Crossmax SX Wheels vs Hope Pro II with 819s

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  • Premier Icon Mad Pierre
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    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?

    heihei
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    Have run 2011 SX with no problems. Wider rim vs 819 gives better profile to tyres and better stability at low pressures, plus lighter.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    What hei hei said – plus they are nicely stiffer.

    Very pleased with mine (2011 model also).

    Delighted with my SXs.

    ScottChegg
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    SX’s are stiffer; and lighter. Hubs are no better or worse than Hope.

    jedi
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    loving my crossmax. year on and still going strong

    b r
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    I went from Pro2 819’s to Pro2 evo Crest’s. Lighter, wider just as strong.

    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!!!

    Premier Icon Mad Pierre
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    All sounds good…. now anyone got 600 quid spare 😉

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    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.

    b r
    Member

    All sounds good…. now anyone got 600 quid spare

    You could get 2 sets of Hope Hoops for that.

    Yetiman
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    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.

    jedi
    Member

    i split a rim (pilot error) and it was sorted on their mp3 replacement scheme virtually overnight!

    traildog
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    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.

    Premier Icon Mad Pierre
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    You could get 2 sets of Hope Hoops for that.

    No you can’t – well not with a proper UST rim.

    Plus that’s effectively what I’m replacing!

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