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Hope Pro ll Front Hub

4.52/5 (21 Reviews)
Weight : 180 grams MSRP : $110.99


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Hope's lightweight Pro II front disc hub represents the next evolution in hub design with performance and durability capable of handling your aggressive style.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by nuno_machuqueiro a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2012

Strengths:    ligth

Weaknesses:    on a 20 mm has a huge play.
bearings only last 5 to 6 months


Bottom Line:   
hope + lyrik has a huge play, also on a zoki 66 SL so the problem is the hub and not from the suspension.
try some washer to minimise the problem but remains the same.
bearings only las 5 to 6 months:
1º the play is so big that probably accelerate the wear of the bearings
2º protection to the elements is no big deal, it has the cover gap and then the bearings.

here it rains only about 3 months. and does not use high-pressure washing machine.
waste of money

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Favorite Trail:   sintra

Duration Product Used:   4 years

Price Paid:    $65.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   dt swiss
shimano


Bike Setup:   SC nomad

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Shark a Cross Country Rider from Indy, IN, USA

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2012

Strengths:    Cost effective!
Relatively light.
Converts to almost any axle type you'd want easily.


Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
Great hubs!
I have them on 2 bikes and they have been great, no issues at all.

They keep the dirt & crud out very well, never have to service them because nothing gets in.

I have used them with 9mm QR, 15mm QR, and 24mm Maverick axle adapter. All fit great with no issues. As much as I would like to try out a King or Hadley some day, for the price & axle compatibility, I just can't switch from the Hope Pro II's.

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Favorite Trail:   Whole Enchilada

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Just Riding Along &

Similar Products Used:   Giant branded stock hub, Bontrager

Bike Setup:   2010 Fuel EX9
2011 9:Zero:7 Fatbike

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by BeerBikeBerm a Cross Country Rider from Fort Collins, CO

Date Reviewed: July 27, 2010

Strengths:    Light, durable (built this one up twice), well priced, any axle option you want (I have tried it in QR, 9mm thru-bolt axle w/ a standard fork, and 20mm thru-axle with a Maxle-lite Reba), fancily anodized in many colours. Easily serviced.

Weaknesses:    Using 20mm adapters seems to not allow it to roll as well, but I only noticed it when rolling the wheel on the stand. So these are not the best rolling (see DT swiss, Paul Components, etc), but good for the price.

Bottom Line:   
Other hubs do just as well, I suppose, but if you are looking for a set-it-and-forget-it option, this hub has been great. I have not used it on anything beyond 4' drops on an XC bike, and I don't weigh much, and it is a light hub, so, keep that in mind for your safety.

4 for value and there are cheaper hubs that will do what this one does, but they don't come in red, gold, silver, black, blue, gunmetal, am I missing any? I still feel a bit silly colour coordinating a mountain bike...

4 overall as I have experienced some other hubs that are on a whole-nuther level of nice (better eyelet drilling, smoother bearings, tighter construction)

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Favorite Trail:   Earls Trails, Amherst, MA

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   Online Bike Porn

Similar Products Used:   Chris king, Formula Hubs, Shimano, etc.

Bike Setup:   This hub has been on everything from a 100mm FS 26er to a fully rigid 29er SS, and nothing in between. It's a front hub, so it goes on the front.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by finch2 a Cross Country Rider from Brisbane, Australia

Date Reviewed: April 1, 2010

Strengths:    looks great, smooth rolling, options on axels

Weaknesses:    bearings have a fair bit of play in them. Really offputting.

Bottom Line:   
worth the money if there is no play in the bearings. As is I wish I got something else for my money, or could return them. Once the wheel was built up it was just too much trouble to send them back overseas to CRC. Hope weren't very helpful at the end of the day. Would have got full chillies if there was no play

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   CRC

Bike Setup:   29er with vxc's and competition spokes. Steel frame and rohloff

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joe Nation a Weekend Warrior from England

Date Reviewed: January 12, 2010

Strengths:    Build quality, choice of colours, adaptability (only hub I know that can do QR, 15mm, 20mm and 24mm through axle).

Weaknesses:    er... the bearings aren't Phil Wood?

Bottom Line:   
Quite simply the best front hub money can buy.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   Hope XC


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by forrest25 a Cross Country Rider from roseville, ca

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2009

Strengths:    looks good, holds up.

Weaknesses:    O-rings on the axle.

