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    Hope Hubs?

    Evo Pro 2 Hope Hubs....I'm thinking about buying a pair. Any thoughts?

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    I've been running Hope Pro 2 hubs for 5 years and a set of Hope Pro 2 EVO hubs for a few months and they've been great. The hubs have really good engagement, convertible to all of the standards and super easy to maintain. Hope is a great company to deal with as well. You won't be disappointed, that's for sure.

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    They are one of the most durable hubs you can buy. Large stainless steel bearings throughout.

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    Great hubs.
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    Hope Hubs?

    I think they're good hubs, are adaptable, come in lots of colors, relatively light, easy to maintain, and affordable. But as a heavier rider (~230 lbs) who does a lot of granny gear grinding climbs, I have broken a freehub body and blown apart a couple of the cartridge bearings in a year. Hope's customer service is pretty good, and they replaced the alloy freehub body with a steel one at my request. The guys at my LBS shook their head at the abuse I've given that hub, so my experience might be an outlier.

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    Thank you all---I'm going to go ahead an order a pair.

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    I was suprised at how much bigger the bearings were then let's say a ZTR house hub or American Classic hub.

    I'm really glad I have a set of the Hope Pro 2 EVO for the 6" travel AM bike instead of the ZTR hubs.

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    I have a set on my DH bike and a set on my 5" bike. I give them a B+. You will notice the difference if you pay up for a Hadley or King. However, at their price point the hope is the best.

    Main issue with the 20mm front hub is the conversion caps. I much prefer a hub built specifically to the spec I need. Caps are a bit of an annoyance when removing the wheel. And the hope caps have a bit of metal on metal contact with the bearing seats. Grinds just a bit when you spin them in your hand. Perhaps not a major issue on the bike but I like silky smooth bearing action.

    the rear hub: only complaint is the engagement. It is clunky. not on par with a hadley or chris king. of course Hope is about 1/2 the cost and lighter.

    check out chainreactioncycles. they seem to have the best pricing on hope hubs.
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