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When it comes to MTB components, you’ll be hard pressed to find a name with better brand credibility than Hope. What may come as a surprise is the competitive pricing that’s offered within the Hope range; something that’s demonstrated perfectly by their Fortus wheels.
These tubeless compatible wheels are machine built and hand finished in Barnoldswick in the UK, and made to suit a range of applications with various rim widths on offer. All feature welded 6061 T6 rim construction and internal widths include 23, 26, 30 and 35mm. Based on current trends, the 30mm rim is the most popular and Hope has two options in this size; the standard version for regular trail riding or a reinforced ‘triple cavity’ variant for enduro and harder gravity-focussed riding.
All Hope Fortus wheels are assembled using high quality Sapim Race double-butted stainless steel spokes and sensible brass nipples. They also employ the super dependable Hope Pro 4 hubs. Machined from a single forged aluminium billet, the Pro 4 hubs employ stainless steel bearings that are capable of surviving UK riding conditions. The four-pawl ratchet mechanism has 44 points of engagement to deliver a speedy 8.2-degree take-up and the hubs are entirely serviceable.
Pre-built options are only available in black with boost hubs but customers can also choose to build their own wheels with rims, spokes and hubs offered in all colours and variants from the BikeSportz warehouse. Hope also caters for every freehub option; HG, XD and Microspline.
All of this adds up to a wheelset that’s both dependable and impressively finished. When you consider they retail for $999, they’re guaranteed to be a quick seller. To get a better picture of the various options within the Fortus range and check on stock levels, go to the BikeSportz B2B site: https://b2b.bikesportz.com.au. Alternately, you can get in touch by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on (03) 9586 1600.