Phil from North Derbyshire was after a rebuild of his factory Hope MTB wheels onto wider rims and opted for some DT Swiss 27.5 XR 391 rims. I rebuilt the Hope Pro 4 hubs onto these rims using Sapim Race black spokes and silver brass nipples. They ended up weighing in at 1790g – silly light for a set of wide alloy MTB wheels.
Built up for a 27.5-inch MTB project: DT Swiss EX471 rims laced to Shimano Deore XT hubs (standard quick release) with 32 x DT Competition spokes per wheel and using the official DT Swiss PHR washers and squorx alloy nipples. Total weight: 1909g.
Fast and super-strong carbon 29er build for Clint in Mansfield (near Sherwood Pines – lucky guy): Hope Pro 4 thru-axle hubs laced with Sapim D-Light spokes 3X to 30mm wide asymmetric carbon XC rims. Total weight: 1835g.