Rider: Chris L.
Location: Edmond, OK
Bike: Giant Trance 27.5
Hubs: Hope Pro 2 Evo
Rims: WTB ASYM i35 27.5/650B
Spokes: DT Swiss Competition
Nipples: Brass
Weight: 2149g

Chris got into riding to get into shape and has lost a lot of weight since then, but his stock wheels are about done, so it was time for an upgrade.  The Hope hubs have fast engagement, are made in the UK, and the axles are easily convertible.  The WTB ASYM i35 rims are really wide and will pair very nicely with the 2.3″ and 2.5″ wide tires Chris is using, and the offset spoke bed raises the tension on the low tension side of each wheel.

WTB's wide ASYM i35 rims
WTB’s wide ASYM i35 rims
Hope hubs and WTB ASYM i35 rims
Hope hubs and WTB ASYM i35 rims
Hope Pro 2 Evo rear hub in blue.
Hope Pro 2 Evo rear hub in blue.