likes riding in different countries and records his trips on his blog. He joined 2015 Trans America Bike Race, 4233 miles Non–stop, and got the 2nd position. From 1st January to 28th May 2014, Carlos rode 10,480km in total. SP PV–8 has accompanied with Carlos more than half of his tour (5870km).

A small town in Garoña. Good views for a lunch break. It made my lunch delicious.

Photos are from Carlos’s riding route in March 2014: Bilbao – Lendoño – Orduña – Cobarón – Frías – Tobalina – Peña Angulo – Ro.

Carlos feels almost nothing when riding SP and enjoys the convenience of free power for lighting and mobile charging. He likes his PV–8 a lot and will continue his riding adventures in Europe. (Reference: Carlos’s blog)


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The Tour Divide mountain bike race route is one of the most difficult race in the world.

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Disc Brake Dynamo Hub From complexity to simplicity

Technology should make life simpler. This innovative hub was devised to render a clean and pure silhouette, attain a low weight and yet demanded a sturdy construction. The hub body was engineered based on two hub shells that rely on an intelligent joining construction. This meticulous design enables the hub to withstand the hefty stresses produced by disc brakes, while preserving a simple, clean and pure appearance. But it is also light. The lightest model we have weights in at a mere 375g. It also has an extraordinary dynamo core built inside. Variety in colors, flexibility in spoke hole configurations and outstanding performance are its advantages for personal, stylish and purpose-built bikes.

The Great Basin is a tough section of desert in Wyoming

Completed, finally.


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Rob Davidson From Australia, cycling enthusiast, 48 years on the planet - quite a few of those spent on various bikes. Lately I've been racing long in 12 and 24 hour mountain bike races and in Bike–Packing events in NZ and further afield.. Last year I completed the Tour Divide and this year I will race it again. I have come to rely on my SP dynamo setup. It provides the light I see by, the GPS that keeps me on track both day and night. The music I listen to through my headphones and it helps me stay in touch with my family by powering my phone. If I pedal it works. Simple – Effective – Reliable – Get one. Rob on Fri, Apr 24, 2015

The weather heats up as riders head south.

Aspen Alley

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8X Series Dynamo Hub

Perfect integration for cutting edge tech and prospective ideas Original SP evolution philosophy


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Hub o m a Dyn

8X Series Dynamo Hub. The acme of perfection !! The PD-8X is the union of a precision 6V3W dynamo with the modern 15mm thru-axle(6 bolt or centerlock) disc specification …and the new acme of dynamo technology for “Xtreme” use. It is perfected integration of “bleeding edge” technology and muscular aesthetics. Yet the ultimate attainment of 8X remains its superior mechanical performance. Not only the most efficient in its class, the 8X is also the lightest in weight. With premium surface treatment and design, the 8X is gorgeous in motion and striking at standstill. The 8X did not take industry standards at the basis for design. It sought to surpass them to the extent possible in every respect. Not stopping at slipping a 15mm thru-axle into a tested hub dynamo design, the 8X incorporates inter alia increased bearing diameters for added mechanical strength and expanded flange distances for more resilient wheel builds. It is our pleasure to present the 8X to you.


power input (StVZO TEST)

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PV-8 PD-8X StVZO

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The mission is always to make the impossible reality, reliable and accessible. SP’s team of engineers set out two years ago on what was then an arguably impossible mission.

PD-8X

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Every minor detail is as perfect as technically possible. Yes, it is 8X. We are honored to present you with an excellent hub dynamo…

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Enough is of course never enough!!

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P -8X

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Flange Diameter

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O.L.D

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Max Hub Diameter Spoke Holes Color

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Shiny & matt combination anodizing 6 bolt disc brake (PD-8X) Option : centerlock (PL-8X)

Color : silver Option : black

Connector terminal : 2 pins AC output Efficiency 78%

The DNA of the PD-8X is SP’s deep philosophical commitment to unrelenting technological evolution in every aspect of hub dynamo conceptualization, design and production. Its expression can be found in a hub shell created via painstaking CAD simulations to optimize structural rigidity while minimizing material input. Attention to good design is on display in surface treatments at once technical and yet elegant. At the core of the PD-8X is SP intelligent dynamo engineering, which has resulted in a dynamo mechanism with watch like precision. It is simply the most technically advanced hub dynamo power management solution available anywhere today. A sophisticated precision instrument matched to a comely visage, the PD-8X is hub dynamo updated, redefined and refined.

