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    Spanninga Wave Dynamo

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    Generally I'd shy away from this, but I have a Spanninga tail light I got from VO and I'm so pleased with it. Spanninga seems to have some pretty basic, but functional lighting.

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    I have one a family member's bike. It's a nice unit. Not a premium one like the uber expensive B&M, but noticeably more efficient than the $10-15 bottle generators one sometimes sees. Drag isn't terrible either.

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    Thanks for the review. I notice Velo Orange has some of the Spanninga lights and this bottle generator on special. These are great things to have in case you need a spare some evening.

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    I've got one on my mtb commuter rig. Like any bottle dynamo, setup is critical to reduce drag and extend the life of the dynamo. Over a 4 year period, mine has developed some slop in the bearings, and the ridged wheel has popped off once, but I'd chalk that up more to it slipping out of adjustment and my not correcting it in time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerv View Post
    Thanks for the review. I notice Velo Orange has some of the Spanninga lights and this bottle generator on special. These are great things to have in case you need a spare some evening.
    I would call the Spanniga light just passable. It's not really bright enough to see the road with no street lights- at least if your running a dynamo tail light in parallel as I was.

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    I have the Spanninga tail light. It's about 1/2 watt, a steady light, and seemed much brighter than a PB Superflash. If I need extra light I run both of them together. My evening commute is on a bike trail and the Spanninga taillight with a PB dynamo headlight seem bright enough.

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