We’ve always liked Hope hubs for their durability and easy servicing. Dymag’s full carbon clinchers are built on Hope’s latest RS Monos, with a spectacularly loud freehub.
Highs: Top hubs, standard parts
Lows: Crosswind behaviour
Spoke tensions weren’t especially even, but standard J-bend spokes and sensible external brass nipples mean repairs are cheap and straightforward, and the hubs can be re-used when the rims wear out. The rather old-school rim section is quick enough in a straight line but twitchy in crosswinds. Braking is grabby, but we didn’t have Dymag’s recommended pads, so we’ll reserve judgement.