There’s a darkness upon me that’s flooded in light
The Avett Brothers, Head Full of Doubt
- Hub: Shimano Alfine DH-S500 dynamo, 32h
- Rim: Sun Ringle Inferno 23, 700c
- Spokes: Wheelsmith DB14
- Rotor: Shimano SM-RT53, 160mm
- Weight: 1590g (including rotor, quick-release, and rim strip)
It’s definitely not a weight weenie build, but the goal was to build up a reliable dynohub-equipped wheel for under $200. Shimano’s dynamo hubs have proven to be extremely reliable, and the above build came in at $25 under budget.
I haven’t decided on a headlight, but I’ve narrowed the choices down to the B&M Lumotec IQ Cyo plus, and Philips’ SafeRide. Either light will be supplemented with a smaller, battery-powered lamp (that’s equipped with a flashing mode).