A mate of mine had his rear hub re-built with cheep bearings 6 months ago. I’ve just finished re-building it again as 4 out of 5 bearings had seized. IMO stick with genuine hope or other branded bearings I.e. skf etc.
What do you think? Decent branded bearings (such as INA that Hope tend to use) cost around £8 each, and so the Hope kits tend to be good value IMO.
I worked with an engineer who fought management tooth and nail to stop them using cheap chinese rubbish bearings.. You don’t save money by needing to replace cheap bearings 2/3/ or 4’s more often than good un’s.
Now maybe your fine spending time replacing your bearings a bit more often, it’s not a hard job on those hubs, so make your choice…