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Author:  Whatleymeister [ Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:26 pm ]
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Right, I have amassed enough money to buy almost any pair of hubs from the usual internet bike part retailers, but the choice has left me wondering which to plump for.

They will see cross country use and a moderate amount of hard riding on a hardtail saracen. I like the Hope Pro2 Evo hubs, nice and noisy and good rep, but what would others choose?

Thoughts people.

Author:  drystonepaul [ Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:04 pm ]
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The current range of Hope hubs are very good. Made in the UK and with great reliability, after sales service and spares.
They'd be among my first choice for another set of wheels.

I'm also tempted by the Superstar Components hubs too.

Author:  Whatleymeister [ Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:26 pm ]
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Yeah, the Hopes will take some beating. I also like the DTSwiss hubs and the NukeProof ones look rather tasty as well, but I have no experience of either.

Author:  Russell [ Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:30 pm ]
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Hope

Author:  FST4RD [ Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:13 pm ]
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Mmmmm definately the Hopes :D

Author:  Whatleymeister [ Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:27 pm ]
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Well then, could be the hopes then!!

Author:  giant-one [ Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:12 pm ]
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Hope's for me too. I run Pro2 hubs on Mavic EN321 rims on my five. No problems what so ever :D

Author:  cyfa2809 [ Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:29 am ]
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Not bloody noisy hopes!

What about chris kings (probably a bit much).

Maybe go for an I9 wheelset?

Or azonic hubs? Da bomb piston hubs? DT swiss are good as suggested. Phil wood hub? Or what about good old XT/XTR? Goldtec? (some of these may be a bit heavy).

Maybe some halo freedom disc rims?

:?

Author:  Whatleymeister [ Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:31 am ]
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cyfa2809 wrote:
Not bloody noisy hopes!

What about chris kings (probably a bit much).

Maybe go for an I9 wheelset?

Or azonic hubs? Da bomb piston hubs? DT swiss are good as suggested. Phil wood hub? Or what about good old XT/XTR? Goldtec? (some of these may be a bit heavy).

Maybe some halo freedom disc rims?

:?


I wondered how long it would be before someone played devils advocate!

The CK's dont really leap out at me like the headsets, I have no idea why. I didnt see any Azonics and I probably passed over the Da Bomb ones as its a make I havent heard of. I have heard somewhere that Phil Wood hubs are very pricey, to the point where they simply have the name of the organ/limb needed to afford it on the price tag, but I cant be sure.

As for buying a wheelset, I need disc hubs on rim brake hoops. Frame and fork have different brake compatabilities so need to mix and match. I havent yet seen any available, other than on here when I didnt have the spare pennies, or that took my fancy. That all the excuse I need to build a custom wheel set!

More research will be undertaken tonight, but I still think the Hope's will take some beating. And, personally, I like the noise they make! :roll:

Author:  clockd [ Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:42 am ]
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Phil wood.. Shiney goodness.... Durable

However expensive and heavy, the click is subtle. But anything is compared to hopes

Amercian classics, atomlab, dmr, tune ....

Author:  cannondale king [ Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:00 pm ]
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i build hundreds of wheels a year and to be fair i myself would only use hope poss if i had the cash for a weenie wheel build id use dt swiss 190's but not on what i earn :wink:


so im gonna say hope fella hope evo proII's :wink: 8)

Author:  cyfa2809 [ Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:12 pm ]
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Whatleymeister wrote:
The CK's dont really leap out at me like the headsets, I have no idea why.

Agree with you there, its more a name really as with many others.

Whatleymeister wrote:
I didnt see any Azonics and I probably passed over the Da Bomb ones as its a make I havent heard of.


CRC have some azonic hubs which are nice. I have been running da domb rims for 4 years now and throw some heavy stuff/some bad landings and i rebuilt them the other day for the 3rd time and theyre like new (Amazed at these, although they are £50 a rim. Fairly light too - Da Bomb Da rims).
Da bomb is starting to get good recognition for good parts (although the prices have jumped up somewhat :shock: sign of the times)

Whatleymeister wrote:
More research will be undertaken tonight, but I still think the Hope's will take some beating. And, personally, I like the noise they make! :roll:.


True the hopes will take some beating as many others recommend them. I do look for slighty less mainstream products though - habit. But that bloody noise! :evil: Its not even a proper noise like the buzz of my old hope hub (big un or bulb i think)

Author:  tintin40 [ Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:15 pm ]
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Buy British and keep British people in work (i try to as much as poss)

Author:  P20 [ Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:46 pm ]
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I've got 3 sets of kings are they are superb, the last ones i bought were 2nd hand and would be roughly the same as hope new. Wor lass has just bought Hope Evo's on crests, nice wheels.

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