NAHBS 2014

We were in Charlotte, NC this past weekend at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show.  We had a great time showing off the Revolution and announcing our new charger, the Reactor, which is now open for pre-orders.

Check out this article written by Gizmag!

Sinewave Reactor takes a sleeker approach to pedal-powered charging

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March 17, 2014

The Sinewave Reactor's USB port replaces the bike's stem cap

The Sinewave Reactor's USB port replaces the bike's stem cap

While companies such as Dahon and Nokia already offer products that let you charge your phone with power generated while cycling, both systems do somewhat clutter up the handlebars and stem. Sinewave Cycles' new Reactor, however, is mostly integrated into the bike's existing steerer tube, keeping external hardware to a minimum.

The Reactor's electronics are contained within its cylindrical body, which sits down inside the tube. A single power cable runs from the bottom of the unit, and out through the open bottom of the tube. It then follows one of the fork legs down to a third-party wheel hub generator, which supplies the power. A bottle generator (the kind that leans in and rubs against the side of the tire) can also be used.

The Sinewave Reactor's electronics are contained within its cylindrical body, which sits d...

 

At the top of the Reactor's body, a metal USB port protrudes out the top of the handlebar stem, taking the place of the stem cap. A short USB cable can be run from it to the user's smartphone, which is affixed to the bars via a user-supplied mount.




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