Rider: Steve M.
Location: Birmingham, AL
Bike: Trek X-Caliber
Hubs: Hope Pro 2 Evo
Rims: WTB Frequency i25 29er
Spokes: DT Swiss, Competition, 3-cross lacing
Nipples: DT Swiss, alloy, silver
Steve is somewhat new to MTBing, but he’s clearly hooked! The stock wheels on his bike are not holding up to his riding style, constantly going out of true and he’s had a few broken spokes. Steve wanted something that was strong and durable, and also tubeless. The Frequency i25 rims are tough and stiff at a reasonable weight, and they’re wide with a nice 25mm inner width. UST-ish tubeless bead makes tubeless set up easy. The Hope hubs are a great do-it-all hubset that comes in several colors, has fast engagement, and convertible axles. The gunsmoke color is one of my favorites from Hope, and they look great paired with the Frequency rims with silver nipples and some red Built By Southern Wheelworks decals.