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    rear hub that is strong and sounds good under $250 ?

    Hey I'm looking on getting a rear hub instead of dropping big money on rims that I don't need yet. My cassette is 11x36 I want one that is loud and tough any suggestions would be a big help ty.

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    Hope Pro 2 Evo

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    ^ Same. Mine is too loud actually, I tried to quiet it with some heavier grease to no avail.

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    Hope

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    What they said. Hope Pro 2 Evo.

    They can be found for under $200
    Mostly a rigid SS, sometimes a geared HT

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    Thanks for tje responses

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    ha on my computer it looked like you were asking for a good hub under $25.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgf101 View Post
    Hope Pro 2 Evo
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    What they said. Hope Pro 2 Evo.

    They can be found for under $200
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    Nukeproof generator.

    Not sure how its gonna pan out on the longevity, but its decently loud (quieter than Hope, thank God) and the engagement is pretty decent. Been one mine for about a month with solid riding, if it stays alive I'll be a believer. h
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    Can the lbs re lace my spokes into a new hub? Or do I need new laces?

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    if hub flange is same diameter as old one then yeah.

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    Oh ty. That might be a problem because I have no clue what mine is.

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    no caliper or tape measure. maybe you could dig something up on the interweb

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    Giant Tracker Performance, 32hSpokesForged Steel Black, 14/15g. I hope that helps

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    Not all wheel builders will re-use spokes, even if they're the same size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berkley View Post
    Not all wheel builders will re-use spokes, even if they're the same size.
    This exactly.
    I would plan on needing new spokes for the rebuild, even if the diameter of the hubs matches. I had an LBS that didn't want to reuse the rims I had for a rebuild even though they were only 2 weeks old. I ended up going to an LBS that would reuse the rims but I did need new spokes.
    Mostly a rigid SS, sometimes a geared HT

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    Thanks for the heads up guys

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    HOPE! Hands down the easiest to service and swap out axles for different rear ends.

    Oh, yea. They kinda make some noise too.

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    I got a Hope Pro 2 Evo recently and mine isn't that loud.

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    rear hub that is strong and sounds good under $250 ?

    They switched to softer pawl springs last year. They're noticeably quieter side-by-side with the older ones.
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    they also get louder as they break in. i love the pro2 evo. the new model hopes are still plenty loud

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    I'm prop just gonna this by the time I get the hub, re laced and the cost to install at the lbs ill be in this pr ice range. Stan's Flow 26" / Hope Pro 2 Evo Wheel > Components > Wheel Goods > Mountain Bike Wheels | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop - Mobile

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    Yep, that is a good deal for sure. You are right that you are going to be close to that price building your wheels up locally. I don't know if you are a big guy, but if you are, the Flow might be a little on the weak side. They are super light, but that comes at a cost to those of us over 200ish lbs.
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    Yep, was gonna suggest you just get the whole wheel. For about the price of the hub, spokes and labor it'd probably cost you more. Also, I'm a huge fan of Jenson but look at Wiggle for your hope hoops. Their Prices cannot be beat anywhere.

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    Was gonna suggest Wiggle as well.
    wiggle.com | Hope Hoops Pro2 Evo MTB Front Wheel | MTB Wheels
    Think this is the same or similar wheel for a bit cheaper and free shipping.
    Mostly a rigid SS, sometimes a geared HT

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    Yeah bit I want the rear

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    I'm in the 170 range

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    Sorry, I guess you did note that in your title.
    I just went with the picture in the link you posted, which is for the front wheel.
    Mostly a rigid SS, sometimes a geared HT

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    Its ok. I looked I don't think they have a rear.

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    um i think u want this one... wiggle.com | Hope Pro2 Evo MTB Rear Hub | MTB Hubs its where i bought mine. u cant go wrong w/ hopes

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    On the topic of hubs... What is the difference between a Hope Pro 2 evo and a shimano Deore xt? Why is the xt $40 and the Hope $190?
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    Main difference is cartridge bearing vs cup/cone bearings. Shimano bearing cups are part of the actual hub body. If you neglect the shimano and the cups of the hub get pitted, nothing you can do to save the hub. The Hopes use press fit cartridge bearings which are independent of the actual hub body.

    However, I've run shimano XT for a few years and have bad no problems. Their older hubs used to have a free hub issue bit that's been remedied. They are pretty good hubs to be clear. The other difference is that Hope are a bit lighter and have a taller flange, I believe, which makes for a slightly shorter spoke and stiffer wheel - I think. The other differences are that hopes look nicer and have a loud buzz to them. Shimano have more points of engagement.

    I run one bike with Hope and another with Shimano. I'd ride either but the ironic part is that it was about $100 cheaper to order a set of Hopes than it was to buy the components and have the shimano built up on a set of Spank Oozey. If I needed a new wheel, I would buy Hopes from Wiggle.

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    I've got no personal experience with that But I know a lot of guys who blown up Easton hubs.

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    Just a heads up for some that don't know, thought I'd share.

    Wiggle discount code.

    You can use the code "12-EXTRA" without quotes and save 12% off the total. So lets say that set of Hope Pro 2 Evo with Flow EX wheels comes to a total of $341.63 after savings of $46.59.

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    rear hub that is strong and sounds good under $250 ?

    A friend of mine got his today. 3 business days from the UK to Montana. Pretty amazing, really.
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    rear hub that is strong and sounds good under $250 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by parkp81 View Post
    Just a heads up for some that don't know, thought I'd share.

    Wiggle discount code.

    You can use the code "12-EXTRA" without quotes and save 12% off the total. So lets say that set of Hope Pro 2 Evo with Flow EX wheels comes to a total of $341.63 after savings of $46.59.
    That's a pretty good deal! Tempting....

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    Wow. Now I can get a whole wheelset for $6 more than the hub costs. Definetely getting this now
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    Am I overlooking something on wiggle. How do you know what size rim it is 26er or 29er and the width?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmreal View Post
    Was gonna suggest Wiggle as well.
    wiggle.com | Hope Hoops Pro2 Evo MTB Front Wheel | MTB Wheels
    Think this is the same or similar wheel for a bit cheaper and free shipping.
    Wow I wish I would have known this a couple weeks ago. I just had Universal build me a front wheel consisting of a hope pro 2 (red)/w flow ex for 250 plus shipping. Damn

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    The size is for 26". The width will depend on which rim you decide to go with, so that you would have to research and find out. The hub will either be a 15mm or 20mm front depending on which rim you go with (this is interchangeable, but it only comes with 1 size, if you need the other you will need to buy them separately). The rear I believe comes 135mm QR, but you can change the size with adaptors (which I don't think are included). There is also a "Q&A" tab in the description that can answer some questions for you as well, I overlooked that when I had a few questions myself. You can also ask questions there as well.

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    Thx a lot man!

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    Stupid question, but do different bikes and different rear wheels have different axle sizes like front wheels?

    Also, does this mean that the only rims that I can order for my 15mm QR fork are the xc rims?

    Xc Rims (XR400, Crest, 717) supplied with Q/r & 15mm Conversions
    FR/DH Rims (EX500, Flow, 521 & 721) supplied with Q/r & 20mm Conversions

    This is probably really basic, but I am relatively new to MTBing and need to know which wheels to order.

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