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    Hope Pro 2 Cassette Compatability

    Hi,
    I recently purchased a Hope Pro 2 hub built on a notubes ztr rim. Now that it is here I have tried putting on my sram pg990 hub and realize there is not enough space on the cassette holder (i realize i sort of suck at terminology). On the hub itself it has the letters SS/T and A-T. The cassette holder thing attached to the hub is certainly shorter than ones i have had in the past but not like a single speed would be. Is there a way to know if what i got was for a specific cassette? Saint perhaps? thanks for any ideas. I also realize that i have been an idiot for ordering this thing as i live in Kenya and the idea of sending anyting back hurts bad.
    cheers, Jamie

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    Quote Originally Posted by karisia_safaris
    Hi,
    I recently purchased a Hope Pro 2 hub built on a notubes ztr rim. Now that it is here I have tried putting on my sram pg990 hub and realize there is not enough space on the cassette holder (i realize i sort of suck at terminology). On the hub itself it has the letters SS/T and A-T. The cassette holder thing attached to the hub is certainly shorter than ones i have had in the past but not like a single speed would be. Is there a way to know if what i got was for a specific cassette? Saint perhaps? thanks for any ideas. I also realize that i have been an idiot for ordering this thing as i live in Kenya and the idea of sending anyting back hurts bad.
    cheers, Jamie
    Sounds like you do have the trials/single speed hub. It is possible to put 6 cogs with 9-speed spacing on it.
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    You got the...

    Signle Speed/Trials hub as Shiggy noted. Unfortunately theres no way to put a PG990 or other 9 speed cassette on the freehub body. As noted you can go with a custom stacked, 9 speed spaced, 6 cog set up with it, but not a 9 speed cassette.

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    Thanks Guys. I was afraid of that. Dealing with order mess-ups from Africa is way more difficult than from within the states. Maybe its a good time to build up a single speed and have the normal hope pro 2 hub sent out for a wheel re-build.
    i must say though that so many websites make ordering bike equipment tricky. on the notubes website the options were :

    Hope Pro 2 135mm 6 bolt SS
    or just
    Hope Pro 2 135mm

    I chose the first without knowing what SS stands for because i thought i wanted 6bolt rather than some kind of locking mechanism. While i'm relatively mechanical, I'm not as fluent in bike talk as others. I think more companies should spell out the differences so that the more simple people like me can negotiate the options more easily. just my ten cents. thanks again
    jamie

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    If you have a lower-grade or older Sram cassette laying around, they were put together with 3 tiny screws instead of being riveted to an aluminum carrier like your 990 is. If you do and wanted to, you could remove those three screws with a small allen wrench, keep the 6 cogs that you want, and assemble them individually on the hub you have now. Lots of guys are running 3-6 gears on the SS hubs...works great.

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