Hope Pro 2 Evo Rear Hub

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User Reviews (8)

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Shredmonkey   Weekend Warrior [Aug 21, 2014]
Strength:

Durability, color choice, great value!

Weakness:

Slow engagement.

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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RATING
4
VALUE
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4
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Bryan Wharton   [Aug 07, 2014]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

Bearing quality - terrible

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!

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1
VALUE
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2
Phil S. McKracken   [May 07, 2014]
Strength:

Price
Peight

Weakness:

Sa-LOW engagement
WEAK internals

'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
3
VALUE
RATING
3
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jcitizen1   Weekend Warrior [Oct 21, 2013]
Strength:

Feels strong, looks good, sounds amazing

Weakness:

Freehub

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.

Similar Products Used: XT, Fire-Eye, Mavic
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2
VALUE
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3
Gabe S.   Racer [Apr 12, 2013]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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...

Similar Products Used: XTR,ZTR,
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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
MartinS   All Mountain Rider [Feb 23, 2013]
Strength:

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...

Weakness:

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.

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.

Similar Products Used: I9's, XTR, Hope Bulbs, Funn Bullitt.
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RATING
4
VALUE
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4
Allrotor13b   Downhiller [Oct 12, 2012]
Strength:

Service in minutes
Conversion kits for any axle type and ease of said conversion
Durability
Price/value
Color options
Straight-pull option
Loudness!

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used: DT, Shimano
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
harryhardtail   All Mountain Rider [Sep 13, 2012]
Strength:

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.

Weakness:

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

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 !!!!!!!!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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