Call us on 01278 441500

Sturmey Archer XL-FDD Aluminium Front Hub with 90mm Drum Brake & Dynamo 6V / 3.0W - 36 Hole

Customer Reviews (3)
4.7 / 5| Write your review
Product Reviews (3)
Questions & Answers (2) Q & A
- Front dynamo hub with 90 mm drum brake
- Totally sealed against any weather condition

- Voltage: 6.0V
- Output: 3.0W
- Hub Shell Material: A356 Aluminium
- Bearing Type: Sealed Cartridge
- Axle Diameter: 9 mm
- Axle Length: 140.0 mm
- Over Locknut Dimension: 100.0 mm
- Spoke Holes: 36
- Pitch Circle Diameter: 109 mm
- Flange Width: 55 mm
- Offset: 1.7 mm
- Spoke Compatibility: 13g or 14g
- Weight: 1350g
Download File  
Product Reviews (3)
Overall Product Rating 4.7 / 5
Good Braking, In All Weathers
21 Nov 2014
4 / 5
I recommend this product
ConsA bit heavy
ProsStops in the wet, smooth, powerful & progressive
I've been looking for a non disk brake solution for the bike for ages (no disk attachments on my lovely Raven carbon forks). Eventually I discovered this drum. I haven't attached the dynamo light yet and have only ridden it for 3 weeks (daily commute 16 miles, London, all weathers) but I'm pretty impressed. Once SJS had done the tricky bit of building it in to a new front wheel it's easy to install on the bike (bought the Sturmey brake level & cable too) I just had to do a home (jubilee clip) fix of the reaction arm on to the fork as the Sturmey clip supplied is too small for my fork diameter.
Braking performance is very smooth and pretty powerful (compared with my previous high end Shimano parallel push rim brakes) and rain makes (obviously) no difference at all. It is noticeably smoother too I wish I'd thought of a front drum years ago, I feel so much safer being able to stop under full control in all conditions. (I'm 11stone, riding a Raven Rohloff , I'd think there's plenty of stopping power to spare for someone bigger). It's a bit heavy but at 80 quid for brake, hub & dynamo it's got to be a bargain.
Great Hub
18 Feb 2013
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ConsA little on the heavy side
ProsStrong brake, good dynamo, maintenance free?
I've built this into a 26" wheel with Rigida Grizzly rim. Only covered about 50 miles so far, half of that mileage in the dark, the dynamo powering a Schmidt Edelux lamp. I was very curious to see how strong the brake was if it was a bit weak I would have been disappointed. I needn't have worried, there is plently of stopping power there, it really is a very strong brake. The dynamo does a great job of powering the Edelux, I can discern no difference to my previous Shimano DH3N71 dynamo. It's a bit heavy, but I've been gradually constructing my dream commuting bike (with Nuvinci N360 transmission) and Thorn Raven frame, and minimising weight is not really a priority, I'm more interested in reliability and durability. This is a welcome addition to the bike, I'm sure we'll be very happy together.
Excellent Product, And Great Value.
25 May 2012
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ConsHeavier than a Bottle dynamo.
ProsWeather Sealed and beautifully engineered.
These taiwanese made Sturmey Archer hubs are far better than the later British made ones were, beautiful engineering, easily as good as the German hub dynamos.
It's got minimal rolling resistance, frankly once on the bike you don't even notice it.
The 90mm drum brake is massive and you could easily chuck yourself over the handlebars once it's bedded in.
Great for Cargo bikes.
Questions & Answers (2)
Cable Brake
13 Feb 2016
Cable brake and other accessories are not in the photos, like in other front hubs. Are they included?
SJS Customer Service:

All of the fittings and cabling is supplied, there is no brake lever supplied though so you'll need to supply that yourself.

Can These Drum Brakes Be Used With Sti Drop Bar Levers?
30 Oct 2015
I have shimano 8 speed STI levers and would like to run a front hub brake/Dynamo.
SJS Customer Service:

Drum brakes use the same cable pull as calliper brakes so will work absolutely fine with your STI levers.