Hope Pro II Hub Set Review

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Review by: Robb Sutton (198)
Original Article found here: Hope Pro II Hub Set Review | Mountain Biking by 198

Hope Pro II Hubs

Wheels are one of the most important components on a mountain bike. When deciding on which wheelset to purchase for your mountain bike, you need to choose your hub set very carefully. Not all hubs are created equal and at different price points, there are a different features.

When I received the Fox Talas 140 RLC 15QR TA fork in from Fox Racing, I needed a front hub that would take care of the 15mm front axle duties. After a call into Hope Technologies, I had a set of black Hope Pro 2 hubs in ready for review.

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HUB SPECS

Front

The all new Pro ll hub has sealed cartridge bearings and can be swapped from 20mm to QR or maverick axles with the minimum of fuss.

Weight – 180g

Rear

The all new Pro2 range of hubs include a further development of our proven ratchet mechanism. This features a one piece 7075 aluminum rotor body and pawl carrier. Four pawls engage into a twenty-four tooth steel ratchet which is fixed into the hub shell and is sealed with a frictionless, non contact labyrinth seal. The axle runs on four cartridge bearings. The hub shell is machined from a solid billet of 2014 T6 aluminum.

Weight: 295g
Bearing type: Cartridge (5 off)
Hub Body: 2014 T6 aluminum
Cassette body: Aluminum
Ratchet type: 4 pawl (24 point engagement)

Hope also has these hubs available in several different colors, so get with your LBS on which set will best fit your needs.

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  • The gouging of the cassette body is what turns me off. I really want to build a set of wheels with these but I could not live with a cassette boy that is so easily damaged. Hope really needs to offer a stainless or titanium option on this hub. Yes, it would come with a price and weight penalty but the durability would make up for it in my opinion. Other than the cassette body these things are awesome. Light and easy to service.

  • rdcL.be says:

    Hope actually does make and sell a steel body to replace the standard aluminum one.

  • jeng says:

    I have a rear wheel with a pro II on Mavic XM 321. The grooving in the cassette body is more than slight on mine. I had to hammer off the cassette last time I removed it. Other than that it’s a great hub. I prefer the White Industries MI6 hubs though.

  • Guitar Ted says:

    So, Hope is now offering caps for 15mm through axles? I thought there was only the QR or 20mm through axle set ups. The information here is a bit confusing.

  • J Clark says:

    Yes, the hubs are good, but what about the poor grammar and spelling of the reviewer? Surely MTBR could hire some “descent” writers, or at least a proof reader, to do a better job than this.

  • GT…

    The front hub is available in QR, 15mm and 20mm versions.

  • the heckler says:

    been running these for several years. just keep up with the maintenance recommended and they should work great. tougher than white even though they pretty much use the same rear pawl design. thier customer service is top notch…

  • DT says:

    I disagree that the engagement of the hub is average or below average. I did not find it to be slow. It is not instantaneous like a King but it is certainly not a hindrance. It does have a very solid and positive feel to it as mentioned.
    The cassette body gouging is a problem just like King’s.

  • rdcL.be says:

    Robb!

    The front hub is available in 9mm QR, 15mm & 20mm thru axle and 24mm Maverick 24/7 axle diameters.

  • yourdaguy says:

    What he means to say is that the front hub is convertible between all those formats just by changing the end caps.

  • ah an says:

    got open hand at rear hub ya??? i c dt swiss got rear open hand

  • Dennis says:

    Will this hub fit fine on a blk mrkt mob frame?

  • Lumberjake says:

    I assume the hubs don’t come stock with the conversion end caps. Pity because forking out an extra $25 for it sucks. It may not be much but I am poor and little things like this bug me. What could it possibly cost them?

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