Glenn Charles

AERIAL | TRAVEL | LIFE-STYLE

Photographer/Videographer specializing in Life Style, Travel, and Aerial Imagery.  FAA 107 Certified for sUAS flight operations throughout the US.  Fully insured.  Videography work is limited to Aerial productions.

Based in Maine (May-December) and SWFL (Jan - April). Available for travel year round.

Fatbike Generator Hub

The 135mm spacing world of Fatbikes has felt overly neglected by the lack of a front generator hub.  Having a generator hub has been immensely popular over the years to touring cyclists all over the world.  The ability to generate power for a light and for your electronics, makes travel so much easier.

In the world of Fatbikes, especially in winter, this has been a key missing component to those that venture out into the extremes.  Cyclists have been creating home-brew solutions to keep batteries warm and functioning in the battery life sucking cold temperatures.  Well, yesterday, I got to hold one of the first Schmidt Son 135mm spaced hubs in production. 

The unit was a work of art, highly polished, and ready for testing.  I don't have the details on a release date, but I was told this was a near production ready unit, so I am making the assumption that mass production will be here by the fall.  I am working to get more details, so stay tuned.  I know for me, this will be part of a wheel build for my next Fatbike expedition.