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    New question here. Hope Pro 2 or Hope Pro 2 Evo for a new wheelset?

    Hi there,
    I am getting a new wheelset, and I am wondering about the hubs.
    Ive got quotes for a wheelset with the Pro 2 hubsets and a quote for a wheelset with Pro 2 Evo. The price difference is not that steep, so I am wondering what is the real difference between both and which should I get. I want them to last long, something , at least 5 to 10years.

    Which are the best? and what are the disadvantages or advantages of both?

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    i think the difference is the evo has stainless steel bearings

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    They've redesigned the internals a little bit too. I believe the EVO rear QR hub is now built around a 12mm axle instead of a 10mm axle internally, so it is easily converted with just a set of end caps to 10x135, 12x135 and 12x142

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    http://www.justridingalong.com/news/...evo-whats-new/

    Get the EVO... the improvements are warranted.

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    As I understand the prior Pro 2 when it needed to be converted one needed to change the entire axle, right?

    And the new evos just need a cap change.

    Stainlees steel sounds good = less maintenance perhaps?

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    I just did this and bought EVO for the rear and the prior Pro 2 for the front. Ordered from Chain Reaction Cycles and got great pricing. The old Pro 2 front hubs can be had for great bargains right now - in fact I'll wager you could buy them plus a stainless bearing replacement for the cost of an EVO front. Though the smart move is to wait on the stainless bearings until you actually need them, and my money is on you never needing to buy replacement bearings so it's money saved.

    Fred

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    I learned a lot from this thread! Im planning to build a wheelset too with a niner 12mm x 135mm maxle at rear. Good thing evos just need endcaps to convert my qr to 12mm!great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LGavin View Post
    Good thing evos just need endcaps to convert my qr to 12mm!great!
    Evos also have a stronger rear axle.

    If you're planning to use a 12mm rear axle (or may do in the future) get the Evos, old Pro 2s had a habit of snapping when used with stepped 12mm axles that didn't support the hub along it's whole width.

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    the pro2 does indeed need a new axle if you convert. FWIW my 10mm rear pro2 recently snapped its axle in half. I'm using the Hadley 10mm thru bolt set up. (Hope took care of me for free, GREAT c/s!)

    If buying right now, and price being about equal I'd go with the EVO for sure, just for the simplicity of converting. On second thought, if buying right now, I'd get Hadleys.

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