Hope straight pull or standard hubs?
your in a minority there then blazin saddles
my hope hoops XC sp3 shreaded spokes at a rate ive never seen before.(and im well under the 85kg weight limit on these wheels)
Snapping in the middle of the spoke as well….
trying to find spares was a nightmare – also are the SP hubs the same low spoke count as the hoops? – i ask because how many 24 hole rims do you know of ….. having just had the nightmare of finding a new rim and spokes to suit.
I just bought new wheels for mrs TRs race bike – shes getting Traditional spokes – and ill be going back to them on my next set of wheels.Posted 4 years ago
Don’t think the 24h ones are made anymore and I’ll agree had an appetite for spokes. I was talking about the current 32h offerings, which are a completely different beast.
Getting spokes isn’t a nightmare at all, just get the LBS to ring Hope who have thousands of the things, the rims are a standard item, the building issue shouldn’t really matter if you’re buying pre built.Posted 4 years agoSuperficialMember
I got the straight-pull Flow wheelset because it’s a tiny bit lighter (25g/wheel according to Hope). No complaints after 18 months of hard regular riding, they’ve held up well. As has been said, you get four ‘free’ spokes with the wheels anyway, not that I’ve had to use them. The flange is harder to clean on the SP hubs, if that bothers you (thinking about it, mine probably carry an extra 25g of mud around).
I’d buy them over the normal spoked variants again.
Obviously don’t get the lightweight straight-pull XC3 / Pro3 wheelset confused with the heavier-duty Pro 2 SP evo.Posted 4 years agoScotlandTheScaredSubscriber
I had the same dilemma for my 29er. Went SP because they are supposedly stiffer, which I thought might be important for a bigger wheel size. I also chose them because I am a tart and liked the look of the cool machining in the hubs. I reckoned that a snapped spoke wouldnt be a big issue these days, and they are 32 hole rather than the smaller number of spokes on the old XC3s so should be robust enough.
I suspect the differences in weight are very small between normal and SP.
In practice – they are wheels and they work really well – feel ‘zingy’. But I have only had 1 ride so who knows how they will stand up.Posted 4 years agoratherbeintobagoSubscriber
Don’t think the 24h ones are made anymore and I’ll agree had an appetite for spokes.
They’re still on the website. I assume they’ll be going the way of all flesh though, given that they’re supposedly a ‘race’ wheelset, and a 24h 29er wheel would be a decidedly floppy and short-lived thing. The 24h 26h wheel I had on my bike was short-lived enough.
i ask because how many 24 hole rims do you know of
DT XR400, I think.
AndyPosted 4 years ago
Since the Pro2 Evo there’s not really a difference between Pro2 and 3, the pro3 being the road hub now mainly other than the disc less mtb hub, which is basically a road hub with a longer axle. It used to be a stainless bearing upgrade but they all have stainless bearings now.Posted 4 years ago
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