This wheelset from Lancashire alloy-turners Hope Technology blends new-age wheel technology with old-fashioned, high-quality tradition. Key to this lightweight 1,423g wheelset are Hope’s own Pro 3 hubs with their unique tri-arm rotor design.
The hubs are among the lightest you’ll ﬁnd, but on the downside it means you’re stuck using Hope’s own, admittedly effective and durable, Pro-3-speciﬁc discs. The hubs use Hope’s four-pawl ratchet, 24-tooth engagement cassette body, which is both fast to pick up and loud.
Hope spec the Pro 3 with 24 Sapim spokes and brass nipples, on Stan’s ZTR Crest tubeless rims. Our test wheels have had a rough life, living outside 24/7 and being asked to deal with harsher riding than maybe they should, but they’ve needed only the most minor spoke adjustment.