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    Hope in the house

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    Laser etched - if you like stealth, then you'll have to have the hub anodized again

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    Are those graphics a sticker?

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    Quote Originally Posted by canardian View Post
    Laser etched - if you like stealth, then you'll have to have the hub anodized again
    Thanks. That's a lotta etching. Still planning to get me a pair, in blue. Where'd you get 'em?

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    Did i see they are doing a 135mm front hub - had a quick look for it on UK websites and couldnt see any sellers ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmooveP View Post
    Thanks. That's a lotta etching. Still planning to get me a pair, in blue. Where'd you get 'em?
    Through QBP. Not sure which shops have them as they were limited to 1 qty per order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cozz View Post
    Did i see they are doing a 135mm front hub - had a quick look for it on UK websites and couldnt see any sellers ??
    135mm made to rear disc standard - will fit Enabler without mods, and White Bros. etc.. with spacer for rotor or caliper.

    Funnily enough, the Hope fatbike hubs were made available here in the USA before the UK market

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    Ive gor 2 rear hope hubs, and would drop some weigh having front wheel rebuilt onto a front 135 hub for my white bros fork

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    How much do they cost? Do you have a part number?

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    Front:
    Part #: FHPRE32B135QR (B=Blue, R=Red, N=Black)
    Weight: 250g
    MSRP: $121

    Rear:
    Part #: RHPRE32B17QR (B=Blue, R=Red, N=Black)
    Weight: 345g
    MSRP: $266

    I've seen them online for $109 and $238.

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    Mine should be here around Friday

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    Damn, at the price they're asking, why go with anything else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AC/BC View Post
    Damn, at the price they're asking, why go with anything else?
    I have 2 sets of the "regular" hubs....& I 100% agree with your comment. Very hard to justify going with something else (except for the loudness). They are built well, Hope has awesome customer service, they are fairly light weight, convert to a bunch of different axles, & even come in pretty colors lol.

    If I ever end up with a frame that needs a wider rear hub, this is the one I'll be getting.

    The loudness just reminds you to keep pedaling!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AC/BC View Post
    Damn, at the price they're asking, why go with anything else?
    Yes given the quality bling and function one receives i would agree however they have become my #2 choice mainly due to US produced Hadley hubs and the very same quality and price mirrors Hope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    Yes given the quality bling and function one receives i would agree however they have become my #2 choice mainly due to US produced Hadley hubs and the very same quality and price mirrors Hope.
    The Hadleys seem nice, and locally made is good, but:
    - No website?
    - No weights
    - $550 a pair is $163 more than Hope @ MSRP, $200 more @ street price
    - Backordered til?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmooveP View Post
    The Hadleys seem nice, and locally made is good, but:
    - No website?
    - No weights
    - $550 a pair is $163 more than Hope @ MSRP, $200 more @ street price
    - Backordered til?
    ummm they don't just seem nice they are nice just like Hope, CK so all 3 are very comparable in this area.
    True no website just retailers that distribute their products.
    The weights can be found from said retailers but i'll add them here for the rear hub anyway.
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    32h & 36h
    color: black, blue, red, silver, gold
    axle: 10x135mm QR
    f/r: rear
    370g

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    Hadley Rear QR x 135mm Black Disc Hub at Balle Racing

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    ummm they don't just seem nice they are nice just like Hope, CK so all 3 are very comparable in this area.
    True no website just retailers that distribute their products.
    The weights can be found from said retailers but i'll add them here for the rear hub anyway.
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    color: black, blue, red, silver, gold
    axle: 10x135mm QR
    f/r: rear
    370g

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    Hadley Rear QR x 135mm Black Disc Hub at Balle Racing
    Not picking on you, but those are 135mm rear hubs. Looks like the only way to get their 170mm hub is the Fatback branded one? And only available as a set, it appears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmooveP View Post
    Not picking on you, but those are 135mm rear hubs. Looks like the only way to get their 170mm hub is the Fatback branded one? And only available as a set, it appears.
    Oh no worries over here i'm just presenting info or in this case options even if currently BO in black but the quality and price is there for someone if they choose this route.

    hell i may end up with hope if mine is BO for too long so it's good either way for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmooveP View Post
    Not picking on you, but those are 135mm rear hubs. Looks like the only way to get their 170mm hub is the Fatback branded one? And only available as a set, it appears.
    Fatback/Hadley hubs are available individually - but only as a special order, which will take a number of months waiting for the next production batch from Hadley. Speedway orders stock in pairs and only sells pairs from stock.
    This isn't a "you're doing it wrong" topic.

