Wheelset 26 "Hope Pro II Evo 40T hubs with NoTubes Crest rims and Sapim CX Ray spokes
Hope Pro II Evo 40T
Barnoldswick in England is the home of every Hope product and the local weather is the touchstone for these hubs. The ball bearings used are sealed and made of stainless steel to withstand the English rainy weather with the associated muddy trails. All Hope hubs are manufactured directly at Hope. Starting with the forging of the forged blanks, all parts are CNC machined and then polished and anodized. The polish in conjunction with the anodizing let the Hope typical, radiant colors arise.
NoTubes Crest MK3
With the MK3, Notubes brings an evolution of their legendary Crest rim on the market. Despite an increased inner width of 2 millimeters, the Americans were able to save 20 grams on the rim and at the same time increase their stiffness. This is made possible by the new rim design inspired by the Valor Carbon rims. Due to the increased inner width of 23 millimeters, the tire gains in volume and sits more stable on the rim at low air pressure. After the Notubes wide-right system, the width of the Crest MK3 has been optimized for 2.0 inch to 2.25 inch tires. The previous version has remained the same over the years refined Bead Socket Technology and the superior tubeless properties. With an extra low rim flange, the tire can fully unfold and the tire volume increases compared to a conventional rim. This leads to a lower rolling resistance and a better damping behavior.
Sapim CX-Ray spokes are so-called knife spokes. The middle part is butted during production to 1.5 mm diameter and flat forged in the last step. These processes provide a solidification of the structure and produce extremely durable spokes.
Wheel construction at R2-Bike
Our wheels are completely assembled by hand by our wheel builders. Throughout the bodywork, it is important to ensure that not only is the concentricity correct, but also that the spoke tension is as even as possible. The special care allows us to give a lifetime warranty against spoke break, as long as it was not caused by violence!
Furthermore, you will receive the following services for our wheels:
- A universal impeller bag for all common sizes.
- A spare spoke + nipple in all required spoke lengths to be able to repair the impeller at short notice even after accidents.
- A free first inspection of the impeller, the resulting work is completely free! Only shipping costs are charged.
- A crash replacement promise. If your impeller is damaged due to force majeure, we rebuild your impeller once. We grant 100% discount on all labor costs and only charge the material!
Wheel size inches: 26 "
Impeller size ETRTO: 559 mm
intended use : Cross Country
Weight restriction: Cross Country up to 90kg
Inner width rim: 23 mm
Weight: about 1480g
Note: Due to manufacturing variations in all components, variations in weight are possible. The information is usually determined without rim tape, valves and decals / rim stickers.