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Please help....

 

I'm ordering the Hope Pro 2 hubs from CRC, but I'm not sure which hubs to order. I've got a standard Mongoose Canaan dual-suss, 27 speed....

 

What must I order???

 

Front: Hope Pro 2 disc front or front "15mm"....32h or 36h...?Ouch

Rear: Hope Pro 2 disc rear or 12mm...or 10mm saint...???Angry....I don't know what these mean...?Confused....

 

The have the Silver in stock...front 32h and rear 36h....does it matter if I run 32 spokes in the front and 36 at the rear.....does this make the rim stiffer, stronger with more spokes....or just heavier...?

 

 

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You ordering the Hubs only?

 

My advice: Order the pre-built wheels. What you pay on CRC for a rim + spokes is what you'll be paying your LBS to rebuild your current wheels with the new hubs. Then you can sell your current wheelset for R1000 to make up the difference.

 

I'm considering doing the same.

 

 

 

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You ordering the Hubs only?

 

My advice: Order the pre-built wheels. What you pay on CRC for a rim + spokes is what you'll be paying your LBS to rebuild your current wheels with the new hubs. Then you can sell your current wheelset for R1000 to make up the difference.

 

I'm considering doing the same.

 

 

YES, yes...that's what I'm doing....hopes, mavic 819 ust, etc....but which hubs...? should I just go for the standard....pro 2...they only have "black" in the custom wheel build available...

 

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I think those are not the standard hubs like all bikes use but with bolt though axles. I think normal QR axle are 9mm.

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Haha, sorry! Had a late night.

 

Standard Pro II hub should do it. I built recall the Canaan running QR axles.

 

Go for 32 hole hubs and rims. They're plenty strong, and 32 hole rims are easier to find.

 

 

 

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A MTB rule of thumb is to always get 32-spoke wheels. Your options for repair are so much better later on, getting parts etc.

 

In your case, the 32 in front and 36 in the back is a good compromise.
There will be no difference in the wheel with more spokes, stiff enough eing stiff enough. There is a weight difference of the 4 extra spokes. No big deal.

 

Jsut don't buy 28-spoke hubs, just about the only rim option I can find locally for 28-ers is Stan's.

 

 
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at a guess you need need 32h front and rear with standrad QR, not 10mm, not 15mm, not 20mm, sainte etc.

 

 

ja, but complete wheels much cheaper.

 
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Ok thanks everyone...Thumbs%20Up....those hubs are only available in black...Unhappy...does not make a difference (black/silver) in ride, but being so close to the bling factor one must order them blinged up....

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I ordered the same setup a week ago! Can't hardly wait to get my paws on them.

 

 

 

I am angry with myself for procrastinating as I really wanted the hubs in red, but left it too long to convince myself that I REALLY need a new set of wheels. <Doh>

 

 

 

They only had black in stock. Oh well.

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I ordered the same setup a week ago! Can't hardly wait to get my paws on them.

 

 

 

I am angry with myself for procrastinating as I really wanted the hubs in red' date=' but left it too long to convince myself that I REALLY need a new set of wheels. <Doh>

 

 

 

They only had black in stock. Oh well.[/quote']

let me know when they arrive...will love to hear about the build....online forums give CRC a big thumbs up with custom wheel builds....I'll order mine next week some time and I'm going for the black.....won't stand ou that much on the trails and in the races; seems as though everyone will want to beat you in the race if they see you are running RED or BLUE Pro 2's.....LOL....so....the black will do....

 

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b2b, a riding buddy of mine bought a prebuilt set - Pro2's with DT 5.1 rims all black 32 hole. He has had to get the rear wheel true'ed after it settled in but otherwise those wheels are pretty for life after that. He is super stoked and they are plenty strong.

 

You just can't go wrong with Hope, I chose Mavic a while ago...regretting it to this day!!!!Disapprove

 

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so.......what are you saying.....DT 5.1 rims.....rather than the Mavics...? I'm also not so clued up on the DT Swiss rim series.....more the mavics....

 

Hope Pro 2 is a given, but the rims are still 50/50 decision....can't say that I'm over the moon for the Mavics, but it seems like a safe bet....

 

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  • 1 month later...

Did you get your wheels in the end? I'm looking at doing what you did with the Hope Pro 2's and then running Mavic XC717. . . . Your thoughts

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Did you get your wheels in the end? I'm looking at doing what you did with the Hope Pro 2's and then running Mavic XC717. . . . Your thoughts

Hope Super_mil will post his experience....

 

me, no, I did not yet order the wheels (recessionary fears and stuff), but I'm definitely going for the 819 ust Mavics....I have a friend, weights 100kgs, thrashes his bike and it runs on 819s...his experience with them is that they are light enough and strong enough.....I'm 32kgs lighter than him, so I'm pretty confident the 819s are good enough...

 

As I understand, the XM717 is the benchmark in XC rims....but don't take my word for it...

 

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I have chose 819 rims because I had the impression they were pretty strong and because they are fully UST and I didnt want to faff with conversion kits etc.

 

They are not too light (but nor am I) and if I had the opportunity to build another wheelset with a bigger budget, I would look at Stans ZTR Arch rims on Hope Pro2 hubs with DT Comp spokes.
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You ordering the Hubs only?

 

My advice: Order the pre-built wheels. What you pay on CRC for a rim + spokes is what you'll be paying your LBS to rebuild your current wheels with the new hubs. Then you can sell your current wheelset for R1000 to make up the difference.

 

I'm considering doing the same.

 

 

YES' date=' yes...that's what I'm doing....hopes, mavic 819 ust, etc....but which hubs...? should I just go for the standard....pro 2...they only have "black" in the custom wheel build available...

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The Hope Pro II hubs are convertable, so you could get the custom wheels in 20mm, 15mm, etc. and then buy the extra hub ends

 

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