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In Depth :: Hope RS4 Centerlock Hubs

Hope is based in the UK and designs and machines all of their hubs in their UK plant.  They’ve offered road hubs for years, and their latest Pro4 disc hubs are 11spd road compatible, so you can use them on a disc road bike, but their new RS4-CL hubs are their first road-disc specific...

Hope and ASYMs for Robert

Robert is a big guy and he was looking for some wheels that were stout and had wide rims.  We used some Hope Pro 4 hubs in boost spacing, with the optional stainless steel freehub body, and the WTB ASYM i29 rims.  The ASYM rims are asymmetric, meaning the spoke bed is offset to...

Specialized SCS Wheels – Issues & Solutions

For the latest on SCS, skip ahead to this article right here.   Disc brakes for drop-bar bikes isn’t a new thing, custom builders have been making them for ages.  However, the introduction of hydraulic disc brakes for drop bars the last few years has finally lead to industry wide adoption – every manufacturer...

Fat 650B Front Conversion for Steve

Rider: Steve P. Location: Yucaipa, CA Bike: Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Hubs: Hope Pro 4 Rims: WTB ASYM i35 650B front, Velocity Blunt 35 26″ rear Spokes: Wheelsmith DB14 Nipples: Alloy Weight: 1992g Steve has a 26″ Stumpjumper he is modifying to push it harder, and along with a 160mm fork, he’s now got a wide burly...

Disc Road for Bill

Rider: Bill B. Location: Santa Fe, NM Bike: Soma Double Cross Disc Hubs: Hope Pro 4 Rims: Pacenti SL25 Spokes: Sapim Laser Nipples: Alloy Weight: 1671g Bill uses his Soma for rides that aren’t quite right for either his road bike or his MTB.  There may be plenty of road, but he likes venturing off the pavement to...