Bottom Line:   
Its a great hub. It has stayed true for six months now, and it has performed better then I expected. The only thing is, is that I tried to grease up the hub end pieces and the O-rings expanded and couldn't get them back into the hub. I fixed it but that was a bit annoying. That is the only complaint though.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mtnbikfrut a Racer from Washington, DC

Date Reviewed: June 12, 2009

Strengths:    price, smooth

Weaknesses:    slop in bearings

Bottom Line:   
there is a little bit of slop in the hub. I called Hope directly, they said they put in some bad bearings. Sent me some replacements right away at no charge. Great customer service, but unfortunate that I either have to replace the bearings myself or pay my bike shop to do it.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Universal Cycles


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by nhodge a Weekend Warrior from wash.-us

Date Reviewed: March 15, 2009

Strengths:    everything you'd want in front hub

Weaknesses:    there are none

Bottom Line:   
as much as i have NO use for the proII rear, i think the front is as good as you could want up front. totally accessable to maintain{grease}, totally smooth & totally
silent,although i don't know if any front hubs make any noise. i like to feel like i'm getting my moneys worth in any component & the proII is maybe the best quality for cost of any part on my bike.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $65.00

Purchased At:   red barn

Similar Products Used:   Kings, XT,LX{both junk}

Bike Setup:   '01 ventana la bruja-pushed fox rc-marz z1 light-dt swiss 5.1's, hadley rear

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Psycho Mike a Cross Country Rider from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Date Reviewed: January 24, 2009

Strengths:    Solid hub, easy to convert between 20mm and QR, variety of colors and great value for what you get.

Weaknesses:    Not as bling as a Hadley or Chris King, there are other good hubs out there for a little less if you're out to save a buck or two.

Bottom Line:   
These are a good, dependable hub made to take a lot of abuse (mud, grime, cold, wet...you get the idea) and are easily serviceable and convertible between popular axle formats. They come in a variety of colors for those who want to coordinate with their frame or whatever.

I picked this hub up for my first hand built set of wheels and they have been worth the additional investment. They have performed solidly over the last year (and I'm not the most graceful clyde (heavy) rider out there) and, although they don't garner the same wow factor as a Hadley or King hub, they are certainly superior to what I've used in the past. Hope makes a solid product with a lot of versatility and, thought I haven't had to put it to the test, I understand they really look after their customers too.

If you're after good value and quality in a hub and don't mind putting a little more money toward something that will outlast cheaper hubs...without absolutely breaking the bank...then think Hope :)

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Favorite Trail:   varies with my mood

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   Monkamoo.com

Similar Products Used:   Shimano (various levels)

Bike Setup:   Heavily modified Gary Fisher Cake 2 DLX, hand built wheels on Hope hubs

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by davytmaxx a Weekend Warrior from fife

Date Reviewed: December 30, 2008

Strengths:    good bearings
good build quality
running 15mm axle with no hassle at all
typical hope really!


Weaknesses:    none so far
typical hope really!


Bottom Line:   
excellent hub,comes in loads o colours,drillings and lets face it if anybody can come up with a reason not to buy one i bet they've never dealt with hope themselves. best company i ever dealt with when i worked in bike shops and although never had to contact them about front hubs they are so helpfull if you ever do.

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Favorite Trail:   local

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   came specced on bike

Similar Products Used:   everything from shimano,sunn and old hopes

Bike Setup:   orange p7 pro,hope mini monos

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by daredevilcsl a Weekend Warrior from Malaysia

Date Reviewed: December 26, 2008

Strengths:    - Smooth
- Great looking
- Great color variety
- Available for 9mm QR, 15mm TA QR, 20mm TA QR


Weaknesses:    - NA -

Bottom Line:   
Get this as a set as it is value for money and it is compatible with 3 different size of axle, 9mm, 15mm, and 20mm.

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Favorite Trail:   Plentong

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   XTR M975 hub

Bike Setup:   08 VIP Meta 5, 09 Fox 32 Float 15qr, 08 Fox Float RP23, 08 XT groupset, Hope Pro 2 Hub, DT Swiss EX5.1d, DT Competition Spoke.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mooms a Cross Country Rider from Durango, CO, USA

Date Reviewed: December 7, 2008

Strengths:    sealed bearings. convertible to 20mm if you're so inclined. maintenance free.

Weaknesses:    none period.

Bottom Line:   
value can't be beaten. quality build. bombproof. would highly recommend!

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Favorite Trail:   out my back door...

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   shimano, azonic, sun ringle.

Bike Setup:   Surly Karate Monkey 29er singly.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bxxer rider a Downhiller from UK

Date Reviewed: October 29, 2008

Strengths:    strong good realiable bearings smooth

Weaknesses:    not many, so little carnt think of any

Bottom Line:   
brilliant hub, well worth getting

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Favorite Trail:   leckhampton daisy bank

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   stock

Similar Products Used:   specalized Dh hub

Bike Setup:   orange patriot fr lt boxxer, junior t pro, xt deore

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by reelinfeele a Weekend Warrior from FL

Date Reviewed: October 16, 2008

Strengths:    Light, Strong, good looking

Weaknesses:    NONE

Bottom Line:   
You dont have pay high prices for quality. It is just as good if not better than cK. Look out wood.

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Favorite Trail:   NYL's

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   jenson

Similar Products Used:   Junk shimano

Bike Setup:   All Mountain

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John Smith a Downhiller from Australia

Date Reviewed: March 25, 2008

Strengths:    Light weight.. Cheap
Easy to switch between Qr and 20mm


Weaknesses:    None..

Bottom Line:   
Why buy anything else when these will do the same job of a Ck or hadley hub at half the price.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   cRc


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