I've gradually been getting rid of all our Hope stuff as it needs replacing and here's the latest casualty. I've had nothing but problems with every single Pro 2 hub we've had (that's 5 hubs, 2 pairs and a front) with Mrs PPs being the worst. These were Hope Hoops bought brand new for her Kona which I gave to her Christmas 2008. It's never had much use, maybe one ride a month on average, tops, and she's a steady rider. I once remarked that this bike used more wheel bearings than brake pads (true at the time) and I had to return the front wheel to Hope when the hub flange cracked off. On our last ride, she lost all drive. So I wasn't surprised to open the hub and find this:
All 4 freehub pawl springs broken. I serviced this bike, including the freehub, last Jan/Feb time and it's probably done the one ride a month since then......
Her last bike had Deore hubs. They were treated exactly the same. I serviced them about 3 times in the 4 years she had them including an XT freehub body when the OE one got noisy (it didn't fail and leave her walking like this did). When we sold the bike I serviced the hubs for the new owner and the cups and cones were literally perfect. Glassy smooth.
I'll get some new springs and flog these bloody awful things on. I'll probably get her XT.