The new fat-bike specific Hope hubs have arrived in the US and we’ve got our paws on a set! No, Hope didn’t hook us up. In fact, we didn’t even ask. Yet! With a small number originally shipped we simply let Sven pony up and do it!
The Fatsno is an evolution of the Pro2 Evo already available in a variety of sizes and has proven to be a great design. We expect nothing less from the 170mm rear cassette and the Front Specific 135mm hub with a standard rear disc spacing.
We first spied these at Frostbike back in February and gleened a bit of info then. The production units look absolutely great in their blue anodized glory.
As a super bonus, we are lacing these fan-dancy hubs up to a prototype set of 47mm rims in preparation for 3 seasons of fatbike fun! Keep your eyes glued to this here website as you won’t see these rims anywhere else, yet!
Like all their aluminum-bodied cassette hubs, Hope recommends a cassette with an alloy spider body that holds the larger cogs to reduce wear on the hub body. We’ve got a SRAM PG-990 11/32 ready to go!
About the hope Fatsno Hubs
- CNC machined in Barnoldswick, England. Built and hand finished in UK
- Rear Hub Width: 170mm
- Front Hub Width: 135mm (front specific with rear disc spacing)
- Bearing type: Stainless
- Hub Body: 2014 T6 aluminium
- Currently available colors: Black, Red and Blue
- Hole Drilling: 32
- Cassette body: Aluminium
- Ratchet type: 4 pawl (24t engagement)
- Weight: Front 252g, Rear 347g weighed on a Park Digital Scale.
We will need to verify this but there are steel freehub bodies for available for the Pro2 as an aftermarket part and, since this is essentially a wider Pro2, they should be compatible.
Check them out on Hope’s site – http://www.hopetech.com/page.aspx?itemID=SPG394