QR15 thru-axle

Spoke hole : 32H Option : 36H

Special surface treatment Light weight


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PD-8X

6 Bolt Disc Brake From promise to perfect accomplishment

Technology should make life simpler. This innovative hub was devised to render a clean and pure silhouette, attain a low weight and yet demanded a sturdy construction. The hub body was engineered based on two hub shells that rely on an intelligent joining construction. This meticulous design enables the hub to withstand the hefty stresses produced by disc brakes, while preserving a simple, clean and pure appearance. The combination with special shiny and matt appearance treatments creates the gorgeous and fine texture on 8X. This is for personal, stylish and purpose–built bikes.

photo by Elizabeth Ellis


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PL-8X

Centerlock Disc Brake Far more than just another great dynamo hub

To improve the attractiveness of our hub dynamos to a broader audience, we have developed a centerlock version of our 8X series hub dynamo. The PL–8X is ideal for users of centerlock disc brakes and is produced under official license from Shimano. The heart of the PL–8X is the unique dynamo rated 78% efficiency at 15km/h. Not only powerful … the PL–8X is also parsimonious with your physical exertions. Consonant with our design philosophy, its form is pure, simple and aerodynamic. At 410 grams, it is also the lightest QR15 centerlock dynamo hub available anywhere.

photo by Elizabeth Ellis


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Bearing technics The 8X Series dynamo hubs are suitable for cross country mountain biking, but SP cautions that severe riding conditions be avoided with the 8X series hub dynamos. The 8X series hub dynamos cautions against their use for extreme downhill or severe conditions applications. The QR15 thru axle specification for suspension forks imposes a design constraint requiring compatible hubs to employ thinner bearings than standard hubs. This is due to the fact that the 15mm inner diameter of its hollow axle together with the 6 bolt disc brake specification simultaneously constrain both the inner and outer diameters of bearings that can be used in 8X hubs. This thickness is necessarily smaller than that for standard 9mm hub axles. The resulting thinner bearing races as well as smaller individual ball bearings together that the 8X is, by design, incapable of matching the durability of our 8 Series dynamo hubs.

Additionally, unlike standard QR15 hubs, QR15 hub dynamos require electrical output to be transmitted via wires from the internal dynamo to an external connector. Though physically small, this design requirement nevertheless enlarges the inner bearing diameter and thus requiring bearing thicknesses narrower than standard QR15 hubs. Consequently, bearing thickness for QR15 dynamo hub is smaller than standard QR15 hubs. In theory, 15mm suspensions forks together with the QR15 thru axle should be stronger than standard. However, the mechanical design limitations outlined above mean that the 8X Series dynamo hub will be less durable in practice than the 8 Series hubs. In short, where durability is more important than performance, we recommend 8 Series dynamo hubs.


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9 Series Dynamo Hub

Innovation is all about making self–breakthrough Original SP golf size dynamo design concept

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Ultraslim Dynamo Hub Innovation is all about making self-breakthrough. Undoubtedly, the previous SP 8 series had established many new records in the field of dynamos, in terms of its size, weight, and efficiency. However, further advancement has always been the goal. As a result, SP 9 series has now successfully challenged the 8 series by achieving unprecedented dynamo characteristics. The SP 9 series, the ULTRASLIM dynamos, presents future technology and is able to provide cyclists with the best dynamo performance. The 9 series has demonstrated an enormous improvement from the preceding series. It is innovative in the sense that it is extremely light with an outstanding performance that will certainly surprise you.

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A new dimension of riding comfort Every detail has been meticulously considered to accomplish such an enhancement. The premium dynamo construction offers not only a new dimension of riding comfort, but also a dynamic force inside the hub. In addition to its low resistance and ultraslim size, this new series is unbelievably light in weight and incredible efficient. The unique aerodynamic shape of the hub has been optimized to a golf size, while attaining an unprecedented weight only 299g. All models included in the 9 series are related to the number of 9, especially in regard to weight. For example, SV-9-F is for OLD74mm with a weight of only 299g, and SV-9 is for OLD100mm with a weight only 309g.

