Do 29er Crest Hope Hoops have a weight limit?
Or is this just s STW myth because I can’t find evidence that they do anywhere on Hope’s site, I’ve also looked on the Stans site and no mention of it there either.
I’ve spoken to quite a few people now who have no trouble with them and they are above the supposed 85kg weight limit.Posted 4 years agohonourablegeorgeMember
Stan’s give a weight limit for their Crest wheesets, but not for the rims. Might have more to do with the spokes they use on their Crest builds (2.0/1.7 Black Stainless) than the rim, I’ve searched everywhere and the wheelsets are the only place I saw a weight limit.
“Max recommended rider weight 190lbs”warns74Member
As already stated the weight limits recommended on the Stans site for 26/29 crest rims is 190 lbs.
Im right on the weight limit, probably a little over once fully kitted up. I found the front crest developed a wobble quite quickly and needed straightening, then when I had a decent “off” the front bent beyond repair. The rear however was faultless and remained totally true the whole time (on a 29 hardtail).
Personally if you are close to the weight limit I would go for the Arch Ex’s.Posted 4 years agobinnersSubscriber
From recent experience of Crest 29er rims on Hope Hoops, we were out on Saturday at Penmachno and after a fairly innocuous off, a mate properly pringled his Stans Crest front wheel. This is a couple of weeks after he’s had the back one rebuilt with a sturdier rim as that seriously lunched itself too. They were only a few of months old! He’s now had to have both of them relaced using more substantial rims. Making that one seriously expensive set of wheels!
If you’re in doubt, go for something more substantial. Or buy a bike with some proper sized wheels 😉Posted 4 years agowarns74Member
You’re not far off the weight recommendation of the Crests and well within that of the Arch’s.
Yes…those recommendations are for stans wheelsets and not hope hoops but its a decent enough guide given their intended uses. Crest are aimed at the XC racer / rider, the Archs are XC/All Mountain (which I interpreted as good for all round trail use!).
I bought crests, bent one beyond repair and replaced them both with Arch EX’s, wish Id just bought the Archs from the start and there is only 151 gram weight difference.Posted 4 years agobuzz-lightyearMember
I’m ~150lb. I’ve had crest rimmed wheels on my 26″ FS and now my HT, for 18 months, run with Dampf 2.35 snakeskin tyres. Esp. the rear on the HT they have had a battering. The rear knocked out of shape a bit in-use and needed some truing but there has been no crash damage AFAIK. I’ve crashed occasionally so maybe I’ve been lucky, or maybe the tyres are doing a good job of protecting them.
The main issue is that they deflect quite a bit, in the rough, in corners, and when standing up pedalling. But the pay-off is that you feel the benefit of the low weight when you kick the pedals.Posted 4 years ago
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