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Product Review: Hope Pro 2 Evo Rear Hub – 150mm x 12mm

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The now proven range of Pro2 hubs have gone from strength to strength since they were launched. Countless tests, reviews and of course rider feedback have shown that the Pro2 is everything that we designed it to be.

We have a couple of noticeable changes on the hubs now – first one is that they all now run stainless steel bearings throughout, bringing them inline with Pro3. These means longer life, smoother, free running and even more value for money. With the bearing change comes a new axle. The old 15mm axle is now replaced with a 17mm version. This means total compatibility with Maxle and Maxle Lite (reg) 12mm bolt through. This hub features a one piece 7075 aluminium rotor body and pawl carrier. Four pawls engage into a twenty-four tooth steel ratchet which is fixed into the hub shell and is sealed with a frictionless, non contact labyrinth seal. The axle runs on five cartridge bearings. All Pro2 hubs are standard 6 bolt disc compatible.The hub shell is machined from a solid billet of 2014 T6 aluminium.


  • Type: Rear 150mm x 12mm
  • CNC machined in Barnoldswick, England
  • Built and hand finished in UK

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Hope Pro2 Evo Hubs Review:

Hope pro 2 Evo rear hub

Noticeable differences to Pro3, in particular the change in the axle;


  • Pro3 is a slightly cheaper alternative to Pro2.
  • Uses standard 6 bolt disc mount;
  • Has a new axle that has fewer threads than Pro3.
  • 15mm axle vs 17mm axle


  • Does not have the larger 10-22mm axle interface that is compatible with some disc mount road bikes.
  • No longer compatible with Maxle/Maxle Lite w/12mm bolt-through.
  • Hope Pro2 Evo (2) Rear Hub (3mm axle)
  • These hubs are not as strong as the Pro2 but are still widely used and affordable


  • Not as strong as Pro2, but still widely used.
  • Uses standard 6 bolt disc mount;
  • Has a new axle that has fewer threads than Pro3.
  • 15mm axle vs 17mm axle
  • Hope Pro 2 Hubs (3mm axle)
  • These hubs have a little bit more polymer than the previous versions, meaning a slightly less resistive surface;


  • Nicer than Pro3 but not as strong as Pro2;
  • Uses standard 6 bolt disc mount;
  • Has a new axle that has fewer threads than Pro3.
  • 15mm axle vs 17mm axle
  • Hope Pro 2 Evo Rear (2) Hub (2) – Made in the UK
  • These hubs are stronger and stronger than the Pro2 but still have a slightly lower profile than Pro3.


  • Has a smaller bearing runnning with a 25t inside.
  • Uses standard 6 bolt disc mount;
  • Has a new axle that has fewer threads than Pro3.
  • 15mm axle vs 17mm axle

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Hope Pro2/ Hope Pro 3 hubs review – which ones should you buy?

There will be a vast variety of wheels on every bike in every type of terrain; road, gravel, rando and even a dedicated mountain bike.

So how do you know which wheel is best for you? How do you decide if it’s better to upgrade to a new wheel on your current wheel or one of the new wheels on our range?

Wheel choice is essentially down to personal preference. There is no right and wrong. And there is no absolute one size fits all wheel.

I don’t run blocks and I don’t ride on the other end of the spectrum. I also don’t ride on the same sized tires.

What I do know though is that one size doesn’t fit all.

If you want a progressive, racing and strong wheel, go with our Maxle Pro. For an extra 27g it’s also cooler and quicker than we get a lot of customers these days. Shorter and more light weight riders can choose our Maxle Lite instead.

The Hope Pro 2 Evo hubs are an extremely popular hubs amongst bike racers. This is due to the huge amount of strength and stiffness the hubs are capable of providing.

Let’s take a quick look at the shape and purpose of each of the Hope hubs available:

The Pro 2 Evo Road hub is designed for climbing and descents. It has a less powerful bearing than our Pro3 range which we think makes it better for shorter riding.

These hubs are used by many of our bike racers at Crick Hill and in local MTB events. They also like to use the hub and retool their bike in order to make it more suitable for racing. These are some of the people you’ll meet at crickhills.

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Written by Mark Adams

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