Hope

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...

Bryce’s Colorful Carbon 29er Wheels

Rider: Bryce P. Location: Augusta, GA Bike: Canfield Yelli Screamy Hubs: Hope Pro 2 Evo Rims: Light-Bicycle Spokes: DT Swiss, Revolution, 3-cross lacing Nipples: DT Swiss, alloy Weight: 1,660g Bryce is a local and a friend and was looking to upgrade his wheels to something wider, lighter, and stiffer than the Shimano XT/WTB i19 wheels he was...

Steve’s Hope/Frequency i25 Wheels

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 Weight: 2,027g 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...

Kevin’s 26″ Trail Wheels

Rider: Kevin Location: Washington DC Bike: Pivot Mach 5.7c Hubs: Hope Pro 2 Evo, blue Rims: WTB, KOM i23 26″ Spokes: Wheelsmith DB14, black, 3-cross lacing Nipples: Alloy, blue Weight: 1,692g Kevin wasn’t too stoked with the wheels that came on his bike.  He wanted something with a wider and stiffer rim, and something durable since he enjoys going off to ride...