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Hope Splined Ti-Guide Hub Hub

4.6/5 (60 Reviews)
Weight : 318g MSRP : $199.50


Product Description

The Hope Splined Ti-Glide rear hub is a cross country riders dream. CNC machined with sealed cartridge bearings thoughout, this hub is make a serrious stab at being the best CC disc hub made. Available in a variety of colours, the Splined Ti-Glide rear makes an excellent upgrade to any bike, without adding unwanted weight.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Magnetic a Weekend Warrior from UK

Date Reviewed: July 2, 2007

Strengths:    Amazing: they've lasted over ten years.


Weaknesses:    NONE

Bottom Line:   
Id love to keep these for many more years to come and yet need to replace the bearings. Anyone here know what the replacement bearings are listed as and where i can find some?
Well done Hope!

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   XT, LX Big Uns.

Bike Setup:   LTS

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mahroof Malik a Weekend Warrior from Birmingham, UK

Date Reviewed: March 21, 2007

Strengths:    Beautiful, noisy, red, tough,and titanium that almost sounds like a perfect hub

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
I've been using these hubs for a REALLY long time now. I've come from a BMX background so I know how to treat things harsh. These are super light xc hubs but they have taken a continual beating for nearly 10 years now. I just changed them onto 717's and I thought about dishing the hubs for some newer ones but decided they sill work perfectly so why bother. They are so simply put together it's rediculous, my gran could service them, I've only serviced them once, and I'm out every weekend in British weather. If you're thinking of buying some from ebay or wherever, then do it. You won't regret it.

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Favorite Trail:   Nant-Yr-Arien

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   got with my bike 2nd hand

Similar Products Used:   newer hope, shimano's,

Bike Setup:   Zaskar, Fox f80x, xt, hope discs, these hubs and other shiny parts

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mike Oxard a Cross Country Rider from Chelmsford

Date Reviewed: February 1, 2005

Strengths:    well made, durable (so far), looks good, in a discreetly pimpy way

Weaknesses:    none so far -

Bottom Line:   
No problems to date, very smooth, stiff on the front, rice ratchet noise on the freehub, looks great.

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Favorite Trail:   Bournville boulevard

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Shimano LX / XTs, WTBs with 517s


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by LQQK a Weekend Warrior from Cairns

Date Reviewed: March 8, 2003

Strengths:    Light
Looks good


Weaknesses:    It broke!

Bottom Line:   
While riding home from work on the road, the drive-side flange broke between 2 of the spoke holes taking out a large peice of metal. This can't be repaired, so I have an expensive paper weight.
Can not recomend.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   Bullseye
XTR
Magura Pro's
Gt


Bike Setup:   GT xizang, xt/ xtr, magura, WB XC90s

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Will a Downhiller from Vancouver

Date Reviewed: January 18, 2003

Strengths:    Very tough. Rippen freehub drive system

Weaknesses:    Splined disk requiring hope spider and rotor. (in case you dont use hope brakes) Not so bad with the Gothic rotors that are avail in almost every size

Bottom Line:   
Has worked well for over 3.5 years. Two seasons of expert xc racing. Many BMX races(cruiser class) and now on the slalom bike handling free-hucking duties.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   Many

Bike Setup:   Neat

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mik a Weekend Warrior from uk

Date Reviewed: August 25, 2002

Strengths:    quality,noise

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
in the last 7 years I`ve only had one replacement set of bearings(£16)!How much value do you want from a hub that only costs £135?

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Favorite Trail:   all of them

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   dmj

Similar Products Used:   xt,xtr

Bike Setup:   Dekerf soft-tail

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Paul a Cross Country Rider from London, UK

Date Reviewed: April 26, 2002

Strengths:    Light. Bomb proof. Smooth. Low maintenance. Just fantastic quality.

Built with a Mavic 517 CD rim and DT spokes they weigh less than any Mavic or other manufacturers wheelset.

You don't need a bell to pass other riders - just stop pedaling and the beautiful noise from the freehub will let them know you're there.


Weaknesses:    None. Some might say price - but you get what you pay for and they have actually saved me money in wheel re-builds.

Bottom Line:   
I do lots of miles in all conditions - particulalry mud in the winter. I weigh about 220lbs and take no prisoners. I have broken every component on my bike at least once and have gone through many hub/rim combinatations until these.

I used to average about 1 wheel rebuild every 3 months and have not had one now for over 18 months.

I broke a spoke for the first time last week - but that was through fatigue at the hub end! I ran the wheel for 40 miles without the spoke and the wheel did not come out of true!

These are expensive. A pair custom built with Mavic X517 CD rims and DT rev spokes from a good wheel builder will cost over £300. However, they don't break. I reckon that they have saved me over £500 in new rims and hubs since I bought these.

