Do the CNC machines in Barnoldswick, UK ever get to rest? Apparently not – Hope has unleashed a slew of fresh shiny bits for 2016 at Eurobike this week, including the all-new Pro 4 hubset, new direct-mount chainrings, dedicated DH-specific components and, after years of teasing, that lustworthy wide-range cassette. Let the alloy and steel chips fly, indeed.
Meet the new Pro 4
One of the best things about the current Hope Pro 3 hubset is its incredible versatility, being adaptable for nearly any axle and cassette configuration. Hope has expanded on that trait with the new Pro 4, including a slightly longer freehub body dimension that’s now compatible with 11-speed cassettes from Shimano, SRAM, and Campagnolo. To offset the closer spoke flange spacing, Hope has increased the flange diameter for what the company claims is actually a net improvement in wheel stiffness compared with the Pro 3.
Hope will offer the new pro 4 hubs in both standard and boost spacings: hope will offer the new pro 4 hubs in both standard and boost spacings