Dymag Carbon Clincher wheels review£990.00

Hoops built on Hope

BikeRadar score3/5

We’ve always liked Hope hubs for their durability and easy servicing. Dymag’s full carbon clinchers are built on Hope’s latest RS Monos, with a spectacularly loud freehub.

    Spoke tensions weren’t especially even, but standard J-bend spokes and sensible external brass nipples mean repairs are cheap and straightforward, and the hubs can be re-used when the rims wear out. The rather old-school rim section is quick enough in a straight line but twitchy in crosswinds. Braking is grabby, but we didn’t have Dymag’s recommended pads, so we’ll reserve judgement.

    This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

    Matthew Allen

    Senior Technical Writer, UK
    Former bike mechanic, builder of wheels, hub fetishist and lover of shiny things. Likes climbing a lot, but not as good at it as he looks.
    • Age: 27
    • Height: 174cm / 5'8"
    • Weight: 53kg / 117lb
    • Waist: 71cm / 28in
    • Chest: 84cm / 33in
    • Discipline: Road, with occasional MTB dalliances
    • Preferred Terrain: Long mountain climbs followed by high-speed descents (that he doesn't get to do nearly often enough), plus scaring himself off-road when he outruns his skill set.
    • Current Bikes: Scott Addict R3 2014, Focus Cayo Disc 2015, Niner RLT 9
    • Dream Bike: Something hideously expensive and custom with external cables and a threaded bottom bracket because screw you bike industry.
    • Beer of Choice: Cider, please. Thistly Cross from Scotland
    • Location: Bristol, UK

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