Have any of my fellow heavy riders got any experience of these hubs?
I trashed my rear wheel a few weeks back, my LBS kindly lent me a wheel to keep me on the road but it's about time I got myself a new wheel sorted out.
I'm debating getting a pretty regular Shimano 105 hub but wondered if it was worth paying the extra for a Hope Pro 3. They look very pretty, they are about 3-4 times the price of the 105, and they make a loud noise.
I'm still hanging around 240-250lb - hoping to get that down but making slower progress than planned. Riding is mostly road, small amounts of gravel paths but nothing particularly lumpy or bumpy. Obviously there's always the chance I'll hit a pothole or some other road obstruction but I'm not planning on banging around on it like I would on the MTB. Sometimes I'll put panniers on the back and sometimes I'll do 100+ mile rides, usually with a small amount of stuff in a pannier. At some point I want to do longer brevets - 300k and maybe a 400 or 600k.
If anyone has used these as a heavy rider, especially if you've used them over long distances, I'd appreciate thoughts on whether they are as good as people say.