The Hope Hoops Pro 3 carbon wheels are a high-end wheelset offering great performance and slick aerodynamics in one package. The focus is on a hand-finished quality build with reliable, serviceable parts.
Rim brake compatible
Hubs CNC machined in Barnoldswick, England
Bearing Type: Stainless Steel Cartridge
Hole Drilling: 24h
Cassette body: Aluiminium
Ratchet type: 4 pawl (24t engagment)
Spokes: Sapim CX-Ray
The unidirectional (UD) carbon fibre layup of the rim provides lateral stiffness and strength above its woven counterpart. Angled drillings on the dedicated front and rear rims are used for better spoke alignment, truer building and a longer life. The depth profile of these dual duty rims is ideal for cyclo-cross riders in keeping the nipple area and spokes clear of grass and mud build-up and offering sidewall support, whilst simultaneously offering an aerodynamic advantage for the road users.
In selecting the perfect rim for our wheels (and as with all our products), the primary concern was exclusively quality. Full carbon clinchers in the past have faced reportings of crushing with braking force. During development the carbon clinchers we use have been extensively tested under extreme heat and pressure simulating the longest descents. In addition to this the finished clincher rims are 100% pressure tested to 160psi, taken way beyond standard operating pressures.
The wheels are fully built by hand in house at our Barnoldswick factory using Sapim CX Ray SP spokes and internal aluminium nipples. Combining the 4-pawl Pro 3 hub with a lightweight 30mm section has produced a tough, reliable and serviceable high performance wheelset.
In line with everything we do at Hope, the Hope Hoops Pro 3 carbon wheels are high quality and durable and most importantly… wheels that we want to use.