Fat Tuesday #3 – Hope Pro2 Evo Fat Hubs

One key to riding a fat bike is allowing the bike to carry momentum through the trail, avoiding unnecessary braking. This will keep those wheels moving once they’re rolling at speed.

High-quality hubs will work to support that riding strategy, and Hope — the UK’s answer to Chris King, producing hubs with high engagement and good looks — has one particular offering that definitely fits the bill for fat bike applications.

The Pro2 Evo ensures power to move forward when you need it. These hubs make use of a four pawl freehub body that locks into a 24 tooth steel ratchet, featuring five stainless cartridge bearings and other labyrinth seals to keep out water and reduce rolling resistance. Good seals are a must where fat bikes are concerned: as you brave nastier winter conditions, you can expect more wear and tear on your gear.

This hub set comes in the standard fat bike spacing of 170mm for the rear hub and 135 for the front, compatible with Mukluk and Beargrease frames. The Pro2 Evo is machined from solid billet 2014 T6 aluminum and finished in your choice of red, black or blue. The front hub weighed in at 251 grams while the claimed weight was 250 grams. The rear hub weighed in at 347 grams while the claimned weight was 345 grams. Both within a more than acceptable tolerance.

Front Hub Product Link

Rear Hub Product Link

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