Audax Hercules from Rikulau, a flat bar road bike, is the most popular model in our fleet for multi-day cycling trips in Taiwan. I have been using one for more than a year now mainly to explore cycling routes in Taiwan, and also very intensively in Nov 2020 for a 360 km within 20 hour challenge that goes from from Taipei to Kaohsiung.
The bike dynamo with its Intelligent Power Management System (IPMS) can pump out a stable 1A current from its 5V USB port when the speed of the bike reaches 15-17km/hour. I have done some field tests to find out its charging performance with an iPhone 11 Pro in different scenarios, including when the phone is in Airplane mode with no Apps running, when the phone is in Non-Airplane mode with no Apps running, when the phone is in Non-Airplane mode and used for navigation and tracking, and when the route involves some climbing. I also did a test with a USB wall charger for comparison. At the end of this post, I will share some tips on how to get the most from the Dynamo for charging.
A step-by-step guide on how to install the Spin Up F12W-PRO Bicycle USB Charger Dynamo on your bike.
Klever Q Comfort E-Bike test ride on a 75km hilly route with cumulative climb of 1341m.
Velodash, the cycling app, comes with the feature of real time location sharing within a group. We love it and here is the step by step guide on how to use it.
We talked to the development team of SPIN UP F12W-PRO Bicycle USB Charger Dynamo to find out what made the product stand out from the crowd.
SPIN UP F12W-PRO, a new front-mount model added to SunUp Eco’s line of bike dynamos released to the market in late 2019, is a high-power low-drag 3-phase bicycle dynamo that promises to keep your smartphones and other electronic gadgets charged while you are pedaling along.
The Taiwan e-bike maker Klever loaned us an e-bike, B comfort, for a try. I tested it with a 77km hilly route, climbed 3 peaks, elevation gain 1,384m.
My 2nd test on this Klever E-Bike is a 118km route on the north coastal route from Keelung to Tamsui. Elevation gain was 1,232 metre.