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Hope Pro 2 Evo Rear Hub

3.5/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $213.99

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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Shredmonkey a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: August 21, 2014

Strengths:    Durability, color choice, great value!

Weaknesses:    Slow engagement.

Bottom Line:   
A great buy two years in! Had em laced up to a pair of Stans flows over two years ago and have not touched them since.
They're still rolling fast and smooth as when new and I've put them to good use thrashing up and down singletrack all over the Colorado Rockies. Yea they don't engage as quickly as more expensive hubs but it has never been an issue for me.

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Favorite Trail:   Colorado trail

Duration Product Used:   2 years

Bike Setup:   2011 trance x2 w/ 140mm float fork and said wheel set.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Bryan Wharton

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2014

Strengths:    Good price point, parts availability, easy to work on.

Weaknesses:    Bearing quality - terrible

Bottom Line:   
Had mine for six months, riding for 6 hours per week max, had both outboard bearings in the free wheel fail. After being given the run around by wiggle finally managed to get a warranty replacement free hub.
Replaced another set of bearings after 4 months use, and now after just over 14 months use the same bearings have again failed rendering the hub useless.
I have today ordered another brand. I believe that given my experience over the past year that tis hub has some major problems, my best guess is that the manufacturing tolerances are no where near good enough. If you buy one plan on a very short life span!

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Phil S. McKracken

Date Reviewed: May 7, 2014

Strengths:    Price

Weaknesses:    Sa-LOW engagement
WEAK internals

Bottom Line:   
'Harry Hardtail' is a MOron.
Of course these Hope's can't compete with CK's, or I9's for that matter.
Obviously Mr. 'Hardtail' has an inferiority complex, thus he needs to shout from the mountain tops that everything he owns is 'The Best'.
I've owned a set of 'em for about a year, and while you might not notice how slow they are to engage if all you ever ride on are either the stock hubs on your <$3k bike, or the Hope's, and you might not notice how weak the internals are if you're a spandex-wearing, fire-road riding sissy-mary, but if/when you ride your mid-travel MTB for what it was designed for, and you do so multiple times per week, you'll start noticing how much 'maintenance' they actually require, and if you spend any time on a set of CK's and/or I9's, you'll kick yourself for not spending the extra couple-hundred $$ on 'em to begin with.
Hope obviously could EASILY improve their hubs, but apparently they don't feel the need to since they sell enough as it is

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by jcitizen1 a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: October 21, 2013

Strengths:    Feels strong, looks good, sounds amazing

Weaknesses:    Freehub

Bottom Line:   
i bought this hub as part of a hope hoops/stans flow build, and for the money i felt like i was getting the best deal. unfortunately in two seasons i've gone through 2 freehubs (both cracked), and i'm not doing epic 4 hour rides regularly, and i don't have legs of steel. i ride about 2-3 times a week for about 8-9 months a year, and maybe 15-20 on an average ride, on advanced terrain, not expert gnar. had a set of xt hubs that were pretty much problem free for a few seasons, so i can't say i'm impressed.

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Similar Products Used:   XT, Fire-Eye, Mavic

Bike Setup:   Badass lil' On-One 456 Evo

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Gabe S. a Racer

Date Reviewed: April 12, 2013

Strengths:    Very durable.Good price.Easy axle conversion .Love the clicky noise!

Weaknesses:    Bearings.One of the bearing from the 5 been rough from the beginning .Probably they demaged at the installation ...

Bottom Line:   
All together it's a good hub.Has more resistance than usually other hubs.Reason being is this hub has stronger springs and craws than other ones but by this the hub is bullet proof !Make sure you check the bearings every 300-400 miles .IMO using less grease in the freehub makes it smoother .Too much grease will make the hub provide more resistance .But I think it's true with all the other brands as well...

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Duration Product Used:   3000+

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   XTR,ZTR,

Bike Setup:   Superfly 100

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by MartinS a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: February 23, 2013

Strengths:    Great quality for price, reasonably durable. EVO's axle standard swapping is easier than PRO 2's. Decent colour choices except if you want green. They make green, they just won't sell it to you...

Weaknesses:    Engagement is falling behind, I wish they had the option to have quicker engagement like their trials hubs. Alloy freehub body seems softer than other brands (which do cost more) and more prone to notching.
My EVO hubs bearings were not smooth from new and getting warranty for them in Canada was more trouble than it was worth, just riding them into the ground and will replace them later.

Bottom Line:   
Hope's are great hubs. Not perfect, but for their calibre and price they are hard to beat. Hope keeps up with ever changing standards and parts are easy to get. The EVO's bearings are apparently improved, but as mentioned mine were not smooth at all, they felt like they had been damaged when installed. I bought mine from CRC and getting replacement bearings wasn't overly easy so I gave up. They still spin and as I'm not racing I can live with them for now - good thing is that repalcements are reasonable when I choose to do it.

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Duration Product Used:   1 year

Purchased At:   CRC

Similar Products Used:   I9's, XTR, Hope Bulbs, Funn Bullitt.

Bike Setup:   Banshee Prime

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Allrotor13b a Downhiller

Date Reviewed: October 12, 2012

Strengths:    Service in minutes
Conversion kits for any axle type and ease of said conversion
Color options
Straight-pull option

Weaknesses:    Ratchet could be 36-tooth, i think, but other than that, none whatsoever

Bottom Line:   
Hope is the go-to for quality at an affordable price. This is a prime example of value. i just can not say enough good things about Hope and with the exception of brakes (i like Shimano here), every component that Hope makes IS Hope on my rigs.

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Favorite Trail:   All of them

Duration Product Used:   Years

Price Paid:    $325.00

Purchased At:   Wiggle.com

Similar Products Used:   DT, Shimano

Bike Setup:   Trek 3900 (Hardtail)
Marzocchi 2012 55CR Fork
Hope Headset
Hope DH Stem
Answer Pro Taper AM .5" Risers
Hope PRO II evo SP Hubs on Mavic EX721 rims (Hope Hoops)
Shimano Saint (M810) Crank
Hope Stainless Bottom Bracket
Hope 40T Chainring
e*13 LG1+ Guide
Shimano XT (M770) Shifter
Shimano Saint (M810) Rear Derailleur
Shimano Saint Cassette (11-28)
Shimano XT Chain
Shimano XT (M785) Brakes w/ 203mm Front, 180mm Rear IceTech rotors
Kenda Nevegal 2.5 Front, 2.35 Rear

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by harryhardtail a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: September 13, 2012

Strengths:    everything, easy to work on, sealed bearing and bomb Proof. best damn Hub you can buy! when you figure the price for a chris king this beats that ! half the price for just as great quality.

Weaknesses:    ITS NOT A CHRIS KING ! so if your into names forget it.

Bottom Line:   
If you want a great hub that is easy to maintain or not maintian the damn thing is bomb proof and will keep going. beat the heck out of it and it will take more. BUY IT !!!!!!!!

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Price Paid:    $266.00

Purchased At:   handspun

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