Combining strength, lightweight and reliability - this combination is a great wheelset for those needing a wheel to train, race, tour or just RIDE on!
We use a combination of the benchmark Mavic Open Pro rim and Sapim Sprint spokes which are hand laced, machine built and hand finished in house using Sapim Polyax Brass nipples onto our proven and reliable Mono Pro 3 hubs. This gives a smooth and free running wheel which will survive endless miles of regular use.
The resulting package is light enough to race, strong enough to train and reliable enough to complete sportives and tours on.
Wheels come individually and come complete with custom ‘Hope Hoops’ etching on the hub, rim tapes, spare spokes, nipples and rim stickers.
Excellent quality, smooth as silk, loud hubs sound. Would recommand for everyone who want a strong and smooth wheelsets!!!
Used Merlin MTB handbuilt on Hope for ages. Ultra reliable. No handbulit options for 700c so got these. Everything as expected....spot on! Best price and superlative Merlin service. Great to have the Hope Freehub Symphony playing on the road.
I've purchased hope hoops as a replacement from stock to more race orientated wheels. I'm a big guy and at 110kg I was destroying other wheels with ease. Always same issue, non drive spokes getting loose. With hoops this hasn't happened even once after 500 miles so far. They spin brilliantly and are very strong. Best thing is that those hope hubs will past forever! Well recommended.
In short: What do you get when you combine one of the most versatile and bombproof rims to one of the smoothest hubs around? This is what you get.
As a guy weighing over 100 kg and with a riding style one could describe as "not so subtle" all the higher end low spoke count wheel sets just do not work. So when the need for a new wheel set arrived, I started looking for a set that would be a) sturdy b) lightweight(ish) c) durable. Well, Hope makes the best hubs around, and the open pros have never failed on me, so this was a good bet.
True out of the box, bearings already adjusted etc. They don't flex, they roll extremely nice and basically do what the doctor ordered. And in this price class the quality is unrivaled. If you need a wheel set that have classic looks and fantastic build quality so buy these.
Sure, the alphas are lighter but IMHO that rim should have eyelets, and for my taste they are a bit flexy. The only real niggle is that there are no skewers coming with the set. That isn't exactly a problem, because you probably have a pair or you're going to get those in some sexy colours.
Great set of no nonsense wheels suitable for fast training and good enough for racing. Wheels are stiff yet comfortable and soak up vibrations much better than many factory built wheels. Look understated in plain black hubs with black spokes and rims. Weight is reasonable too.
No issues to report so far, wheels are true and hubs are smooth, personally I like a loud freehub! Always reassuring to know that any breakages won't result in a 6 week wait for some fancy dan spokes to arrive. Nice to have a mainly uk made wheel too for once.
Bought these for my wife as a cost effective upgrade to her Shimano RS10's. She loves 'em. Says that on rough roads like we have around here they are far smoother to ride on. We've not noticed a great increase in avg speed but she loves the way they soak up the bumps. I have personally got Hoop hubs and Mavic 717 rims on my MTB and Mavic open pro rims on my roadie. Quality products! Well recommended
Nice wheels had a few long climbs on them, great bearings and seem to be a good strong all rounder without breaking the bank. Good to buy something at least part British. Pity that skewers were not included if I had known I would have ordered a pair.