Rider: AJ N.
Location: Shelby, NC
Bike: Kona Taro
Hubs: Hope Pro 2 Evo
Rims: WTB KOM i23
Spokes: DT Swiss, Competition, 3-cross
Nipples: DT Swiss, alloy
Weight: 1,832g

AJ was looking for the same wheels most MTBers are looking for: reasonably light weight for climbing, but good stiffness and durability for bombing the downhills.  We used a tried and true combo of parts to make the perfect do-it-all wheelset at a great price point.  The Hope hubs are made in the UK and are totally convertible and adaptable to every drivetrain and axle type.  The KOM rims strike a great balance of width, weight, and stiffness and strength.  AJ wanted blue hubs and nipples to add some color.  Enjoy ’em AJ!

Hope Pro 2 Evo front hub

Hope Hubs KOM rims

 

WTB KOM i23

Hope Pro 2 Evo Rear Hub