Words: Paul Aston

Photos: Aldridge Photographics

Just in through the door at the palace are these Hope Pro 2 EVO SP 29" Hoops ready for a long term winter thrashing.

Pride of place at the Palace.

I'll be using these during the Great British Winter. How will I be putting them through their paces? By way of enduro racing, uplifting, XC riding and (hopefully) a few trips abroad. They’ll get a good testing don’t you worry.

World-renowned British build quality from Barnoldswick coupled with sturdy, wide Stans Flow EX rims should hold up well. Expect a report sometime late winter as to how they held up.

Hope Hoops Pro 2 EVO SP wheel vitals

Available in all hub sizes

Sapim Sprint Spokes

Stans ZTR Flow EX rims

Internal Rim Diameter: 25.5mm

External Rim Diameter: 29.1mm

Rim Weight: 545g

Front Wheel Weight: 960

Rear Wheel Weight: 1070

Front Hub Weight: 185g (QR spacers)

Rear Hub Weight: 285g (QR spacers)

More information: Hope Pro 2 EVO SP wheels

What Hope say:

The Pro 2 EVO SP wheelsets are ideal for riders wanting the performance of the Pro 2 Evo 32 hole hub in a straight pull design.

They are available with a wide variety of rims including – Notubes Crest, ARCH and Flow, Mavic 717, 521 and 721.

The NoTubes rims are available in 26", 27.5" and 29".

The Pro 2 EVO SP hubs can be used with all the same axles and conversions as the Pro 2 EVO. All wheelsets come with quick release axles and a 15mm converter is supplied with Mavic 717/521 and Notubes Crest/Arch and Flow rims. Mavic 721 wheels are supplied with 20mm converters.

All of our wheels are machine built and hand finished in our Barnoldswick factory. We use Sapim Race or Sapim Sprint spokes (depending on the rim used) and Sapim Polyax brass nipples.

Wheelsets are supplies in strong wheel boxes, which protect the wheels during transport. A tubeless kit is available aftermarket for the Notubes rims.