A miracle or a mystery?

StVZO ~ K1163

StVZO ~ K1163

StVZO ~ K1163

Model

SV-9

SV-9-F (8.8mm axle) SV-9-FB (7.9mm axle)

SL-9

Weight

309g

Axle Type Brake Type

V Brake

Flange Diameter Max Hub Diameter Spoke Holes Color

323g Centerlock Brake

45mm

Spoke P.C.D O.L.D

299g QR

53mm 100mm

74mm 50mm 20H/24H/28H/32H/36H

100mm

Size is for sure an issue to consider. Take dynamos for example, the smaller, the better. To create a small dynamo, advanced technique is always the key element that can help manufacture lighter dynamos with better performance. SP has been devoted in the dynamo evolution - from a baseball size to an egg size and from an egg size to a golf size. As promised, it has always been one of SP’s main goals to challenge itself by making continuous breakthroughs in SP dynamo constructions. SP 9 series presents the perfect integration of cutting-edge technology and prospective ideas, making this series ideal and elegant in equal measure. It is not a miracle or a mystery. It is all about SP commitments. The SP 9 series is a slim and light design, which redefines the dynamo characteristics and makes cycling more comfortable and easier than ever before.


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StVZO voltage output test

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SP DYNAMO HUB ~K1163

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Suitable for all different sized wheels SP 9 Series got the approval from new German StVZO 6V1.5W LED regulation from wheel size 20” to 28“. However, its real output is much higher than 1.5W. From wheel size 400mm(16”) to 535mm(20“): The 9 series output perfectly matches German StVZO 6V3W/20” regulation. As can be seen from the table, from wheel size 400mm(16”) to 535mm(20”), the 9 series output is designed to meet StVZO 6V3W regulation. From wheel size 646mm(26”) to 716mm(28”): According to German StVZO 6V3W regulation, it requires 3V output at a low speed of 5km/h. If the 9 series is set on wheel sizes of 646mm(26”) and 716mm(28”), it offers 3V output speed at 5.8km/h and 6.4km/h respectively. To have 3V output, it only needs to slightly increase speed up to 1.4km/h. Furthermore, according to German StVZO 6V3W regulation, it requires 5.7V output at 15km/h. If we set the 9 series on wheel sizes of 646mm(26”) and 716mm(28”), this 9 series offers 5.7V output when speed at 15.7km/h and 17.7 km/h respectively. To have 5.7V output, it only needs to increase speed up to 2.7km/h. As for 6V3W, the German StVZO approved hubs in the current market normally offer 6V3W output when speed around 17km/h. The SP 9 series offers 6V3W output for 646mm(26”) and 716mm(28”) wheels when speed at 16.7km/h and 18.6km/h respectively. Only needs to increase speed up to 1.6km/h. Summary: To sum up, the 9 series with unprecedented dynamo characteristics is the perfect devise for 16” to 20” wheels. The extra values provided by the 9 series, such as its light weight and low drag, are definitely the great advantages for enjoying comfort. The ULTRASLIM dynamo can also work greatly for 26” to 28” wheel. To match 6V3W output, does increasing speed only 1 or 2 km/h matter ? Only piece of cake. SP 9 series offers sufficient output and is definitely the best setup for going fast.


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SP Dynamo SV–9 with Carlos in Spain.

Carlos Mazon –The 2nd position of 2015 Trans Am Bike Race.

SP 9 Series ULTRASLIM DYNAMO HUB SP not only seeks to become No. 1 in specifications, but also intends to closely monitor the quality of every single dynamo so as to ensure every dynamo is durable and reliable. Riding is simple. Technology makes riding simpler. SP hubs dynamos bring safety, convenience, comfort and the highest performance for riders. SP hub dynamos represent the best combination of technical achievements to meet the fundamental demands of a hub dynamo i.e. light weight, small size and high efficiency. The 9 series has demonstrated an enormous improvement from the preceding series. Innovation is all about self-breakthrough.


