Hope Pro 3 SP-AM4/Stan’s ZTR Flow wheelset review£385.00

Strong, light and pimp

BikeRadar score4.5/5

The Pro 3 hub has been around for a while, but Hope’s new rim menu gives this wheelset's performance a boost.

The straight-pull hub gives a noticeably stiffer wheel than conventional J-bend spokes and the stainless steel bearings are longer lasting.

The unique four-bolt rotors save 30g per wheel over typical six bolts, dissipate heat better and warp less in mountain situations.

Add Stan’s light yet strong and stiff 28mm wide, low profile ZTR Flow rims and you’ve got an accurate, smooth, tubeless-convertible wheelset still weighing under 2kg. With universal axle compatibility and the rims costing £80 each, the full package is a bargain.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK
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