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Old 10-03-10, 03:58 PM   #1
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SON20R / SONdelux for narrow forks?

I'm looking into getting a SON-hub-based lighting system for my Brompton. While I know the SONXS is available in a narrow-axle version, I'm wondering if the SONdelux can also be had with a 74mm axle. I've been looking around online, but haven't found anything definitive yet.

Does anybody have any first-hand experience one way or another with "narrow" SONdelux wheels?

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first you have to find out of the deluxe is available for 20 inch wheels ....
than thed second choice is the 74 mm width

whats a deluxe compared to the XS ?

http://www.thorusa.com/dahon/accessories/wheels.htm here is a complete wheel

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first you have to find out of the deluxe is available for 20 inch wheels ....
than thed second choice is the 74 mm width

whats a deluxe compared to the XS ?

http://www.thorusa.com/dahon/accessories/wheels.htm here is a complete wheel

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Thanks for the link. What the pic shows is actually a SON XS, not the SON 20R (a.k.a. SONdelux). The SONdelux has a hub body that "wraps around" the internal dynamo widgetry, in order to save weight.


According to Peter White (who I am not affiliated with, BTW), the SONdelux has a weight of 390 g, versus 570 g for the regular SON20, and is suitable for both 16" and 20" wheels. No word on axle lengths, though.


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Looking at Son's website, it appears that only the SONXS is built with the narrow 74mm axle. http://www.nabendynamo.de/produkte/dynamos.html
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