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Favorite Trail:   Chiltern Hills or Coed y Brenin

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   Evans Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Shimano XT and XTR, DT etc

Bike Setup:   Specialised S-Works. Full XTR. Easton Monkeylite, Thompson post and Kore stem. Hope Ti hubs with Mavic 517 CD rims and DT Rev spokes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Oz a Weekend Warrior from Chicago

Date Reviewed: September 27, 2001

Strengths:    toughest used so far..

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Again, the toughest used so far, although I am a weekend warrior, I ride my bike frequently during the week, lotsa off road, and have time to test my equipment, I am very happy with my hope hubs so far..
Another point, if ur gonna buy online stuff, try to stay away from airbomb.com, they send you the wrong stuff (they did that twice to me) and try to charge you for their own mistake), just a little warning..

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Favorite Trail:   anything tough

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   beyondbikes.com (donot try airbomb, waste of time)

Similar Products Used:   bontrager, shimano stuff

Bike Setup:   1999 gary fisher f4 joshua, z1 marzocchi bam forks, fox vanilla R-coilover shocks, sun rhynolite rims..

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Neeek a Weekend Warrior from Sydney, Australia

Date Reviewed: September 10, 2001

Strengths:    Made in the UK
Looks great
Lightweight but tough
Wonderful engineering
Bombproof
Fantastic bearings
Hope disc compatible
... everything a hub should be...


Weaknesses:    Absolutely nothing

Bottom Line:   
These have got to be the best hubs anyone has ever made. I'm on my second set (the old ones weren't disc compatible, so had to go!) in about 5 years.
The first set were used and abused for 2 years, with no problesm at all. When I replaced them, they still looked new, the bearings were perfect and the only marks on them were on the flanges where the spokes went through! Impossible to fault.
I now run another set, splined for my Hope C2 discs, and they have stood up to abuse equally well. They're still as smooth as the day I built them into a wheel, they look great, they're light... what else can I say? They are, for want of a better expression, perfect. I have nothing negative to say about them - even the price. These hubs last so long that the initial purchase price is exceptional value in the long term.
People buy Chris King headsets and keep them for 10 years, as the product simply refuses to die. I would say the same of these hubs.

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Favorite Trail:   It's a sekrit...

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   Shimano Deore/LX/DX/XT/XTR - and another set of Hopes :)

Bike Setup:   Cove Stiffee, Pace RC-37, XT/XTR, Hope/Mavic wheels, Race Face, Hope discs, etc...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mike Connair a Cross Country Rider from Elkton,MD,USA

Date Reviewed: July 14, 2000

Strengths:    Gorgeous. Pure bike porn.Ti freehub.

Weaknesses:    Costs more than XTR

Bottom Line:   
I just built these wheels last week. Major wood just lookin' at them. They are so beautiful.Got them tensioned and trued last night and went on a nightride. WOW. No pings, no brake rubbing, and even with knobbies on they felt fast. I'll ride them for a while and see how they fare, but my initial impressions are sooo good. I could have built a wheelset as strong or lighter for XC racing and riding but none that would look as good.

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Favorite Trail:   motorcycle/horsejump

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   XT, LX hubs

Bike Setup:   Habanero Ti, Hope hubs(RED!,Black Revo spokes, Black Mavic 225 rims, Silver alloy nips 32hole, radial frnt, 3X rear.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Si a Cross Country Rider from Bristol, UK

Date Reviewed: April 28, 2000

Strengths:    Hope Lighweight front hub is still running smooth as silk after 3 years - and its still blue. The Hope Ti Glide Rear is exactly the same. Both have been raced, jumped, submerged in mud/water/snow, crashed and generally thrashed into the ground and have NEVER needed any work. These are awesome hubs. They were pretty expensive in the first place, but have been worth every penny. The set up I have is probably best for X-country or a general hard use trail bike. Duel riders or DH's might be better with Hope's other hubs - then you can fit the worlds best Disks on them too.

Weaknesses:    A friend trashed the freehub internals on his, but that's the only problem i've ever heard about.

Bottom Line:   
Made in the UK.
Survives everything you can throw at it.
Never needs any work.
They stay the colour you bought them.
Buy some.

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Favorite Trail:   The Forest Of Dean

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   Shimano's before these. 500LX (how old!) and Deore DX (almost as bad). Havn't needed new hubs since I bough these Hope's.

