Hope Pro ll Rear Hub

DESCRIPTION

Hope's lightweight Pro II rear disc hub represents the next evolution in hub design with performance and durability capable of handling your aggressive style.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jan 09, 2014]
EddyKilowatt
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Decent value, easy to service. Not much to say about a hub, I'm not too fussed about the POEs.

Weakness:

Alloy freehub body distorted and got chewed up by the ratchet ring in about 18 months... and I'm no clyde or singlespeeder, just an XC geezer. Symptom was ever-more syncopated clicking from the freehub... it never slipped or stranded me. I mailed pics to Hope and they promptly sent the steel equivalent part, which has been fine for two years now. Guess it might be a bit of specsmanship on their part since the alloy part is ounces lighter (it's a fair-sized chunk of metal) and probably doesn't fail for many customers.

B+++, would buy again though.

[Dec 10, 2013]
TeamGomez

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

a quality hub at a *reasonable* price. Beautiful machine work.

Weakness:

None so far

I've read tons of reviews that knock these hubs for their noisy freewheel as though it is insanely loud.

It isn't.

It is on par with the majority of road hubs as far as 'noisy' and nowhere near the eardrum splitting cacophony I expected to hear. The sound is just what I hoped for: enough to let folks down-trail know I'm comin'!

They simply look just beachin', too. Nothing wrong with that!

[Oct 26, 2013]
max_lombardy

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Nice quality
Easy to convert axle format
Easily serviceable with basic skills and tools
Good color choice
Loud (if that's your thing)

Weakness:

Not the nicest out there
Engagement could be better
Loud (if that's not your thing)

I've ridden a lot of hubs over the years, some good, others not so much. For quality, my top choice is King. Although at first I was really into the loud hubs, I loved the CK buzz... I have come to appreciate a more stealth hub sound. Minor gripe really, and a personal choice. These are on par with others like DT Swiss and Shimano, but not quite to the level of the likes of Hadley, King or i9. They also cost a lot less. Bottom line, it's a solid hub that looks good and is reasonably priced. Tics almost all of the boxes for me. I've had 2 sets of these, the Pro IIs and Pro II evos. Good stuff.

[Nov 20, 2012]
mdcrisp

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

You can't beat the quality, great seals and bearings, and ease of service of the hub. Furthermore the strength of the pawl and drive mechanism is awesome. (Has to be the largest the largest pawls on any Mtn. Hub)

Weakness:

Less point of contact than some other designs.

Have had the hubs now all season, and recently snapped the rear axle. Hope is sending me a new improved axle free. They were extremely helpful and nice on the phone. I rarely take the time to write reviews about products or companies, but after how friendly and nice they were about my situation and overnighting me a new axle I feel compelled to say what a great customer service experience.

[Oct 21, 2012]
40er
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Best value hub out there. They roll great, convertible, good array of colors available, and great sound.

Weakness:

Engagement does have some slack with only 24t. I do have a SS set which is an offset 4 pawl engagement, thus making it virtually a 48t.

Hope hubs have become my hubs of choice, primarily due to its quality to price. It's egagement does need to improve to be compared in the CK category. However, in general a good value hub, and love the sound!!

[Jun 20, 2012]
darkos

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

stiff bolt-in hub, easy to get replacement parts, strong and reliable.
Noise.

Weakness:

Drag on this hub is noticable and it has only 24 engagement points.
bolt-in hub is 330g (10% more than claimed weight)

Overall nice hub, but price is to high considering weaknesses.

[Jun 04, 2012]
Lucid
All Mountain Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

The construction of the hubs. They are incredibly easy to service; also the hubs can be easily and quickly adapted to fit various axle sizes. Hope also has great customer support. Also, who can deny the attraction of anodized goodies in your choice of colors?

Weakness:

The only weakness I found over the years was remedied about 3 years ago. The old pawl springs would corrode and break after a bit; Hope is now using a different material for the springs and after 3 years I have not had one break.

I like to try my products out for a bit before giving a review. I have 3 sets of wheel with hope hubs on them. None have had any issues, I ride my bikes hard and my wheel sets take a beating. I often have to cross creeks, and I don't let wet trails deter my riding, because of these tendencies my hubs need to be bomb proof and easy to service at home. The Hope Pro II hubs fulfill both of these requirements.

Similar Products Used:

The only other hubs that I have ever owned were XT, they were very dependable but heavy.

[Aug 15, 2011]
SimpleJon
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Bomb proof so far (XC easy AM), Loud, Price, ease of maintenance, easily converted to different axle sizes, good coasting

Weakness:

Could do with more points of engagement, Cassette chews up Freehub body a bit

For the price I reckon this is the best hub you can buy. I have not had an issue with it.
The local trails usually involve 25 to 30km XC type double track through paddies and plantations then 10 to 20Km of steepish jungle single track roots, rocks etc which the hubs have handled fine.
They are easy to strip down and inspect / clean. Easy to get replacement parts at a reasonable price.
I would say the engagement is not as quick as some (DT 240's, CKs) but solid when it does engage and the Al freehub body gets chewed up by the cassette, but can easily be replaced.
I wouldn't use it (or any other pawl design hub for that matter) for aggressive DH / DJ but for the price you can't go wrong

Similar Products Used:

Chris Kings, DT 240's, Shimano

[Jul 17, 2011]
Inuitbiker
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Smooth rolling
Easy to convert axle sizes
Loud

Weakness:

None yet

Good buy. Spins great out of the box. No more drag issues. Great engagements from trackstand stops or sudden accelerations. Lite. Lets people in front of you that know that they should keep pedaling.

Tons better than my DT Swiss (piece of junk that keeps breaking pawls every few months and skips)

[Jun 09, 2011]
alexkraemer
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Great engagement (48 pts)
Bolt-on
Mini-cassette can accomodate 8 10s cogs for 1x8 setup

Weakness:

None really

**This review is for the SS/Trials version.** Best SS hub for the money. Steel cassette body wide enough to accomodate 8 cogs (10s), great engagement (48pts), and solid bolting mechanism. For $220 retail, there is no lighter hub with more engagement. For comparison:

CK/I9/etc - More expensive and heavier (72/108 pt not noticable over 48)
DT 240 - More expensive, less engagement, AL freehub (but lighter)
Am Classic - More expensive, lighter, but less engagement (AL freehub)
Freewheel style - Cheaper but heavier and engagement limited unless you spring for a $90 WI freewheel.

Super versatile hub, engineered the right way with steel in the right places (i.e. freehub). Highly recommend to anyone building up ANY rear wheel, 1x6/7/8 or SS.

Similar Products Used:

Random shimano junk

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