Hope’s latest SPXC3 wheels are their lightest ever. They have tough DT XR4.2D rims, but with only 24 straight pull spokes either end. This drops weight dramatically, although there’s noticeable ﬂex under heavier riders.
The quick release-only hubs use the same excellent, proven seals and stainless bearings as the Pro 3 hubs, but with unique three arm rotors supplied ‘free’. Based on two 160mm rotors this saves up to 80g against six bolts or XTR Centerlock, making them impressively light for the price.
There are replacement downsides, but Hope customer service is exemplary in the UK and standard six-bolt Pro 3 SP wheels (1,645g) are available.