Bike Setup:   Orange Clockwork with Pace RC-35 MXCD's. XT kit, with all the usual stuff.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Julien Zirlouin a Weekend Warrior from Belgium

Date Reviewed: April 19, 2000

Strengths:    The Big'uns Hope hubs.
fron and Rear offer very strong wheel construction and good axle strength (not easy to bend even through heavy abuse)


Weaknesses:    No problem on the fron thub.
On the rear hub, one weakness is the inner ratchet mechanism for the freewheel. Teeth tend to break until the freewheel does not work anymore. You have to dismount the hub and change the mechanism. Good news, Hope has replaced the hub free of charge.


Bottom Line:   
I do trials riding, and the freewheel mechanism takes a lot of abuse, so it may be normal that eventually the teeth break. But its a pity that it happens on such sturdy and bombproof hubs. I'd recommend them for downhillers, where the freewheel isn't used as much to attack.
http://members.tripod.com/trashzen

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Favorite Trail:   urban tracks

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Beast of East, 121 mavics + Hope big uns hubs, Shimano xt components, Azonic bars

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tim Dee a Cross Country Rider from UK

Date Reviewed: March 24, 2000

Strengths:    Light as hell, smooth as silk, zero maintenance...


oh, and made in England!


Weaknesses:    Those that are purple annodised and have lasted since '93 look a bit naff now!

Bottom Line:   
Can't be beat. Why spend big on CrossMax when a hope hub, DT Revolutions and 517s weigh less and are stronger?

You will not need to touch the front.. ever!
(I've got a 7 year old one and it's been thrashed but looks and feels like new - I've worn through 3 rims in the same time)

The rear will need new bearings every 18months. Buy good quality ones (£20 a set) and you'll get no problems.

Freehub will last about 3 years if you clean it every 6 months or so.

What more can you ask for!

Buy one now (just choose a colour you think will age well!)

Buy the lightweight model for the front - it's fine, I can't feel any loss of tracking (though I use sturdy Pace forks)

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Favorite Trail:   soqueal demo forest

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   XTR

Bike Setup:   Pace frame and fork, XTR

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Tom Pischke a Racer from Seattle

Date Reviewed: March 19, 2000

Strengths:    Well constructed, tight tolerances, smooth operation, stylish (but then what isn't these days?), excellent customer service

Weaknesses:    Not well suited for extremely muddy conditions, expensive to maintain.

Bottom Line:   
Although I had bad luck with my rear Ti-Glide hub, I was
impressed by the company's customer service. Unfortunately, the precision machining on my hub
was no match for the gritty mud typically encountered in the
Northwest, and the axle bearings lasted less than a
season. The cartridge bearings were fine however, and Hope
very generously sent me two new axle bearings. Although one
of the bearings they sent me was the wrong size, I was able
to find a proper sized one at my LBS for $7.

Also, my hub is several years old and they have made many
changes since, so doubtless the mud seals have been improved since my misfortunes.

As a whole I would recommend this hub, but choose CK or Shimano if you intend to ride in muddy conditions. Otherwise, expect to replace bearings frequently.

I have had no problem with cracking flanges, even though I tend to overtension my wheels...

Five stars overall for customer service and a continually-evolving high-quality product. Many companies stop R&D once a product becomes profitable, Hope seems committed to incremental improvement.

Three stars for value because Ti just ain't worth the money.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   STX. LX, XT, XTR, Chris King, White Speed Racer

Bike Setup:   steel spokes, alloy nips, bontrager rims

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Guy Up North a Weekend Warrior from Nepean

Date Reviewed: December 28, 1999

Strengths:    
Light weight, smoooth, easy to maintain, cartridge bearings, durable, comes in many funky colours.Titanium...hmmmm, titanium.click..click..click..cliclick..click...click..


Weaknesses:    
None that I can find, sorry.


Bottom Line:   
I had a set of Hope Ti Glide hubs built up with Ti spokes and Velocity rims. Can we say light and strong boys and girls? I knew you could...So the Ti spokes are not everyone's cup of tea, but they sure as hell worked for me. These are smoooth hubs. The Suspension Front hubs keeps on spinning and spinning...lightweight and great seals. Never had to take them apart(not suggesting that people not take care of their hubs).The Ti Glide rear hub has four cartridge bearings, Ti freehub (even Chris Kings don't have Ti freehub bodies), easy to take apart for maintenance, same great seals, gorgeous to look at, light and strong. Who says you can't have cake and eat it too?The nice thing too is not every Tom, John and Harry has a set.I wouldn't hesitate for a second in getting another set. My first set was stolen by some stupid punk. I highly recomment these hubs to anyone and Hope has great customer service to boot. These and Chris Kings definitely top my list for favourite hubs.

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Favorite Trail:   
Kanata Lakes

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Shimano, Hugi, Chris King.


Bike Setup:   
Klein hartail.

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