Hope Hoops Pro 3 SP-XC3 mountain bike wheelset review

Light, race-ready wheels

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
£385.00 RRP
Hope Hoops Pro 3 SP-XC3 wheelset

Our review

Riders looking for a light, racy set of value wheels should look no further
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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. 

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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.

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This article was originally published in What Mountain Bike magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Product Specifications

Product

Name PRO3 SP-XC3 wheelset (12)
Brand Hope

Weight (g) 1423
No of Holes (Front) 24
No of Holes (Rear) 24