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    Updated info on new Hope disc hub.

    Bikemagic.com had a brief write-up on the new Hope Disc hubset. It also finally had a <i>name</i> for the thing, which is nice. So we can all start calling it the "Pro 2" instead of "The mysterious new Hope disc hub with unknown specs."

    Article is here: http://www.bikemagic.com/news/article/mps/UAN/4196/v/2/ and is reprinted below.

    <i>Also new from Hope are the Pro 2 hubs. The rear has a new freehub mechanism with a pawl retainer that threads in to the hub shell - no more pawls and springs falling out at inconvenient moments. There'll be a four-pawl mechanism available with rapid take-up for trials guys, and the modular hub design means that the rear can be run with a regular 10mm quick-release axle, a 10mm Saint/Hone style axle or a 12mm through-axle. Similarly, the front hub will be convertible between 9mm QR and 20mm through-axle modes like the existing Bulb but lighter.</i>

    This is interesting news to me because the email from Hope that was posted here earlier made no mention of a fast-engaging four-pawl "trials" version, just a standard 24-point engagement version. So apparently Hope is putting out different information depending on who you talk to there. Anyway, I was happy to hear that we may still have a fast engagement option available, since the current Bulb offers 36 points. Sounds like a pretty nice package...assuming this is correct info.
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    Yeh, that's news to me. I posted the letter from Hope earlier. Hope builds quality products so I couldn't understand why they would seem to take a step backward. Seems they could be poised to take a chunk of CK's business. I have since purchased a used CK rear hub and am awaiting it's arrival.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bianchi4me
    Bikemagic.com had a brief write-up on the new Hope Disc hubset. It also finally had a <i>name</i> for the thing, which is nice. So we can all start calling it the "Pro 2" instead of "The mysterious new Hope disc hub with unknown specs."

    Article is here: http://www.bikemagic.com/news/article/mps/UAN/4196/v/2/ and is reprinted below.

    <i>Also new from Hope are the Pro 2 hubs. The rear has a new freehub mechanism with a pawl retainer that threads in to the hub shell - no more pawls and springs falling out at inconvenient moments. There'll be a four-pawl mechanism available with rapid take-up for trials guys, and the modular hub design means that the rear can be run with a regular 10mm quick-release axle, a 10mm Saint/Hone style axle or a 12mm through-axle. Similarly, the front hub will be convertible between 9mm QR and 20mm through-axle modes like the existing Bulb but lighter.</i>

    This is interesting news to me because the email from Hope that was posted here earlier made no mention of a fast-engaging four-pawl "trials" version, just a standard 24-point engagement version. So apparently Hope is putting out different information depending on who you talk to there. Anyway, I was happy to hear that we may still have a fast engagement option available, since the current Bulb offers 36 points. Sounds like a pretty nice package...assuming this is correct info.
    So, is the Pro 2 going to replace the Bulb, or be offered in addition to it? Anyone know how many points of engagement the the four pawl version will have?

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    It's too bad you are going to need some new splined tool and a vice to get at the hubs shell's drive side bearing. Same deal with DT.
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