Alternatives to Hope Pro 2 EVO Rear Wheel

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Alternatives to Hope Pro 2 EVO Rear Wheel

Postby sdavies141 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 20:00 pm

Hi All,

I just got a Pro 2 evo wheel on a mavic 521, pretty miffed that I needed to buy a new block (one with an aluminum carrier) and now having spent £200 + i have to buy a QR skewer ..... just feels like I am being ripped off!

So plan to refund the wheel and get a better value alternative ...... please let me know alternate rear wheel options that you can use a standard shimano block etc.

Only proviso is that I need to get it from Evans as I have a voucher for the wheel so it can't be Super Star!

Really appreciate the help!

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Re: Alternatives to Hope Pro 2 EVO Rear Wheel

Postby estampida » Thu Nov 08, 2012 20:43 pm

so you dont have to use 1 but its recommended

http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/CAS ... ed___11_32

cheap as a normal cassette

but superstar or summit like that (mavic is the natural choice but the crossride you will get is no real comparison)

oh and you will need to buy tools to service the freehub as hope is no tools required.........

you will need to put your hand in your pocket at some point......... and the hope wheel is worth keeping and you should have a qr from the old wheel aready

unless you bought a wheel and dont have a bike........

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Re: Alternatives to Hope Pro 2 EVO Rear Wheel

Postby benpinnick » Thu Nov 08, 2012 21:05 pm

See what roval wheels they have. They're pretty good. Otherwise, if they do them, American classic.
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Re: Alternatives to Hope Pro 2 EVO Rear Wheel

Postby Giraffoto » Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:45 pm

sdavies141 wrote:Hi All,

I just got a Pro 2 evo wheel on a mavic 521, pretty miffed that I needed to buy a new block (one with an aluminum carrier) and now having spent £200 + i have to buy a QR skewer ..... just feels like I am being ripped off!


You shouldn't need to buy a new block with an alloy carrier - you're just going to get some scuff marks on the freehub where no one can see them. Lots of people (I'm one!) have steel-bodied cassettes on a Hope aluminium freehub.

And a decent skewer such as a Shimano Deore is about a fiver.
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Re: Alternatives to Hope Pro 2 EVO Rear Wheel

Postby cooldad » Fri Nov 09, 2012 13:04 pm

Giraffoto wrote:And a superb skewer such as a Shimano Deore is about a fiver.

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Re: Alternatives to Hope Pro 2 EVO Rear Wheel

Postby scale20 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 18:10 pm

You could have specified a stainless freehub on the hopes for your build, I do, They make more noise but the cassette doesn't stick to it. It also depends on how anal you are about the weight of stuff.
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Re: Alternatives to Hope Pro 2 EVO Rear Wheel

Postby sdavies141 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 19:43 pm

Thanks for the replies chaps, I will investigate the options


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