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Dynamo - AXA HR Traction 2 66.67%
Dynamo - AXA Quattro 0 0%
Dynamo - B&M Dymotec 6 1 33.33%
Front Light - B&M Lyt/Lyt B 0 0%
Front Light - AXA Pico30 0 0%
Front Light - SportDirect(TM) Secu Sport/Secu Evo * 0 0%
Front Light - Raleigh RSP 1 33.33%
Rear Light - B&M Toplight Flat/Toplight Line/Toplight Mini * 2 66.67%
Rear Light - AXA Riff Steady/Zoom Steady * 0 0%
Rear Light - SportDrirect(TM) Avenue/Champs-Elysees * 0 0%
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Old 09-01-13, 05:44 PM   #1
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Budget Bottle Dynamo Setup

OK - I am sorting out a dynamo setup for my wife. She will not be doing much in the way of bad weather/night time/long bike rides so going down the hub dynamo route is a non-starter.

I am planning to avoid the non-branded bottles, and so far have narrowed my choices down to
  • AXA HR Traction - This is my preferred option at the moment.
  • AXA Quattro - Apart from the roller, I am trying to work out the difference between this and the HR, and which is better (the anthracite colour of the Quattro will look nicer on her bike though).
  • Busch & Muller Dymotec 6 - Is the extra cost worth it over the AXA's?

I avoided the Nordlicht as I have read too many posts complaining of slippage.

On to the lights. I want a reasonable output from the, but nothing that will break the bank. Ideally they will be front fork crown and rear rack mounted.

Here are some that I am considering - obviously the higher the lux the better provided that the lux figure has not been calculated included "wasted" light. - I do prefer beams with a defined, square cut-off, but will consider standard "torch" beams.

For the rear light I am considering

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Ran out of options, and forgot to include Trelock in the polls.

Please indicate support of Trelock in your replies. Many thanks
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For a cheap set I used Trelock 695, requiring standlight within a reasonable quality lamp. It works nicely.
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