3 friends started their adventure from a small rented tin-sheeted building surrounded by rice farm in the countryside in Taichung.
Mass production for digital camera shutter has been launched. We successfully developed a mini shutter for mobile phone applications. We also developed highly precise optical inspection equipment.
Considering our leading mini motor technologies, we started to develop an efficient and advanced dynamo for hub application. We successfully created a totally brand new dynamo invention, which is called “polar series alignment dynamo”. We built the 1st prototype dynamo.
1st generation – Rim brake version. HB001, the first generation dynamo hub with an intelligent dynamo core inside, was announced. It is for rim brakes.
1st generation – 6 bolt disc version. HB006 for 6 bolt disc brake version with smooth and stylish construction shape was announced. The same dynamo core as HB001 was applied.
Annual innovative award in Taipei Cycle 2009
HB001 was awarded as an annual innovative product in the 2009 Taipei bike show.
Aspheric free form optic tech. LS003, the world’s first fisheye dynamo headlight by applying aspheric free-form optics, was announced.
Invention to take off dynamo drag. Invention! By switch function, SP HB007 can be rotated as free as a regular hub when switching to power off mode.
Annual innovative award in Taipei Cycle 2010
HB007 was awarded as an annual innovative product in the 2010 Taipei bike show.
German StVZO approval
Both dynamo hub and light received German StVZO approvals. It was the first time to receive K mark for SP.
HB010 Mass production. Switchable dynamo hub with smart switchable mechanism, started mass production.
The world’s lightest dynamo. 6V3W for 26”/700C, for rim brake, weight 390g, was announced. The premium polar series alignment dynamo was upgraded to the next level.
Lightest dynamo – centerlock brake. 6V3W for 26”/700C, for centerlock disc brakes, weight 400g, was announced. SP has signed a centerlock license agreement with Shimano.
Lightest dynamo – 6 bolt disc. 6V3W for 26”/700C, for 6 bolt disc brakes, weight 410g, was announced. The premium polar series alignment dynamo is built inside as its core tech.
Extreme 15x100 hub – centerlock. For 15x100 thru-axle, centerlock disc brakes, weight 468g, was announced. It is the new acme of dynamo technology for “Extreme” use.
Extreme 15x100 hub – 6 bolt disc. For 15x100 thru-axle, 6 bolt disc brakes, weight 465g, was announced. It is perfect integration for cutting edge tech and prospective ideas.
2013 Tour Divide Mountain bike race, Champion
Mike Hall, 2745 miles, 14 days 11 hours 55 mins, from the UK.
2013 Tour Divide Mountain bike race, 2nd place
Jesse Carlsson, 2745 miles, 15 days 12 hours 8 mins, from the Australia.
Exclusive for Riese & Müller. SD-8-B was customized for Birdy. To match its unique folk, all hub dimensions are customized and carefully crafted with sublime weight only 375g.
Invention - Golf size dynamo tech. OLD74mm, weight 299g is the world’s 1st dynamo hub under 300g. Innovation is all about making self-breakthrough. The ultraslim hub is similar to a golf size and presents future technology.
2014 Tour Divide Mountain bike race, champion
Jefe Branham, 2475 miles, 16 days 2 hours 39 mins, from USA.
2014 Trans Am bike race, Champion
Mike Hall, 4233 miles, 17 days 16 hours 17 mins, from the UK.
Ultraslim dynamo – Rim brake. OLD100mm, for rim brakes, weight 309g was announced. It has demonstrated an enormous improvement from the preceding series.
Ultraslim dynamo – centerlock. OLD100mm, weight 323g is the lightest centerlock dynamo hub. It is extremely light with an outstanding performance.
We moved to Wufeng factory in Taichung and expanded capacity. This is the first our own factory.
2015 Tour Divide Mountain bike race, 2nd place
Jay Petervary, 2745 miles, 14 days 12 hours 3 mins, from USA.
2015 Tour Divide Mountain bike race, 3rd place
Neil Beltchenko, 2745 miles, 14 days 12 hours 23 mins, from USA.
2015 Tour Divide Mountain bike race female group, Champion
Lael Wilcox, 2745 miles, 17 days 1 hour 51 mins, from USA.
2015 Trans Am bike race, Champion
Jesse Carlsson, 4233 miles, 18 days 23 hour 8 mins, from Australia.
2015 Trans Am bike race, 2nd place
Carlos Mazon, 4233 miles, 21 days 10 hour 0 mins, from Spain.
Premium 12x100 – centerlock, For 12x100 thru-axle, OLD100, for centerlock brakes was announced. A sophisticated precision instrument matched to a comely visage, the 8X is hub dynamo updated, redefined and refined.
Premium 12x100 – 6 bolt disc. For 12x100 thru-axle, OLD100, for 6 bolt disc brakes was announced. It is a great combination from ideas to cutting-edge technology.
Sell directly to OEMs
We stopped global distributor relationship with Kun Teng industry Co., Ltd. SP sells our own brand SP hubs to all customers.