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SP 9 series dynamo hub

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Ultra–Endurance Race

Ultra–Endurance Race Solo, self supported race Lots of endurance bike races in the world. They are always in a solo, non stop, self supported races in summer. There is no finish time cut-off. Trans Am bike race is one of the famous endurance races at road bike category. Tour Divide mountain bike race is one of the famous endurance races at mountain bike category. It is always solely under your own wheeled human power with no outside support. Racers must carry everything they need to survive, e.g. warm clothes, wet weather gear, sleeping equipment, food, water and more. As is the case for most bikepacking events, riders are allowed to make use of commercial services along the but support crews or team cars are definitely not allowed. Riders alone have to find their own food and water, sort out bike issues out in the wilderness with frozen hands, carry all the equipment and spares they need to be safe, and find safe places to catch a few hours of sleep along the way…. Good luck to all brave racers.


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Tour Divide Mountain Bike Race A non stop, self supported mountain bike race Is a solo, self-supported ultra-cycling challenge to race all 2,745 miles of Adventure Cycling Association’s epic Great Divide Mountain Bike Route. There are no compulsory rest periods or specified distances racers must travel daily. The race clock runs non-stop. He or she who can ride the fastest while making fewer, shorter stops usually wins. With an average time-to-completion of three weeks in the saddle, this grand tour is the longest, most challenging mountain bike race on the planet. It’s a contest for the ultra-fit but only if ultra-prepared for myriad contingencies of backcountry biking. The Great Divide Route is geographically divided into five regions. The diverse nature of the regions makes for an incredible visual, sometimes spiritual experience. The route offers something different every day — whether it be riding conditions, scenery, points of interest, or folks along the way. It is a route to be enjoyed for its diversity. (source from Tour Divide Mountain Bike Race website)


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Rules As fast as possible in a solo, self-supported fashion 1. Who: Any determined cyclist may challenge the Great Divide Route at any time, in either direction, to qualify for the Tour Divide (TD) General Classification (GC). 2. When: All summer long...however, an informal common start date known as the 'grand depart' traditionally kicks off the season 2nd week of June from both termini.

2745 mi, 11683ft Starting in Canadian Rockies in Banff, and

3. Spirit: Above all, attempts are intended to be solo / self-supported, self-timed, and observed as one stage, i.e. the clock runs non-stop. The challenge is complete upon arrival to the opposite GDMBR terminus from start. There are no required checkpoints or designated rest periods on course. There is no finish time cut-off, however, current convention considers a competitive Divide Route finish time as approximately 1.5 times (x) course records. Currently this = 25days (~110 mi/day) for men, and 29.5 days (93 mi/day) for women.

finishing about 4500km later on the US/Mexico border in New Mexico

4. Modus operandi: To complete the Route, a rider may resupply food / equipment, rent a room, launder clothing, even service their bike at commercial shops along the way. The intent is to ride unsupported between towns, and function self-supported when in towns. Any services utilized must always be commercially available to all challengers and not pre-arranged. Rules from Tour Divide Mountain Bike Race website. For further information, please visit Tour Divide website‌‌‌


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Trans Am Bike Race A non stop, self supported road bike race Trans Am Bike Race, a great adventure endurance race, from Astoria, Oregon to Yorktown, Virgina, 4233+ miles, 10 states, 1 country. “No outside support. No drafting. No entry fee. No prize money.� What: A non stop, self supported road bike race along the 4,233 mile Trans America Trail. When: June 6th, 2015 05:00 PST Where: On the boardwalk by Columbia River Maritime Museum. Why: Because bikes. Who: Clearly those who would like to see a healthy dose of the continent, quickly. How: Solely under your own wheeled human power with no outside support. (source from Trans Am Bike Race website)


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Rules No complaining about the rules These rules are essentially a slightly modified version of the Tour Divide’s ruleset. They are not perfect but they are pretty close to what represents the bikepacking ultra-racing ethos. The Trans Am Bike Race is based on one guiding principle: Cycle the Trans America trail end-to-end, as fast as possible in a solo, self-supported fashion. 4233 mi, 10603 ft Starting from Astoria, Oregon and finishing about 6800km later on Yorktown, Virgina

