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Email : Roger Musson
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 It is now out of date but kept here because it may be useful to you (or even me if I decide to go back into commercial wheelbuilding again).
Wheel selling FAQ
GB Sales only
Which means Wales, Scotland and England.
How to order
Updates will be on the home page. This information is accurate so please don't send emails or phone up for stock status. I cannot predict when stock from Hope will arrive and calling Hope and asking for delivery dates does not help much.
All prices include VAT, the only additions are a couple of options (as shown) and postage (price as shown).
What's the best rim for me, Flow or Crest?
With Flow you can confidently ride wherever you want and do some rough stuff with significant drops. The Crest is for normal XC riding and since none of my customers have broken its predecessor (the 355) you can be assume it's a tough rim (i.e. tougher than the Mavic 717). Hope Technology might like to put rider weight limits on the Crest but I never bother and I've had some real heavy guys on 355's trouble free.
What do you tune
Every wheel gets adjusted. I stress relieve the wheels, remove the spoke twist, balance (equalise) the spoke tensions, adjust the actual tension, adjust lateral trueness then pop a bit of DT Spoke Freeze onto the nipples. Does it make a difference and is it necessary? That's your decision.
Why the limited range of Hope wheels
I sell the popular 32 spoke ones that use normal spokes. The straight pull ones (32 and 24 spoke options) are not easy for me to custom tweak. A straight pull spoke (and wheel design) offers no strength advantage. The Hope Hoops wheelsets are also available with rims from Mavic and DT Swiss. I've decided to stock wheels using the popular ZTR rims.
What colour are they
Black rims, black hubs, black spokes (Sapim double butted), silver brass nipples. No options on colour and spoke type. Remember, I don't custom build these, they are supplied by Hope Technology. Other hub colours are available, however the additional colours are only supplied to "Hope Technical Centres" and I do not qualify for this status. To qualify I would need to stock the entire range of Hope products (brakes, lights etc.), being a famous wheelbuilder/technician doesn't count.
QR, 15mm or 20mm
Flow wheels come with quick release and 20mm fittings, Crest wheels with quick release and 15mm fittings. Buy these wheels anywhere else and that's what you get. However I'll give you the 15 or 20mm fittings of your choice, ask at the time of ordering otherwise you'll get the default choice. At the moment I cannot swap because everyone seems to want 20mm and there's nobody asking for 15mm on Flow wheels (which would release a set of 20mm spacers). Ask at time of ordering and I'll see what I can do.
I haven't a clue about tyre types and widths. I know zero about tyres. For tyres compatible with Stans tubeless system go to the notubes website and look in the support area, basically any normal tyre will do and you do not need UST specific ones, however a few tyre brands are not compatible - See Here.
Why no custom building
So I'm great at building wheels but this doesn't mean people will buy them because price is everything and a cheap custom build from someone else generally wins over a decent one, so there isn't enough demand for me to justify custom building.
So you've already found someone selling the same wheels cheaper (does that include fully tweaked by someone who knows what they're doing), if so then don't hassle me, go and buy them.
You are more than welcome to bring wheels purchased from me for a check any time you want as often as you want (phone first). If you can only post them I need to charge the return postage at £10.75 (that's the price Interlink charge me), yes I know it says £9 for new wheels but that's subsidised by me, save your wheel boxes if you plan to do this.
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