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    Which Hope II Hubs for my Bike?

    Hello MTBR.

    I'm about to buy some custom wheels from Merlin's Cycles (unless anyone has a reason why I shouldn't), and I need to know what measurements to get for my bike and to accommodate a future frame/fork upgrade.

    I currently ride an Airborne Zeppelin Elite with 9mm QR front and rear (double check for me? Airborne Bicycles. Zeppelin Elite), but in the future I may want to increase my front axle size by getting a new fork and also I will probably be upgrading frames at some point. I've heard about the benefits of having a maxle up front and that sounds like a good idea to me.

    Is there any way I can upgrade to a maxle type hub and use it with my 9mm QR on the current system through some sort of conversion temporarily?

    Also, what dimension of hubs should I buy?
    You can check out all the dimensions here: Mountain Bike Disc Wheels | Merlin Cycles

    Just click the front/rear Hope 26" wheel links.

    Thanks so much!

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    Buy the ones that fit the bike you have now (so Q/R front and 135mm Q/R rear).

    Hope pro 2s can be converted afterwards to pretty much any standard by the use of adapters, which cost about 15 per set. If you get a new fork with a different axle in the future, that's the best way to do it, fitting new axle adapters is extremely easy (most are just push fit) and they fit any year/size of Pro 2.

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    What Spade said.
    I'd also add that your wheelbuilder should help you with this and make sure you get what's going to work for your needs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fix the Spade View Post
    Buy the ones that fit the bike you have now (so Q/R front and 135mm Q/R rear).

    Hope pro 2s can be converted afterwards to pretty much any standard by the use of adapters, which cost about 15 per set. If you get a new fork with a different axle in the future, that's the best way to do it, fitting new axle adapters is extremely easy (most are just push fit) and they fit any year/size of Pro 2.
    And there is no 9mm rear axle. The standard 135 QR is 10mm.
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