Spirit: Above all, attempts are intended to be solo / self-supported, self-timed, and observed as one stage, i.e. the clock runs non-stop. The challenge is complete upon arrival to the opposite Trans Am terminus from start. There are no required checkpoints or designated rest periods on course. There is no finish time cut-off! Visitation: Family and friends may visit riders in route but can in no way provide material support or shelter. Rules are from Trans Am Bike Race website . For further information, please visit Trans Am website………


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Mike Hall

Origin: Harrogate, United Kingdom Mike Hall has won many endurance races and is always the record holder. He is the champion at 2013 Tour Divide Mountain bike race. He joined this race in 2016. A gain, he is the champion and made a new record – 13days, 22hours, 50minutes. The information is from Wikipedia. Mike Hall (born on 4 June 1981) is a British cyclist and race organizer who specializes in self–supported ultra-distance races. In 2012, he won the inaugural World Cycle Race. In 2013, he won the Tour Divide ultra-endurance mountain bike race across the Rocky Mountains in Canada and the USA. In 2014, he won the inaugural Trans Am Bike Race, a road-based event from the Pacific coast to the Atlantic coast in the USA. Since 2013, he has been the principal organizer of the Transcontinental Race, an event similar to the TransAm Bicycle Race, but that traverses Europe.


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Mike started racing mountain bikes as a teenager. His first ultra-distance self-supported race was the Tour Divide in 2011– while riding in the top 10, he acquired a knee injury but still finished the race. He then won a major ultra–distance event every year for the next three years.

Year 2011 2012 2013 2014 2016

Event Tour Divide World Cycle Race Tour Divide TransAm Bicycle Race Tour Divide

Position 11th 1st 1st 1st 1st

Time 19 days 8 hours 47 mins 91 days 18 hours 14 days 11 hours 55 mins 17 days 16 hours 17 mins 13 days 22 hours 50 mins

The 91 days and 18 hours for the 2012 World Cycle Race does not include transfer and flight times, and this was faster than the current around the world cycling record. In 2013, Mike founded the Transcontinental Race (TCR) and has been the main organizer ever since. The TCR is an annual, self-supported, ultra-distance bicycle race across Europe from the UK or Belgium to Turkey.


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Sarah Hammond

Origin: Melbourne, Australia

Below is the information written by Jesse Carlsson. She was the first woman to "everest" a mountain by bike. She did it by riding up Mount Buffalo eight times in 18 hours, notching up 9,031 metres of climbing along the way. Since then she's completed a few more everesting missions, both on and off roads. In late 2015 she rode non-stop 800 km from Melbourne to Adelaide in thirty-something hours. Sarah is new to ultra-endurance racing and this will be her first ultra-endurance race. Sure she doesn't have the experience of her competitors but that could work in her favour. She'll do things in her way, learning as she goes. She's proven plenty of times that she's tough enough to deal with the suffering that she'll face along the way.


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Sarah Hammond’s Trans Am 2016 pack list Frame: Curve Beigie Disc Ti Road Disc Frame Fork: CC700c Classic Road Disc QR Fork Front Hub: SP dynamo PD–8 Rear Hub: DT Swiss 240s Wheel Rim: Curve 38mm x 23mm Full Carbon Disc adopted Wheel Spokes: Sapim CX Ray Light: Exposure Electronics : iPhone 5 (photos, videos, alarm clock, music and back-up navigation / route notes / elevation profiles), headphones, various wall chargers, spare USB charge packs / batteries, various charging cables, spare batteries (AAA for SPOT) Sarah won the 2nd position at female group at 2016 Trans Am. Also she is the 6th position at 2016 Trans Am bike race. She spent 21 days 7 hours and 34 minutes to complete Trans Am, starting from Astoria, Oregon and finishing about 6800km later on Yorktown, Virgina.


