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step83step83 Posts: 4,169
edited May 2016 in MTB buying advice
Planning on building a new set of wheels for my full susser current rims are a bit too narrow for 2.4's. So far ive ordered a pair of Mavic EN423's for a smidge of £50 which is pretty good. Next bit is going to be hubs.
Rather than the defacto Hopes was wondering what other hubs would people recommend.

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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,792
    Budget?

    For that type of wheel Hopes are a darn good option.

    Saint are nice but are cup and cone which is a bit 'marmite'.
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,169
    Realistically around the 200 mark for them. Your right hopes are pretty hard to beat an saints are a bit hit an miss, just don't want to be blinkered by the shiney hubs as it were.
  • rockmonkeyscrockmonkeysc Posts: 14,774
    I'd go with Hope. There's a reason for their popularity.
    Great quality, dead easy to service, reliable, good spares availability and they just work.
    DT Swiss make some great hubs but I think at your budget Hope would be best.
    Also worth considering a set of Hope complete wheels, they're cheaper than the total cost of the component parts. Excellent value.
  • njee20njee20 Posts: 9,613
    Id go for DT 350s.
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