Evo Custom build
Hope's Pro 4 hubs offer 44 points of engagement and have 4 pawls that engage at the same time which adds to the solid feel. Easy to service, quick access to replacement parts, and reasonable weight has made these hubs a popular choice amongst those looking to upgrade their stock hubs. They come in Black, Red, Orange, Blue, Silver, and Purple. Please let us know which colour you prefer in the checkout notes.
Pair that to NOBL'S burly TR38 rim which after countless design iterations and rigorous testing has resulted in a rim that provides incredible control through choppy terrain and can handle more than a few hits without flinching. 2017 NOBL rims have a new layup process to further enhance impact resistance and provide miles of hassle free performance.
Spoke and nipple combinations available:
We build all of our 27.5" wheels 3-cross and our 29" are built 2-cross by default. Our standard builds are all 32h as we find the higher spoke count is only marginally heavier than 28h due to the lighter rim weight and 32h builds are more reliable. We find these combinations to be best for most riders, but we can do custom lacing to fine tune wheel stiffness for discerning riders, just ask.
Sapim Race - 2/1.8/2 - Race spokes are double butted and are used for the strongest and stiffest wheel builds. Handles abrasion from trail debris. Weight (64 pcs x 260 mm) 363 g
Sapim D-Light - 2/1.65/2 - Light, strong, economical. The D-Lights are double butted and are the best choice for most riders. Does not stretch and twist poorly like 2/1.5/2mm spokes. More elastic and lighter than Race spokes. Weight: (64 pcs x 260 mm) 307 g
Sapim CX-Ray - 2/2.3/0.9/2 - The lightest and most resilient mountain bike spokes available. CX Rays are bladed so they have aerodynamic properties and have the best results in fatigue testing of any spoke. Strong enough for competitive use. Weight: (64 pcs x 260 mm) 272 g
2.0mm Thread DT Swiss Squorx Prolock - brass for ultimate strength and durability
2.0mm Sapim/DT Swiss Silver Alloy nipple - for ultimate in low weight
NOBL crowns are available in Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Turquoise, Pink, and Purple for those wanting to add some extra colour to their rims. These are vinyl die-cuts and are simple to apply.
*We inventory all of the spokes and nipples listed in the build package dropdown, so just let us know if you want a unique combination and we'll make it happen. Nipples are black, but we can do colours by special request. Please add any special notes in the comment box at checkout