View Full Version : Changing to Hope Hubs

05-Jun-2009, 03:59 PM
I've just read a wheel set mini test and want to change my Shimano hubs (which are getting a bit worn) to Hope Pro 2's keeping my Mavic XC717 rims.

Is this a big job and how much would I look to pay for a pro to change them for me?



05-Jun-2009, 04:25 PM
Niosey tw47!

05-Jun-2009, 04:29 PM
I don't know tbh, I have reached the stage where I don't have to pay for the little bits of labour I can't do... Maybe 10-15 for each wheel.

You will love the hubs btw.... They are great.

05-Jun-2009, 05:01 PM
ye about 30 sounds about right, people are going to hear you a mile off!

05-Jun-2009, 06:16 PM
just had one fitted on my back wheel cost 150 that was for them to supply the hub, 2 new spokes and fitted. defo worth getting

05-Jun-2009, 06:55 PM
i would get something else, its really annoying after a while.

i hate riding up behind someone on the trails with it clicking its arse off, i feel like im putting the 5hits up them and making them panic.

05-Jun-2009, 08:30 PM
i reckon when you ride with one you kinda become immune to the sounds and stop hearing it after a while (kinda like a bad smell)....but i could be completely wrong!

05-Jun-2009, 08:34 PM
TRy riding with three of them.

05-Jun-2009, 09:17 PM
are they really that loud!? Do they just click when you coast on the free wheel or is it a constant thing like a card in your spokes?

05-Jun-2009, 09:24 PM
Start thinking machinegun.

06-Jun-2009, 09:16 AM
they are really loud which really suprised me, do you think they designed it like that?

06-Jun-2009, 09:39 AM
the clicking is the ratchet in the free hub.. so just noisy as you coast along...
i hope they designed it like that.
it's great for the fact that walkers hear you coming a mile off and clear you a path.

06-Jun-2009, 10:09 AM
It's the best noise in the world! Surely? Great for clearing the trail. :-)

06-Jun-2009, 11:46 AM
It's the best noise in the world! Surely? Great for clearing the trail. :-)

Not really, got stuck behind someone last weekend on my favourit and fastest bit of sherwood pines, he heard me cos he looked round, but i suppose noone owns the trails do they, he had every right to carry on i suppose.(but yes its the best sound)

06-Jun-2009, 02:41 PM
I think he should have pulled over - never mind, there's always the next time!

06-Jun-2009, 02:49 PM
I thought it was an unwritten rule to make way for faster riders.

06-Jun-2009, 02:51 PM
Agreed - normal etiquette, pretty sure?!

06-Jun-2009, 02:52 PM
not if they have pro 2's!

06-Jun-2009, 03:02 PM
When we were at dalby a couple of weeks ago a kid jumped off the trail to get out of my way but then again a meathead coming towards you at 20mph on a bloody big kona. :D

06-Jun-2009, 10:09 PM
You can make them quiet by lubing them with light oil as they do on the SS/trials version of the hub.
You have to service them more frequently if you do this though.

07-Jun-2009, 08:15 AM
You can also pack the back with a bit more grease.

You'll need to factior in new spokes & nipples as the old ones are unlikely to fit and do you want to scrimp on this if you're having nice new hubs??

Are you anywhere near me? I do a rear hub replacement for 28 and a front for 21.
I'll also guarantee that they will be within 0.2mm of true if your rims haven't got any dings in them.

07-Jun-2009, 08:25 AM
He knows what he's doing as well.

07-Jun-2009, 09:56 AM
Not just that, I's loves building wheels!!!

I have a new favourite thing, and it turns out I'm ruddy good, and it's not just me that reckons that :D

07-Jun-2009, 11:35 AM
When they stop clicking you know that all the leaf springs have snapped and they need servicing...very handy. About once every 3 months for me.