- Crossmax SX Wheels vs Hope Pro II with 819s
Currently running Hope Pro II evo with XM819 rims. Bombproof, easy to service etc but not the lightest….
Would the 2013 SX wheels make a noticable difference? What about the hubs – reliable? easy to service? I’ve read some bad things about older models but the more recent are supposed to be better?
The specific spokes a pain?
Anyone actually run any?Posted 5 years agoharibojanglesMember
I have a set of 2012 SX and they are brilliant. No issues with hubs or spokes. The spokes all seem solid so would be surprised if you snapped one to have an issue with replacing it. The wheels themselves are easy enough to get hold of so cant see spokes being any different. The hubs are still running smoothly and quietly even with the recent bad weather rides. Really easy to swap between different axle configurations. Plus they look PIMP in there shiny whiteness!!!Posted 5 years agoYetimanMember
It was a few years back but a friend of mine cracked a rotor mount on a mavic wheel. They told him two years was a reasonable life span for a mountain bike wheel. Since then, I’ve stuck with hope
3 months to sort out a warranty claim last year after a rear 2012 SX rim split on 2nd or 3rd outing, and the replacement rim had issues too. Not what I’d expect after spending £600 odd quid so I’m also out.Posted 5 years agotraildogMember
I went from Hope and 719s to Crossmax SX and while it’s maybe not worth the money, the crossmax is a much better wheelset. It feels faster accelerating, climbing and cornering.
Becareful with the MP3 insurance – you only get it if you purchase from some places. I got mine from a well known online retailer and after much emailing it turned out that I couldn’t get the insurance. I was a bit annoyed as it was too late for me to return them by the time I found this out.Posted 5 years ago
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