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Code: Hope-20FIVE-Pro4-Rear-Road
Hope 20FIVE-Pro 4 Road / CX Disc Rear Wheel - 700c
 
Key Features
  • Built with Pro 4 hubs with j bend spokes
  • Wheels machine built and hand finished in Barnoldswick
  • Tubeless compatible (requires tape and valves)
  • Available with either a Shimano or Campag freehub body
  • Weights: 970g (with Shimano freehub body)
  • Only compatible with disc brake set ups
 
Tech Specs
  • Rim dimensions: 25mm deep, 24mm external width and 20mm internal width.
  • Rim ERD 594mm.
  • Rim width is ideal to suit larger volume road/cross tyres.
  • Strong dependable welded join keeps rim together on hard knocks
  • Weight for rim only 425g
  • Wheels are built using high quality Sapim Sprint double butted spokes and brass nipples.
  • Rear wheel comes supplied with QR end caps as standard
  • Wheels can be adapted quickly and easily to suit different  frame and fork fitting using Hope's conversion kits available separately.
Buying a set of these for a winter/cross bike felt a bit like wearing my Sunday best to dig the garden. Yet having had the freehub on a set of big name OEM wheels fail in less than 150 miles Hope's reputation for durability and reliability won over concerns about the longevity of the shiny finish and the cost. Having put over 500 miles on them in wet and wild conditions the finish of both the hubs and rims is as good as the day they came out of the box. Fitting a set of Gatorskins was a decent workout for my thumbs. The tyres grip the tubeless ready beads tighter than Hans Gruber clings to the top of Nakatomi Plaza, necessitating breaking the seal a few times as you work the tyre over the rim (it's still manageable without resorting to tyre levers). This bodes well for running them tubeless but does raise a concern about removing the Gatorskins at the side of a wet, dark road should I puncture. Only time will tell. Some people don't like the sound a Hope freehub. Unless you do all your riding through libraries or in the grounds of a Trappist monastery I don't see what all the fuss is about. They're louder than say a Campagnolo freehub but get the attention of walkers a lot better than ringing a bell. Overall this a quality wheelset that wouldn't be out of place on your best bike.
I have a Pro 4 on my mtb, but I just had to have it on my commuter. So nice! People know when you're behind them for sure. That sound, so lovely! I put a Maxxis 40c Rambler Silkshield on there tubeless. Setup super easily with a little bit of soap and water. So far, I'm a big fan!
Great product from a great UK company - great value for money as well. Usual good service from Merlin to boot.
The hubs are a love or hate. Simple to fix. Never had any trouble with them plus the new rims are tuff. A bit tight for conti grand prix but gravel kings work fine. Buy from and support a uk company.
Fantastic quality as usual from hope. Spins up super quick, stable and taught for excellent power transfer. Holds speed well. Excellent service from Merlin too!
Incredible wheels. Taught, well built- ignore the weight. These wheels spin up super quick. Wide rim adds stability and holds high speed well. Highly recommended!
The stock rear hub on my CX bike was goosed. Unfortunately, the part I needed was discontinued so used the opportunity to upgrade my wheelset to these beauties. If like me you need six-bolt disc wheelset that can accompany the larger tyres for cyclocross, then I couldn't recommend this wheelset enough. These wheels are a fantastic improvement! The bike is so much faster now, and the ride feels super smooth. The understated look of the 20FIVE rim accompanied with a red bling Pro4 hub just looks awesome! I read comments on the internet that the noise from freewheeling on hope hubs discouraged people from buying them. It's not as loud as some folk make out. I guess it's down to taste, but I love the sound they make, a reassuring solid click. Hope has a new fan of their products. Just awesome!
Nice looking back wheel with tidy welded rim and bearings that will last for ages. Relatively light compared to the cheaper wheel it replaced. Washer supplied to allow use with 10 speed xt cassette on my hybrid and two sets of end caps for QR and 12mm. Only complaint is pointless 10mm velox rim tape. It didn't cover eyelets and I punctured as a result, 30 miles from home on first ride. 20mm tape sorted this. I'd order some when buying wheel to save yourself the trouble. Hence 4 stars. Otherwise great quality wheel.
I run hope wheels (plus a lot of their other components) on my downhill, all-mountain, dirt jump and cross bike. The reason I prefer to run hope stuff is because in my experience, you just can't fault their designs, strength and reliability. I don`t get too hung up about weight but the products have always felt lightweight enough for me. If you`re a weight weenie though you might differ. Also I like the fact I'm supporting a British made company which is obviously a dying breed.
Gotta love 'em. Feels like a bomb proof set of wheels. The included rim tape (velox) was too much for Wtb Nano TCS to fit.