Hub shell production by SP
A Taiwanese hub shell supplier pirated SP product immorally and stopped offering hub shells to SP. SP invested advanced premium machines and started to make hub shells in house.
2016 Tour Divide Mountain bike race, Champion
Mike Hall, 2745 miles, 13 days 22 hour 51 mins, from UK.
2016 Trans Am bike race, Champion
Lael Wilcox 4233 miles, 18 days 0 hour 10 mins, from USA.
2016 Trans Am bike race, female group, 2nd position
Sarah Hammond, 4233 miles, 21 days 7 hour 34 mins, from Australia.
Hub for boost bike. 15x110, for 6 bolt disc brakes was announced. It is a brand new hub body with perfect symmetrical design. Ideal for boost 110 riding.
Hub for snow bike. 15x150, for 6 bolt disc brakes was announced. It offers unique riding experience and bike handling precision. Ideal for snow bike riding.
Sell directly to all riders
To serve more users, we set up web store at SP website and send by DHL. Hope more people can enjoy the convenience and comfort from SP.
Advanced 100x12 hub–centerlock. For 12x100 thru-axle, for centerlock disc brakes, weight 409g, was announced. The 7 series is pioneering industry-leading vision.
Industrial-leading 100x12 hub. for 12x100 thru-axle, for 6 bolt disc brakes, weight 419g was announced. It represents not only cutting edge dynamo tech, but also premium mechanical design. Its size and weight is similar to 8 series.
Direct after-sale service
To offer better service for SP users, we launched direct after-sale service. We work with DHL to collect and send back.
Aspheric optic + high beam tech. Light for E-bike with 12V was announced which offers daytime running lights, low beam, wide beam and high beam functions for riders. Super slim and bright. The brightness is up to 2230 lm.
Certified to ISO9001
We are very proud to announce that we are ISO9001 certified. As we seek for refinement, we bring the best craft with excellent quality for you.
Vehicle lighting technology. Headlight for power bank battery with 12V input was announced. It is a perfect achievement of premium aspheric free-form optic technology. SP brings vehicle technology to you.
New factory in PMIT park
We moved to the Precision Machinery Innovation Technology Park in Taichung, which is the newest industry area in Taichung. We expanded our facilities and capacities.
New generation dynamo light. DS-4 is an ideal dynamo light, which perfectly matches SP and all other brands’ dynamo hubs. With unique optics - free form tech, its performance is even more appreciated.
Member at TBA
As a member in bicycle industry, we joined Taiwan Bicycle Association. Work together and closely with bike friends in Taiwan.
Expanding capacity through automation
For stable quality and production efficiency, we’ve expanded more and more automation facilities in our production.
Premium slim-size light. Light for E-bike with 5~12V was announced, which is created by aspheric free form tech and offers gorgeous lighting texture.
8 series upgrade version. We are constantly making progress and gaining more experience. Therefore, we upgraded 8 series and present the best to you. With the same functional performance, the weight is reduced as 15g.
Carbon reduction process
To be more environmental friendly, we’ve launched carbon reduction project. Staring from our process, equipment and personal behavior. Be kind to the earth.
Pioneering 15x100 hub. New version of 15x100 thru-axle, for 6 bolt disc brakes, weighing 369g, was announced. It overthrows the bulky stereotype of 15x100 hubs.
Innovative 15x100 hub. New version of 15x100 thru-axle, for centerlock disc brakes, weighing 356g, was announced. Its size and weight is even lower than the SP 8 series.
SP not only seeks to become the best in specifications, but also intends to closely monitor the quality of every single device so as to ensure every SP device is durable and reliable.
From design to manufacture, we look everything in details and concern overall aspects to optimize the product performance. From aesthetics to construction, we seek to fulfill the perfect integration achievement. All SP are gorgeous in motion and striking at standstill. Yes, SP philosophy is all about technology, quality and performance. Technology makes riding simpler. SP design origin is always based on safety, convenience and comfort for riding. Yes, all our motivations are all related to rider needs and desires.
DYNAMO HUB DESIGN
SP is an innovative and creative team, enthusing in the bicycle world and devoting efforts to developing excellent devises for riders. Painstaking innovation has made an optimal hub dynamo reality. The hub intelligent light weight design was tempered throughout with thorough attention to structural performance. The smooth oval shape of the hub was optimized for balance.We look everything in details and concern overall aspects to optimize the product performance.
BICYCLE LIGHT DESIGN
We always focus on “Small, but Powerful”.
As a pioneering bicycle component producer, we bring the advanced vehicle technology – Free Form Optic Tech to SP lighting device to achieve “Small, but Powerful” concept in reality.
The intelligent optics makes the Illumination performance brilliant and gorgeous. The premium craft is fulfilled into the design elements with unique and smooth multi-angle shape. From constructure to aesthetics, we seek to fulfill the perfect integration achievement.
SP lighting devices realize a completely new concept of optical systems and achieve extremely slim in size and powerful in performance.