- What lightish wheels?? Hope Pro II or Pro II SP or….
For SP – little bit lighter, look alot tricker, supposedly stiffer
Against SP – more expensive, spokes not as easy to get hold of or replace, less proven straight pull design
Personally not had any issues with my Pro2 SP's with Stans 355 rims yet but its still early daysPosted 7 years ago
I'm looking for a lightish pair of new wheels for my Turner DW Flux.
I'm considering Hope Pro II/Stans Alpine or Crest rims. I'd like the option of different front axle's should choose to change from QR to 15 or 20mm axle forks, & I run UST tyres too.
Is there any for or against reasons to use Hope Pro II SP hubs instead of normal Hope Pro II ?
Thinking of spending under £400, £300 would be better. What other otions should I consider at what price & from where?
If I were to stay QR I was also looking at Fulcrum Red Metal 3 wheelset.Posted 7 years ago
240's are too expensive, & I've heard of problems getting spares for XTR.Posted 7 years ago
If it wasn't for the cost I'd go with the above options as I hate the loud Hope free hub but as I say 240 too expensive & Shimano have free hub reliability issue's from what I've picked up.
ZTR may be worth a look, & Hope on the fron for the axle options.Surf-MatMember
Recently got Hope 2 Pro/ xc717 rear and very pleased with it. Going to get a front one shortly (currently DT x430 and Spesh Stout). Light, I love Hope stuff and has so far survived some reasonable abuse without any issues.
Also gets rave reviews everywhere – apart from those who prefer 355s – fair enough I say.
My last hub was silent (near enough) and I thought I'd hate the Hope buzz but I now really like it – handy for alerting wildlife and pedestrians and it makes going really quick so much more fun! Also a good way to ensure you don't "panic brake" when airborne.Posted 7 years ago
i have the pro 3 sps on 355s ….
spokes are a bit shit – are they sapim ? they are rusting badly !!! black spokes at that … tempted to phone up hope and have a wee bit of banter with them regards that – i have wheels that are 10 years old with dt spokesi n that aint rusty !Posted 7 years ago
not seen anything referring to weight limit in the promo material unless its changed since i got mine ..
im 12 stone – but i do know guys who have destroyed them through power output :s
mines been good bar the rust issue – bust one spoke but they supply spares – my bike fell over in the van with a pedal through the spoke ..Posted 7 years agoBlazin-saddlesMember
It's not so much the pro3 that has the weight limit rather than the 24h. only put in place to make the 'ahem' larger gent think about getting the pro2 instead. I'm 83kg and have had no problems with any of my Pro3 wheels although the 24h is noticeably more flexible than the 32.
As for rusty spokes, that shouldn't happen because they're stainless.Posted 7 years ago
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