Hope Hoops and Wheelbuilding Status
For the moment I am no longer selling Hope Hoops and have stopped custom wheel building. Build your own wheels!
Below is some information written when I used to sell wheels. It is now out of date but kept here because it may be useful to you (or even me if I decide to mess with wheels again).
Hope Hoops - Hope Technology Stans Notubes ZTR wheels
I no longer offer custom wheelbuilding, I only sell Hope Hoops made by Hope Technology.
Let's keep things simple. Since I started selling Hope Hoops no one has asked me for a DT or Mavic rim, everyone goes for ZTR355 (now replaced by ZTR Crest) or ZTR Flow. Let's simplify things even further, based on what I sold in 2009 I've decided to only sell the version using the Pro2 hub with 32 standard spokes because it was far popular than the others.
Spoke tension adjustment and wheel truing
Hope Hoops are machine built and hand finished in the Hope factory, but seeing as I'm one of the most respected wheelbuilders around I'll offer a value added service, I will fully inspect and adjust the spoke tensions to ensure they meet my stringent requirements.
Home care support : Kirkham and Wrea Green
Here you go Julie, I wish you all the best in your new venture. Have this one on me, you deserve it! Kirkham and Wrea Green home care support. From the world's best wheelbuilder to the world's best girl!
Buy the wheelbuilding book, it really is good, plus you get home care support during your wheelbuilding learning curve (actually wheelbuilding is easy, but other people, especially those running wheelbuilding courses like to convince you otherwise and that you need training).
And for the rest of you, here's some more way out of date wheel stuff...
Hope Hoops : Pro 2 EVO wheelset with either ZTR Crest or ZTR Flow rim
Built with 32 black spokes. Uses any standard 6 bolt disc rotor. Supplied as quick release, front wheels include a 15mm axle conversion on ZTR355 rims and 20mm axle conversion with Flow rims.
Price : Not for sale
UK mainland sales only.
Phone up and order, payment via credit card. Normal workshop hours are 9.30am to 5pm Mon-Fri. At other times (or if the office phone doesn't answer please use the mobile).
Postage £9 - Next Day morning delivery (Mon-Fri) via Interlink Express. North Scotland delivered afternoon.
Hope Hoops : Install Stans tubeless kit
£9 per wheel
Install Stans Yellow sealing tape, a Stans tubeless valve and a bottle of Stans sealing fluid. When ordering a pair of wheels you get the remainder of the unused yellow tape, enough to tape up a couple more wheels.
All fronts are supplied quick release with additional conversion adapters included. Pro2 on ZTR Flow rims include 20mm axle adapters, Pro2 on ZTR 355 rims include 15mm adapters. If a Flow user wants 15mm adapters or a 355 wants 20mm I can switch over the conversion kits to save you the cost of buying one.
Rear axle options on the Pro2
150mm/12mm bolt through Same price as the normal Pro2 rear. It's actually a different design to the 135mm hub and is only made with a bolt through axle so there is no need to buy an axle kit.
135mm/12mm bolt through. An axle conversion kit is required, cost £25 the price includes fitting because it's better for me to do this on your behalf since I have the appropriate Hope tools. You get the 135mm quick release axle returned to you.
For other axle options please ask.
Rear axle options on the Pro2 EVO
The Pro 2 EVO rear uses a completely different axle design and it's much easier to change to different axle types.
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