- Hope Hoops or Shimano XT M75 29er Wheels?
Looking at buying some 29er wheels for my Salsa El Mariachi, narrowed it down to the two wheelsets mentioned. Any advantages of the Hopes over the XT’s? The only one in my mind at the minute is being able to have a 9mm & 10mm through axle on the Hopes.
My main concern is getting spare spokes for the XT’s if one breaks.
Not really bothered by the bearing differences, different horses for courses in my opinion.
Any of the STW Hive got any experiances with these?
TaPosted 8 years agoesher shoreMember
Hope Hoops every time
all hub spares available next day from Hope dealers, and Hope in the UK give excellent backup for any warranty issues, plus multiple axle setups including QR, QR15, 20mm, 135 OLD QR, 135 OLD screw-in bolt and 142mm x 12mm syntace using affordable adapter kits
the Hoops use regular J-Bend spokes and brass nipples, meaning replacements are very easy to source (walk into any bike shop..) and cheap too
the Stans ZTR rims are excellent with great strength to weight ratio and easy installation of tubeless conversion systems, with secure bead lock on tubeless ready tires and good reliability in terms of tubeless security over time
rims are also readily available if you mangle a wheel in a crash!Posted 8 years ago
Bigdugsbaws, quality name, my only concern with the SS ones is servicing the hubs. I have Hope hubs that I have serviced and changed axles before, however I have read on STW about difficulties in servicing the SS ones. May be wrong however, I’ll probably go with what I know.
tk – have you managed to get any more 29er Scandals? 😉Posted 8 years ago
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