- Hope hub Rant!!!!!
over the past two months three hope hubs had died on me and my dad, mine had 15 rides on it less then 300 miles and it is compltley wrecked, it needs a complete rebuild.
i thought hope hubs were ment to last for ages. i know another guy whom i ride with, whos hubs died.
are hope haveing bad batches atm. i have got another hub which i’m running on my single speed which has done over 1000 miles and not died yet. it mainly rides cannock so its doing well atm.
is anybody else having these problems.Posted 9 years agoPeterPoddyMember
I reckon the new Pro 2 hubs don’t last as well as the old XC ons, too. of 2 pairs in the garage, 3 wheels needed new bearings inside a year whilst my old XCs lasted 4+ on the rear and 5+ on the front (still going)
You wanna know why I think this is? Simple. XC bearing on the left (they only use one size) 2 Pro 2 bearings on the right. Not rocket science, is it?
Posted 9 years agoRudeBoyMember
Maybe Hope should revert back to the older design. Can’t see what was wrong with it, really. My XC hubs are 6 years old. I recently thought I’d better check the rear ratchet, pulled it apart, and nowt wrong with it. Cleaned it up a bit, stuck some fresh grease in- good as new. Ti freehub body doesn’t wear like the alloy ones seem to, either.
Are you listening, Hope? 🙄Posted 9 years ago
freeloader, heh barnes…
I and others I know have had Hope products fail – hubs, lights, headsets etc. In every case the item has been replaced or repaired without question, usually by return of post. I don’t feel we’ve taken advantage…Posted 9 years ago
just out of interest, how do you wash your bikes? [;)
but my other hub just gets ridden at Cannock and is fine atm, done over 1000 mile at Cannock in the grinding past.
my other one had 10 rides at Cannock 1 at Wales and some a local woods and it had new bearings in, fecked completely needs new bearings pawls and springs had disintegrated whilst tearing through one of the other bearing, Axle is gone as one of them seized. then the free hub fell of for some reason while i was putting it on my bouncer.
I was like “Dad is this ment to happen” he was like wtf
AlPosted 9 years ago
King of hammersDaffySubscriber
I’ve also seen 3-4 Hope hub failures inside of 3 months, All have been repaired by Hope either under warranty or reasonably cheaply…..still they shouldn’t be failing like this, Crossmax’s just go on an on, CKs need a little more TLC, but again go on and on.
Hope XCs just used to last forever with NO TLC, that’s what made them better than CKs. Now it would seem that both require similar maintenance with CKs significantly outlasting the Hopes.
Shame really, I like Hope stuff.Posted 9 years ago
i really like hope stuff to.
but my dad pays £100+ for a hub me/him expect to be low maintenance and to last a good couple of years, and we have been through 3 in the last two months.
to me hope only makes sense if it lasts, as I could get a deore hub fairly cheaply and they will require cones been tightening every once in a while, but they are a lot easier to change bearings clean them out re grease etc
so I’m going to get a new rear wheel built up with a deore hub, as it’s cheaper and i will see if it lasts more than two months.
hope seem to be losing it a bit if youPosted 9 years ago
know what I mean.
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