Are Hope hubs loud?
Now the sound of the Hope Pro 4 hub is loud, no doubt about that. I actually like it. I normally ride with a bell to alert hikers and other riders on the trails that I’m around the corner. With the Hopes, they hear the buzzing of the rear hub and don’t get spooked because we aren’t sneaking upon them.
Why are bike hubs so loud?
The noise produced by a rear hub, cheap or luxurious model, comes from the so-called pawls – tiny, spring-loaded elements designed to bite to the ratchet of the hub when pedaling forward. When coasting or pedaling backward, the pawls disengage and slide over the engagement surface.
What makes a MTB hub loud?
The constant action of interlocking then releasing numerous times per wheel revolution, is what produces that infamous clicking we’ve all heard while coasting. The more pawls and teeth in a hub (known as ‘engagement points’), the louder it will usually tend to be.
Why are some rear hubs louder than others?
A greater number of pawls in combination with more engagement points results in more movement and consequently noise. And since more pawls and engagement points equal greater pedaling efficiency, more expensive hubs offer more of those and sound louder as a result.
Are noisy hubs better?
Yes, but not completely silent. Many mechanics have been successful at quieting down their Chris King, DT Swiss or other ratchet style hubs by adding extra grease to the engagement and drag points within the freehub mechanism. This, unfortunately, doesn’t last long, as the grease tends to migrate out during use.
Which is better hope Pro 2 or EVO bearings?
The Pro2 Evo bearings are stainless steel, hence they’re more expensive than Pro 2 bearings. Take the hub apart to work out which ones need replacing & buy them from a Hope supplier. If you compare the Hope stainless ones against other brand stainless, they come up pretty reasonable.
What kind of hub does hope Pro 2 have?
Companies, like Hope, that make these swap outs easy provide a huge selling advantage by adapting to many applications. The Hope Pro 2 rear hub is a 24 point engagement, 4 pawl drive mechanism. This engagement is similar to what you will find out of DT Swiss, Ellsworth, lower line Hadley and Mavic wheelsets.
Which is better hope Pro 2 or hope proo?
The Pro2 Evo bearings are stainless steel, hence they’re more expensive than Pro 2 bearings. Take the hub apart to work out which ones need replacing & buy them from a Hope supplier.
Where can I buy new hope hub bearings?
Take the hub apart to work out which ones need replacing & buy them from a Hope supplier. If you compare the Hope stainless ones against other brand stainless, they come up pretty reasonable. IMHO if you’re going to strip the hub down it’s best to change all the bearings.