Latest Custom Builds — Hope

Matt's Light Bicycle Carbon XC hoops on Hope hubs

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Matt's Light Bicycle Carbon XC hoops on Hope hubs

Matt is an old friend from way back. He's an avid singlespeeder and very very handy down hill. He was keen to build some new XC wheels for his old singlespeed and came to us for this, his fourth set of XLR8 wheels. Matt likes the Light Bicycle product and selected their 27mm wide 29er rim, that comes in at a scant 360g! On his supplied Hope hubs we used plain gauge Sapim Leader spokes on the rear wheel (to ensure optimum stiffness - he rides hard) and double butted Sapim Race spokes on the front - both in no frills...

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Ted's Hope Pro4 on Nextie Carbon Asymmetric Rims

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Ted's Hope Pro4 on Nextie Carbon Asymmetric Rims

Ted was keen for some new hoops and approached us for advice on wheels to replace the alloy Roval 29er wheels on his 2017 Specialized Enduro. He was specifically after a wider rim and had a weight target in mind. He rides technical and rocky trails, and had smashed up his Rovals, so reliability was paramount. Following some discussions, we suggested a Nextie Carbon rim build with silver Sapim Race spokes and brass nipples. The silver spokes always look classy and help to recover some of the additional cost of going carbon - not that the additional cost over premium alloy...

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Chris's Retro Hplusson Archetypes on XLR8 and Hope RS Mono

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Chris's Retro Hplusson Archetypes on XLR8 and Hope RS Mono

Chris had seen our retro inspired builds and sent us a photo of the beautiful blue Colnago that he was "restomodding". He had decided to compliment the beautiful steel frame with a modern 11s Campagnolo Potenza groupset, and needed some wheels that would fit in with the classic aesthetic. We discussed several rim options (including the fantastic Hplusson TB14) but in the end he selected the Hplusson Archetype in polished silver. Primary reasoning? It's a beautifully finished rim, with an aero profile inspired by the late 80s Campagnolo Omega Strada rims. That and they are light, strong, and excellent value! We...

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Richard's Gift - Recycled Syntace W35 Rims on Hope Hubs

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Richard's Gift - Recycled Syntace W35 Rims on Hope Hubs

If you have been paying attention, you will remember Richard. He had us pull some Chris Kings hubs out of a 26" wheelset we built him a few years ago, and rebuild them into some new 27.5" Syntace rims. Generally we don't rebuild onto used rims - but there are some exceptions. In this case, Richard's old rims were originally built by us, and in good shape (apart from a few cosmetic dents). Of course, being disc brake rims, brake track wear is not an issue, so all being well the rims should do another round rather than sit unused...

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John's Hope on Spank Oozy 295 Singlespeed Wheel

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John's Hope on Spank Oozy 295 Singlespeed Wheel

John got in contact when the original rear wheel from his GT Singlespeed died. It didn't last long. He wanted a bombproof solution that would last. We specced the Hope Singlespeed/Trials rear hub and the Spank Oozy 295 Trail 29er rim. These are a light yet light alloy rim that's suitable for XC and Trail duties, and is nice and wide with an excellent tubeless ready profile. Of course the hub is a known quantity - utterly reliable and pretty light too. Keeping things simple and tough, the wheel was built with custom cut DT Swiss Champion spokes and brass...

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