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Jonathan’s Hope & KOMs

Rider: Jonathan I. Location: Hewitt, NJ Bike: Gary Fisher HiFi Deluxe Hubs: Hope Pro 2 Evo Rims: WTB KOM i23 Spokes: DT Swiss, Competition, 3-cross Nipples: Alloy Weight: 1,838g Another Hope Pro 2 Evo and WTB KOM i23 build!  This is a popular combo because the hubs will do it all – fast engagement, future proof convertible axles, and...

AJ’s 29er Wheels

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...

Jeremie’s Strong Rear 29er Wheel

Rider: Jeremie Location: Quebec, Quebec Bike: Cannondale Flash Carbon 29er Hub: Chris King Iso, gold Rim: Nox Composites AM29 Spokes: Wheelsmith, DB14, silver – 3-cross lacing Nipples: Wheelsmith, brass, silver Weight: 983g Jeremie was looking for a stronger and more reliable rear wheel.  He had problems in the past with both hub reliability and...