Hope Pro hubs have gained a reputation for being exceptionally versatile, as they can be adapted to just about any axle size and cassette arrangement. Holding true to tradition and building upon the charms of the Pro 2 series hubs, Hope introduces their Pro 4 series hubs which come to us refined with larger flange diameters to improve wheel stiffness, and also allow more interior room for a bigger ratcheting ring, now biting with 44 teeth for a noticeable improvement in engagement speed, equating to snappier accelerations and an overall more responsive ride.
Additionally, the Pro 4 rear hubs get upgraded with a longer freehub body that accommodates the ever so popular 11-speed cassettes from Shimano and SRAM. Not running 11-speed just yet? Fret not, as you'll still be able to use 8, 9, and 10 speed cassettes (with non-XD freehubs). Knowing that none of this would mean anything if the hub's innards didn't hold up to the rigors of the trail, Hope didn't hesitate to use a bigger inboard freehub body bearing to further improve durability. All of these new features come with little-to-no change in weight over the Pro 2 hubs, making a wise decision easy.
4 Pawl Ratchet with 44 tooth engagement (8.2 deg)
Sealed Stainless Steel cartridge bearings
Machined from forged 2014 T6 aluminium billet
Designed to suit 150mm or 157mm rear
Standard 6 bolt disc fitting
Larger spoke flange to enable stiffer wheel builds
Designed specifically to suit 150 and 157mm frames
Aluminium or steel freehub body options
Available in 32 and 36 hole drillings
Supplied with freehubs to suit 10/11spd Shimano or Sram XD cassette
Colour: Black, Silver, Red, Blue, Purple and Orange
It's hard to be original reviewing a Hope hub but I'll give it my best. For starters I'll say that this isn't my first Hope Pro 4 hub. My other one is in perfect condition and has seen a ton of use. I own multiple bikes with various aftermarket hubs and Hope Pro 4s are probably the best budget hub you can buy. I love my Chris Kings and Onyx are my favorite but when you don't need that superior engagement (72t and infinite respectively) the 44T of Pro 4s is plenty. They are also the easiest to service and grease and it's also easy to get replacement parts if you need to: bearings, axles, pawls, etc. Almost every part can be serviced without tools. You can also order just the freehub so it's easy to convert from 10/11 Shimano to Sram XD. Bearings are very smooth considering the price and they seem to last. I replaced one on an old Pro 2 but it had seen a few seasons of use and was abused.
They're not the quiet hub by any means. It's not so loud that its obnoxious but it's more of a definitive click at low speed and a good buzz when you're flying. The various colors add a nice custom look and they have a very nice finish to them. They're also one of the lighter hubs on the market.
So to sum it up here what's good: Nice finished product Multiple colors and configuations Decent quality bearings Descent engagement (44T) Easy service and part replacment. Light weight Very low price
The kinda bad: Not the same quality of bearings as brands like Chris King and Onyx
Not as high of an engagement as others like Project 321 and I9
As you can see they don't have anyany real weakness. If you wanna keep some cash and have a hub loud enough that it will scare any hiker long before running them off a trail, these are the ones to go with.
Dude “hope hubs”, their kind of a no brainer if your looking for a high end hub and not willing to sell your first born! I haven’t run them a lot yet on my DH bike, but reading and hearing reviews from fellow riders I’m confident I won’t be disappointed! Sound great too, love the sound!
Hope hub arrived in my house with two big plaier scrathes!!!
Bought this hub this month and it arrives in my house in the box but when I open the box I notice that the hub has 2 big scracthes made by a plummers pleirs. How can a Hope hub arrive in my house with this big scracthes? Where this act of complitely stupidity was made??? In Jenson or in Hope factory??? Sending emails to Jenson and Hope with the pictures to see what is hapening... completely disapointed with Jenson and Hope until I have the right answer. Thank you very much for your attention.
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