Which wheels

divingmoose Posts: 540
edited May 2014 in MTB buying advice
Hi guys,
I have £350 to spend on a new set of wheels. Local bike shop has said hope hoops with stans arch ex rims would be good as they are light and strong with easy maintenance and repair. What do you think guys. Need to be 26"


  • poah
    poah Posts: 3,369
    what bike, what do you ride and what do you currently have?

    the hope arch ex is a good buy
  • rockmonkeysc
    rockmonkeysc Posts: 14,774
    Im getting something very similar. I'm going for Hope Pro 2 evo hubs with WTB i23 rims. A little stronger than the Arch EX and slightly wider.
    The reason I went off the Arch EX was that I read a few reviews saying that the Arch uses a softer aluminium and dent easily.
  • divingmoose
    divingmoose Posts: 540
    I ride a kona hei hei 100 and have the original mavic wheels and mainly ride xc stuff. What's the price difference on those mate
  • rockmonkeysc
    rockmonkeysc Posts: 14,774
    Depends where you buy!
    From CRC it's about £20 cheaper with WTB rims. If you get the Stans rims from CRC they don't come with tubeless rim tape so you need to spend more to get the best feature of Stans rims.