These wheels are sweet! Great rolling action. Strong , light and great looking ! Love the Hope hubs and the Stan's hoops!
I am delighted with the Hope Hoop front wheel. Well built & looks really classy. I am running it tubeless & to date I have had no problems. Service from merlin was good.
These wheels fit the bill... spin super fast and smooth! I went with the XC Tech even know I am heavy 235lb. They are stiff in the corners and transfer well in climbs. Simply cannot find a better wheel at this price point period! Buy them if you`re on a budget, I plan on another set for my 650B. Trails, roots, mud, xc, ridges. Wheels stay on the ground as I don't jump or do any drops. Hope this helps.
J-Mahn in Colorado
I bought a pair of wheels, the rear was a hand built, and this off the shelf matched it and saved a few bucks. The wheels were shipped quickly and w/o problems to the USA. The wheel set is stiff, and I LOVE this wider rim up front! It widens the tire, and I've never felt more confidence diving into corners. Married it to the same WTB Weirwolf tire I'd been running with my old wheels, and I never imagined I could have so much grip in corners... It just rails!
Wheels are very light yet wide and easy to mount tires and go tubeless. I have used Stan's rims on Hope hubs for years with no problems at all
Excellent wheel build and excellent price from MerlinCycles. This is our second set of Hope Hoops from Merlin. Shipping to the United States was no problem. We are looking forward to using this wheelset on a Trek CrossRip for the Dirty Kanza.
Hope hubs are fantastic, the rims look superb. Very happy so far. Easy to set up tubeless too.
These are excellent wheels, we now have three pairs. They are light, tough and work extremely well tubeless.
Light, strong, rolls well. Quality of finish is excellent, can't fault these wheels.
Shipped to California in less than a week. Taken on one 20 mile ride and they have been great. I swapped the stock rim tape for stans (too bad hope doesn't send this way!) and it was super fast to get my non tubeless tire set up.
They came with both a 9 and 15mm axle cap, I had to buy a 20mm seperately. The end cap is very (too??) easy to swap out.
I weigh 190 lbs and I didn't notice any flex.
Excellent wheels, very easy to set up tubeless but you do have to remove the stock rim tape and replace with Stans tape. Should really be provided with tubeless tape and valves from the beginning? The front wheel does come with both 20mm bolt through and quick release adapters, which I wasn't expecting, so had ordered a 20mm bolt through adapter. Spokes seem to twang a bit occasionally on big hits, but not gone out of true yet and they are big wheels
Best wheels I've ever owned!
Lightweight and stiff Great Hope Pro 2 Evo hubs!!
To run tubeless remove the Hope green tape and replace with Stan's yellow tape and sealant.
Real fast shipping!!
Great wheels, easily adaptable to suit any forks, only wish they would use a proper tubeless tape, as it seems a waste to remove the rim tape when you get them
Was a bit concerned about buying wheels online and shipping them to Australia. Have done about 500km on them now both on road and off. I weigh 95kg and so far so good. Went for the Arch ex and am very happy.
These have got to be the best rims I've ever had! Super strong, light, and the Hope Hubs are amazing. If you're looking for reliability, low maintenance, and a solid wheelset, this is all you need for any kind of trail. Whether cross country or downhill, these will stand up to anything.
Great wheels I bought front and rear and am very happy. The rear Wheel took a little more work to seal up but I added a little more stans and it sealed. It would make thing s easy if the rim had the Stans Tape on from the factory but not that big of a deal for me. I live in the US and was not so sure on the shipping but it worked out great. The shipping was free no tax got to my door in about 8 days