Hope’s new road wheels aren’t light, but you won’t find many tougher options. Hope’s hubs need no introduction to mountain bikers, and the Pro3 hubs here bring the same super-sealed, easily serviced performance to the road.
They’re handbuilt into complete wheels on site which, with the super-positive freehub, makes them a cracking choice for powerful or high-mileage riders. The full carbon tub rim is a lot lighter than the alloy-rimmed clincher version, meaning they’re an okay weight.
They feel on the steady rather than lively side though, and there’s a bit of softness if you really push them hard. Braking is okay and compatible brake blocks are supplied. Skewers and bags are extra though.
Pro 5.0 Carbon Tub (10)
tub wheel. Straight pull hub design, Sapim CX Ray spokes, stainless bearings, alloy freehub, 4 pawl ratchet, 24/20 hole drilling,