Hope Pro 3 RS SP Carbon road wheelset review

Tough mid-weight wheels

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
£995.00 RRP
Hope Pro 3 RS SP Carbon wheelset

Our review

OK rims on excellent hubs and spokes create a loud, but super-tough, mid-weight package
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All-weather warriors will love these super tough, mid-weight, high-value all-rounders. The rims themselves are a standard, slightly curved 50mm-deep full-carbon set, with average braking and aerodynamics, rather than the latest chubby-style rims. They handle okay in light winds though and they’re strong enough for heavy riders or even winter cyclo-cross use.

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Hope’s Lancashire-made Pro 3 hubs use stainless steel bearings behind MTB-developed seals for a very long-lived smoothness. Top-quality Sapim CX Ray bladed spokes are hand-finished for a tight and reliably robust result. At under 1,500g they’re reasonably light and responsive for all-round use, and pricing is good for the quality. QR skewers cost extra though, and some testers found the loudly echoing freehub too much to bear.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Pro 3 RS SP Carbon wheelset (11)
Brand Hope

Weight (g) 1473
Front Wheel Weight 678
Rear Wheel Weight 819