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Racing with SP dynamos Not only for enthusiasts, professional racers rely on dynamos when training and when racing. Dynamo hubs offer advantages for endurance racing and randonneuring: *Dynamo output offers power for lighting and USB charging for GPS as well as smart phones. *Weight saving: Dynamo hubs are lighter batteries *Time saving: No concerns about changing batteries. *Convenience & safety: Power is constant. No worries about power shortages. Weight and efficiency are key for racers considering dynamos. With unprecedented weight and efficiency, SP is the leading brand in dynamos. There are many endurance races and randonneuring events throughout the world each year. More and more racers trust SP and use SP dynamos for races. All racers are brilliant. SP appreciates cyclists that choose SP.


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Worldwide Endurance Cycling Race Result 2013 Tour Divide mountain bike race (2745 miles), 1st position: Mike Hall 2013 Tour Divide mountain bike race (2745 miles), 2nd position: Jesse Carlsson 2013 England-Wales-England (1259 miles), 1st position: Aidan Harding 2013 Highland Trail 430 (430 miles), 1st position: Aidan Harding 2014 Tour Divide mountain bike race (2745 miles), 1st position: Jefe Branham 2014 Highland Trail 550 (560 miles), 1st position: Phil Simcock 2015 Trans Am bike race (4233 miles), 1st position: Jesse Carlsson 2015 Trans Am bike race (4233 miles), 2nd position: Carlos Mazon 2015 Tour Divide mountain bike race (2745 miles), 2nd position: Jay Petervary 2015 Tour Divide mountain bike race (2745 miles), 3rd position: Neil Beltchenko 2015 Tour Divide mountain bike race (2745 miles), female group, 1st position: Lael Wilcox 2015 Tour Divide mountain bike race (2745 miles), female group, 2nd position: Bethany Dunne 2015 Highland Trail 550 (560 miles), 1st position: Tom Rowntree 2016 Tour Divide mountain bike race (2745 miles), 1st position: Mike Hall 2016 Trans Am bike race (4233 miles), 1st position: Lael Wilcox 2016 Trans Am bike race (4233 miles), female group, 2nd position: Sarah Hammond Thanks for all legends riding SP dynamos during the race!

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Warranty

WARRANTY Warranty period: 2-year warranty: SP products are covered under a 2-year warranty period beginning from the original date of purchase. Poof of the original purchase date is required for warranty service. If you have any inquiries or you need service, please contact to the place you ordered. Or you can contact to SP directly. We are all friendly and happy to offer the best service to you. Warranty limitations: During the warranty period, SP will provide warranty service for SP products that fail under proper use in normal environments, pursuant to the following terms and conditions: The warranty does not apply to any SP product failure caused by any accident, abuse, mishandling, improper usage (including use contrary to the product description or instructions, beyond the extent of the product’s intended use, or for tooling or testing purpose), alteration, abnormal mechanical or environmental condition, acts of nature or improper installation. Unauthorized repair or modification will void this warranty. This includes any form of disassembly of the hub or its parts. This warranty shall not apply to the transferees of SP products and/or anyone who may profit from this warranty.


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Repair and replacement guidelines: For products purchased from an authorized SP distributor or reseller, customers must contact the original seller if SP products cease to function or an abnormal condition occurs. Describe the condition to seller so the seller is able to assess whether the problem is covered under warranty. If the claim meets warranty conditions, please arrange to send it back to seller. SP retains sole discretion on whether to repair or replace warrantee items with a refurbished product or functional equivalent. The decision made by SP shall be final. For products purchased from SP directly, please contact SP directly. If a defective product is out of the warranty period or does not meet warranty conditions, please contact SP directly for out-of-warranty service solutions. During warranty period, SP offers to service bearings that are not defective but have simply worn out due to prolonged use. SP will charge only shipping cost for this service. Please contact SP directly. SP premium dynamo technology is only built inside of SP brand dynamo hub. We do not authorize the technic to outside parties. Please check SP logo and get the best hubs when you order. We do only offer service to SP brand dynamo hubs.


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Cycle Monkey 855 Marina Bay Parkway, Ste 30 Richmond, CA94804, USA phone: +1-510-868-1777 email: info@cyclemonkey.com http://www.cyclemonkey.com

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Shutter Precision Co., Ltd No. 66, Ln. 85, Side N. Rd., Wufeng Dist., Taichung City 413, Taiwan phone : +886–4–23328566 email : shutter.company@msa.hinet.net http://www.sp–dynamo.com

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