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    Sideways Cycles have 135 and 170 Hopes in stock

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    Got to put my hands on the new SnoHubs last night. Pretty light, lighter than hadley, also cheaper. Freehub was very loud, there was noticeable bearing drag and slight chunkiness on both front and rear bearings when spun. Maybe this will go away after some use? Hub flange spacing is different so a different length spoke will be needed. Don't really like the raised edges they had to put in the center of the hub shell.


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    weights and price are near idential +/- $5 if thats a concern but whats most important is quality no matter which hub one chooses. I have decided to go with CK and pretend the bill is ummmmm just for laughs.

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    Why are hope putting so much hideous etching on all their stuff these days. It looks bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    ummm they don't just seem nice they are nice just like Hope, CK so all 3 are very comparable in this area.
    True no website just retailers that distribute their products.
    The weights can be found from said retailers but i'll add them here for the rear hub anyway.
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    color: black, blue, red, silver, gold
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    f/r: rear
    370g

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    Hadley Rear QR x 135mm Black Disc Hub at Balle Racing

    Hadley (Fatback) snow hubs are 282 grams for the front (135) and 435 for the rear (170). They are heavier and more expensive than Hope. But, they are quite nice, and US made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy FitzGibbon View Post
    Hadley (Fatback) snow hubs are 282 grams for the front (135) and 435 for the rear (170). They are heavier and more expensive than Hope. But, they are quite nice, and US made.
    compare apples to apples. the discussion was for a 135mm hub and Hadley is the same price wise( $266) as i showed above along with weight 370gm

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    compare apples to apples. the discussion was for a 135mm hub and Hadley is the same price wise( $266) as i showed above along with weight 370gm
    No, this discussion is about 170mm hubs. Hope's 170mm hubs are lighter and less expensive than Hadley's are.

    Both manufacturer's standard-width hubs might be similar weight and price, but since this thread is specifically discussing wide, fat specific hubs, I don't see how that information is relevant. Comparing one manufacturer's 135mm hub to another's 170mm hub and saying that "the price and weight are the same" makes no sense at all.
    Last edited by Andy FitzGibbon; 03-24-2012 at 04:26 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy FitzGibbon View Post
    No, this discussion is about 170mm hubs. Hope's 170mm hubs are lighter and less expensive than Hope's are.

    Both manufacturer's standard-width hubs might be similar weight and price, but since this thread is specifically discussing wide, fat specific hubs, I don't see how that information is relevant. Comparing one manufacturer's 135mm hub to another's 170mm hub and saying that "the price and weight are the same" makes no sense at all.
    no where in the first 17 posts is a 170 mentioned, not even the title of the thread so for you to say it's about 170mm hubs when in fact nothing is stated makes no sense so how is one to assume it is as you say??? I wouldn't be foolish enough to make such a comparo of a 135 vs 170 knowingly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy FitzGibbon View Post
    Hope's 170mm hubs are lighter and less expensive than Hope's are.
    are you sure about this??

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    Hell even SmooveP brought it to my attention and i was still oblivious / blind to his efforts to shed light on it for me so I offer my apologies to him, Fitzgobblin and anyone else reading my dribble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    are you sure about this??
    Ha, whoops. Fixed it.

