- king rear wheel dilema……?????????
Based on experience as a mechanic at a certain large shop in Manchester, then another mtb shop in Leeds – I’d go for Hope anyday. We used to have no end of problems with CK rear hubs. Ok the odd Hope flange broke – but it was an insignificant number considering the amount we sold. Incidentally, we also had CK flanges break so it’s not a Hope specific problem. Hope are just so easy to service and are a UK company offering the best after-sales/warranty service I’ve ever known!Posted 8 years agocynic-alMember
LOL “I’m running a king hub and it’s 6/7/8 years old”
My shimano’s are 6 years old, running fine with occaisional servicing & one freehub a bit worn, I don’t even think twice about it and they’ll keep on going, just like the 1990 xt’s now on a road bike.
But king owners have to say how great that makes their hubs.Posted 8 years agoUK-FLATLANDERSubscriber
I have CK, Hope Bulbs and Hope Pro II’s. All have been very reliable, however my LBS has had at least 3 ProII rear hubs with broken springs in the last couple of months. I do like the near instant engagement on the CK, and find the noise from the Pro II a bit excessive. If you can afford a CK why not also look at the I-9s – look very nice.Posted 8 years ago
The topic ‘king rear wheel dilema……?????????’ is closed to new replies.