I figured that I'd share the infoz I got from a buddy:
wheelset deal - Hope Pro2 Evos/crests - $350 shipped
I'm in the early stages of a Spearfish build for this season, and have been contemplating what I was going to do for wheels.
I thought about rebuilding around my Kings on my 26er, but I was still looking at $400 for the Carbon hoops I was looking at, plus spokes and nips. And my hubs are red,which would was effing up my Feng shui on the blue highlights on the frame.
I randomly came across a thread pointing out the Hope-built Hope-Hoops wheels on wiggle.com - black Hope Pro2 evo hubs, ZTR Crest 29's, Sapim spokes. Shipped to the US for free, applied a 12% discount code I found online. $350 shipped.
That's pretty much a steal for what my math says shouldbe a sub 1700gram 29er wheelset, if you can get in under the 190lb Crest rider limit. I'm on the bleeding edge right now, should be lighter in the summer. Heck - the Hope hubs cost ~$280 by themselves,and Crest hoops are still $85 each. Even if I fold one, I'm not out a lot, IMO.
If you want a set - go to wiggle.com and look in the wheels category - you'll find them. You order front and rear separately. The "SP" series are straight pull versions of the hubs, I stayed away from em.
12% off promo code is 12EXTRA
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