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oomidamonoomidamon Posts: 37
edited January 2009 in MTB buying advice
Hi all,

I'm looking to buy a new set of wheels and I'm also considering upgrading my forks to QR15. At the moment I'm thinking of Hope Pro IIs with DT 5.1s but I'm open to suggestions. I ride a lightish 5" bike but I'm 6'2" and weigh 90kg so don't want anything too fragile - hence the 5.1s and I also want to use up to 2.35" tyres. Budget is up to £300. The only thing putting me off the Hopes is the noisy rear freehub.

Thoughts?

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  • DiscopoohDiscopooh Posts: 109
    Luv my hope II's on mavic's. They have taken everything I can throw at them. BUT, they soooooo loud.(the only thing I have against them). Great Wheels
  • Discopooh wrote:
    Luv my hope II's on mavic's. They have taken everything I can throw at them. BUT, they soooooo loud.(the only thing I have against them). Great Wheels
    Which Rims mate??
  • mcbazzamcbazza Posts: 251
    I've the Hope Hoops 4.2/Pro2's on my Stumpy, and they're amazing.
    And just recently fitted the 5.1/Pro2's to my SX Trail.

    I got hold of one of the DT Swiss UST conversion kits for my 4.2's, and can recommend it. Bit expensive. But, does an amazing job of helping you convert to tubeless.

    Don't worry about the CLICKCLICKCLICK noise. It only makes that when you aren't pedalling. So... PEDAL!

    ps: Bought my 5.1's from my LBS, who forgot to remove the invoice from Hope. So, can tell you that they cost the shop just a shade under £200 for a pair!! Mine cost me £240 - £10 cheaper than CRC!!
    Stumpy, Rockhopper (stolen!) & custom SX Trail II - that should do it!
  • i love my mavric215 i think that is them on my xc bike but on my downhill bike i like my mavric 521 they are very strong but do weigh a bit but not that muck and will stay unbuckled for the heavy rider as well so a defo investiment and hope pro 2 hubs are fantastic
  • jaysonjayson Posts: 4,606
    I actually like the loud clicking of Hope hubs, they just sound solidly built unlike a lot of others out there from the big S etc.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    i had pro 2 with xm819 rims, very hard wearing and handled my 19 odd stone with no problems, they are ust rims too and the pair with db spokes weighed in at 1900g.

    to be hones, i hated the noise out of them too, i thouht they sounded like cheap hubs on my mates bike shaped objects.
  • DiscopoohDiscopooh Posts: 109
    I do have to say that the CLICKCLICKCLICK sound makes a very 'WELL MADE' sound - if that makes any sense.
  • sam1234sam1234 Posts: 97
    I've got a set of Pro 2's with DT 5.1 rims. Excellent wheel set not to heavy but will take some abuse. Was riding a 4X track and some drop offs the other day and they stood up ok.

    As for the nosie I also like it and when you hammering down a trail you tend not to notice it.
  • NorthwindNorthwind Posts: 14,675
    They only make the noise when you freewheel- pedal more!
    Uncompromising extremist
  • DiscopoohDiscopooh Posts: 109
    lol
  • gbrnolegbrnole Posts: 395
    I love the hope hub noise, nothing gets people out of your way quicker than a quick back pedal! I ran some mavis crossmax on a bike and really missed the noisy hope hub. I love tearing down a descent wiith that hub sounding like machine gun fire, very satisfying but does attract a lot of attention. Think other cyclists find it hard not to look when they hear a loud hub, i know i do
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  • dave_hilldave_hill Posts: 3,877
    I have a pair of Mavic 321s on Hope Pro IIs fitted to my VT. I bought the wheels nearly three years ago and they're still as straight as the day I bought them and I'm not exactly kind to them.
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  • alex.hulme wrote:
    I love the hope hub noise, nothing gets people out of your way quicker than a quick back pedal! I ran some mavis crossmax on a bike and really missed the noisy hope hub. I love tearing down a descent wiith that hub sounding like machine gun fire, very satisfying but does attract a lot of attention. Think other cyclists find it hard not to look when they hear a loud hub, i know i do
    Alex, does your Mojo amplify or reduce the noise? I ride a Mojo too and previous experience of Hope hubs has shown that some frames can make them sound louder than others. I appreciate the 'hear the quality' comments but I was following someone using Hope hubs recently and the noise just got on my nerves. I suppose it isn't as bad when it comes from your own bike, tho!
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