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Shimano DH-S501 Alfine Dynamo Disc Hub

by Shimano
3.8 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

Price: $86.25 - $275.99
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  • Alfine Dynamo front hub with an ultra-efficient and virtually drag-free 3.0 watt power supply for use with LP-R600 handlebar mounted light kit
  • Quick-release axle for standard 100mm-OL dropouts
  • CenterLock disc brake compatibility (can also be used with rim brakes)
  • Includes: DH-S501 dynamo hub with E2-type power connector and quick-release skewer (dynamo light/wiring kit and/or brake sold separately)
  • Shimano Reference Number: DH-S501

Product Description

Alfine Dynamo front hub with an ultra-efficient and virtually drag-free 3.0 watt power supply can be used to power front lights and comes with a center lock rotor option if this brakes are desired.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B007M817QE
  • Item model number: SGYT-P
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #297,035 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Size: 32H FrontColor: Black
I have the Shimano Alfine dynamo hub on my Civia Hyland bike. It works well and is capable of providing enough current to give plenty of light with the proper choice of headlight. I like the convenience of not having to worry about carrying fresh batteries or making sure a rechargeable battery has enough charge.

Performance is dependent on the headlight you choose. The brightest Dynamo headlights available include the following ones: All are LED dynamo headlights.

Supernova E3 Triple
Supernova E3 Pro
Schmidt Edelux
Busch & Muller IQ Cyo
Light On Dynamo Light

All of these have a "Standlight" function which keeps the light shining for some time after stopping, a safety feature. All of them also have a connector on the headlight to run a dynamo taillight too.
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Size: 32H FrontColor: Black
This hub works very well and is a bargain at the price. But it is NOT durable. I am on my second hub and it just failed. The first was replaced under warranty, each hub lasted about 2500 miles. The hub is still generating, but it becomes extremely rough and noisy. I can feel vibration in the handlebars!
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Size: 32H FrontColor: Black Verified Purchase
I bought this hub so I can charge my phone and camera while riding my bicycle. I got it installed at my local bike shop for $25 because they were able to re use my spokes. I think it's about $45 if they cant. I can't feel any change in resistance from my non dynamo hub. I love the benefit of being able to charge my electronics while I ride, I can run applications on my phone and the battery is still full after my ride to work. It can also be used for lighting, but I haven't got that set up yet. This hub is for 32 spoke disc brakes.
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Size: 32H FrontColor: Black Verified Purchase
Powerful enough to run both my front and rear (Basta) lights (I still take a back-up). You should know however is that the hub works well but robs power from your bike so you may not coast as long, as far, or as fast as you normally do. I guess you should expect a little drag but nothing you can't get use to.
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Size: 32H FrontColor: Silver Verified Purchase
This is my first Dynamo hub. It has performed flawlessly for the first 100 miles. I have a headlight and taillight running continuously off the hub. No problems detected. Looks great and I notice little drag from it compared to a regular front hub.
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