Hope Pro II on Mavic XC717 mountain bike wheelset £285

Tough & versatile trail hoops

BikeRadar score4.5/5

It turns out you can teach an old dog new tricks, as Hope’s new wheelpacks top the podium yet again.

Hope’s Pro II hub design hasn’t changed, but the body is now machined from a cold forged block for increased life.

Otherwise it’s the same noisy but super-reliable freehub, long-lived bearings and universal axle compatibility.

We’ve suffered occasional cassette gouging on the alloy freehub in extreme use but steel (singlespeed and trials) freehubs are available as upgrades.

In-house handbuilding onto the legendary Mavic XC717 disc rim creates a stiff, trustworthy wheelset.

Add 15mm adaptors, spokes, rim tape and stickers in the pack, as well as factory direct service for under £300, and you’re sorted.

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