Hope Pro II on Mavic XC717 mountain bike wheelset review

Tough & versatile trail hoops

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £285.00 RRP | USD $450.00
Hope Pro II on XC717 Wheelset

Our review

Classic tough trail rim, hand-built onto a reliable and versatile hub at a great price
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It turns out you can teach an old dog new tricks, as Hope’s new wheelpacks top the podium yet again.


Hope’s Pro II hub design hasn’t changed, but the body is now machined from a cold forged block for increased life.

Otherwise it’s the same noisy but super-reliable freehub, long-lived bearings and universal axle compatibility.

We’ve suffered occasional cassette gouging on the alloy freehub in extreme use but steel (singlespeed and trials) freehubs are available as upgrades.

In-house handbuilding onto the legendary Mavic XC717 disc rim creates a stiff, trustworthy wheelset.


Add 15mm adaptors, spokes, rim tape and stickers in the pack, as well as factory direct service for under £300, and you’re sorted.

Product Specifications


Name Pro II On Mavic XC717 Wheelset (09)
Brand Hope

Rims Brand Mavic
Rims Model XC-717
Weight (g) 1744
Front Hub Brand Hope
Front Hub Model Pro II
Front Wheel Weight 808
Rear Hub Brand Hope
Rear Hub Model Pro II
Rear Wheel Weight 936