Shutter Precision is a Taiwanese company that specialises in high quality dynamo hubs. They got their start in 2009 and promptly won an award for their hub at the Tapei Bicycle Show. With this auspicious start began their entry into the world market for light weight dynamo hubs. Through the years SP has refined their hubs and expanded their colour options as well.
Their 8 Series Dynamo Hub offers numerous configurations. Spoke hole counts range from 20 up to standard 36 hole hubs. There are 3 versions depending on your braking choices. A hub for calliper brakes, and two different disc options, standard 6 bolt and centre lock.
The next model is the 8X Series Dynamo and this hub invites the thru axle crowd, with a 15 mm thru axle configuration. It also gives one the option of either a 6 bolt disc brake interface or centre lock if you choose. Some changes in design were realised with the new thru axle version. Increased bearing diameters and a wider spacing of the flanges for an increased wheel strength resulted.
Lastly in the Shutter Precision line is the 9 Series Dynamo hub. Its an Ultraslim version with the narrower 74 mm model weighing in at a mere 299 grams! Its available in spoke hole counts of 20 through 36 holes. Your colour choice are either black or polished silver alloy.
It appears that SP has left no stone unturned in their efforts to make a top end front dynamo hub in several models that should answer the call for everything from touring bikes to commuters bikes to the MTB world. All braking options have been considered and numerous spoke hole counts are on offer. Within the 8 Series there are 7 colour ways to choose from. Cognoscenti Cycles could build you a wonderful dynamo hub wheel for your next grand tour or for your trusty city machine. Call us.