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    Thread is about the new 170mm Hope EVO 2 FatSno hub. Specs and discussion about 135mm hubs available elsewhere. Just putting it out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canardian View Post
    Thread is about the new 170mm Hope EVO 2 FatSno hub. Specs and discussion about 135mm hubs available elsewhere. Just putting it out there.
    yup after my numerous highjackin posts within the thread which i can't delete i'm thouroughly

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    These hubs would be better if they came in green
    Its there racing color but they will not sell it to you
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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    Hell even SmooveP brought it to my attention and i was still oblivious / blind to his efforts to shed light on it for me so I offer my apologies to him, Fitzgobblin and anyone else reading my dribble.
    I was trying to save you from the merciless wrath of the fatbiking community!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmooveP View Post
    I was trying to save you from the merciless wrath of the fatbiking community!
    yes indeed you were however my stubborn disposition effected my vision but if this is wrath then i'm good because in reality they were quite polite overall so thanks for the effort.

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    Someone post a link to the best deal on these to order online. Or, is LBS and QBP route the best?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AC/BC View Post
    Someone post a link to the best deal on these to order online. Or, is LBS and QBP route the best?
    How 'bout I teach you to fish instead?

    Go to Google -> Click on "More" -> Click "Shopping" -> Enter "Hope fat bike hub" -> Hit Enter -> See results -> Guess if stock status can be trusted

    Enjoy!

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    LBS is always the best route
    but than I like mine so your miles may very

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    For what it's worth, the Hadley hubs are ridiculously heavy.

    But they will probably never break aside from bearings wearing out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borgschulze View Post
    But they will probably never break aside from bearings wearing out.
    Aren't the bearings in all hubs replaced when worn out?? or at the very least serviced?

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    Here is how easy the Hopes are to service, 170mm rear will be the same as the 135mm rear

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmooveP View Post
    How 'bout I teach you to fish instead?

    Go to Google -> Click on "More" -> Click "Shopping" -> Enter "Hope fat bike hub" -> Hit Enter -> See results -> Guess if stock status can be trusted

    Enjoy!



    Believe me, I did that before I asked. Most of those sites that come up i've never heard of. I wouldn't trust my money with any of them besides the Universal Cycles link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    Aren't the bearings in all hubs replaced when worn out?? or at the very least serviced?
    I'm talking about the numerous Hope hubs with broken flanges, freehub bodies, pawls, and axles.

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    Who is breaking them?
    There used by numerous Downhill, cross country, dirt jumpers, Singlespeeders, trials riders, and recently beachriders and there is very little online issues of reliability.

    Shimano reps visited the UK way back in the early 1990s and met with John Whyte who contacted Shimano about the number of failed products here in the UKs wet gritty conditions. It showed that UK Terrain has some of the hardest erosion grit in the world like Gneiss and Granite (hence John `Whyte` own suspension designs), This maybe accounts for Shimanos rapid wear of there hubs, and success of Hope products, esp there hubs. Everyone here rates them.

    Since the Pro 2 came out they have pretty well knocked the perfect rear hub on the head with there reliability, easy owner service and warranty/out of warranty service.

    It suprised all us UK fatty owners (around 50!) when they launched inline fatty hubs as no one here expected them to show an interest
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    Quote Originally Posted by Borgschulze View Post
    I'm talking about the numerous Hope hubs with broken flanges, freehub bodies, pawls, and axles.
    I haven't seen a cracked flange or hub body for about 5 years. They beefed them up.

    If anything Hope breaks, they are usually very quick to step in and sort it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    ummm they don't just seem nice they are nice just like Hope, CK so all 3 are very comparable in this area.
    True no website just retailers that distribute their products.
    The weights can be found from said retailers but i'll add them here for the rear hub anyway.
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    color: black, blue, red, silver, gold
    axle: 10x135mm QR
    f/r: rear
    370g

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    Hadley Rear QR x 135mm Black Disc Hub at Balle Racing
    To clear up any confusion, here is what my 170mm Hadley Fatback hub weighs:

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    Anyone ever use a Hope FatSno front hub in a fork that was designed for a fat front hub, e.g., Carver carbon fork, or a Jones fork (which I plan to use)?

    If so, did you just file the axle diameter by a millimeter (going from 10mm to 9mm)? I thought I could just trade the end caps off of a rarely used normal Hope front hub, but they aren't laterally wide enough.

    Anyways, is it a big deal or not?
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    We love Hope..

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