After the OEM rear wheel on my pitch siezed up
And my spare Hope XC/EN321 which has been on it's last legs for over a year shed another 3 spokes and did a pringle impression last night in a very small jump/corner.
I need a new rear wheel. And I seem to break them aproximately every 2 years. Even having multiple bikes/wheelsets doesn't seem to solve this!
Which options going to be best?
Hope hoops with Stans Flow - lightest option, but fragile by a lot of accounts. Looks good though, and the lightness would mean it could go on the SS over the winter.
Hope Hoops with EN521 rims - slightly heavier, but a known quantity, no cheeper than the more 'pimp' stans wheels though. But I'd get 2 years use form them easily.
Rebuild at the LBS with a EN521 rim - cheepest option, but by far the least retail therapy
On-One MAX wheelset - an unknown quantity, reading between the lines it seems to be a wheels on the ground type wheelset. But does combine retail therapy, a mantching pair of wheels and a low-ish cost.
Have the Pitch Rim built onto the Hope Hub, matching wheelset, cheepest option, etc etc etc.