Hope Hoops Pro III SP AM-4 wheelset review

Straight-pull CNC goodness

Our rating 
4.3 out of 5 star rating 4.3
GBP £350.00 RRP | USD $518.70
Hope Hoops Pro III SP AM-4 Wheelset

Our review

Well built, intricately designed and great performing wheels from the house of Hope
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The Hope Hoops III SP AM4 wheelset uses a 32-hole straight-pull spoke layout in order to create a stiffer wheel with more accurate tensioning and a reduced chance of breaking a spoke.

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In the past, we’ve noticed that straight-pull setups have been built with so much tension that the wheel actually becomes weaker, but the Hope hoops are well built and have a stiff – but not solid –build, allowing for that all-important flex.

The hub features a four-bolt flanged setup fitted with a Hope disc rotor. This is lighter and stronger than a regular six-bolt setup because the bolts are closer to the braking surface, reducing flex and damage from knocks.

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The wheels are well built on the newer and stronger DT 5.1D rims, which will suit all but the roughest of riders, with quality DT spokes. They weigh about 950g up front and 1,100g out back, so they’re light enough to ride, but strong enough to thrash.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Pro III SP AM-4 Wheelset
Brand Hope

Rims Brand DT Swiss
Rims Model 5.1
Material Alloy CNC Machined Titanium
Weight (g) 2050
Spoke Type Round Straight Pull
Front Hub Brand Hope
Front Spoke Count 32
Rear Hub Brand Hope
Rear Spoke Count 32