Hope Carbon 30 Clincher Mono Aero Road wheelset review

Hope's Carbon 30 Clincher promises to be 'best for British roads' and so far might be living up to its sales speal

Cycling Weekly Verdict

We’ve ridden these wheels through the winter into summer and haven’t seen any wear or tear just yet. That, topped off with 11-speed compatibility and the option of Shimano, SRAM and Campag freehub bodies means you can safely say Hope has thought of everything.

For
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    Robust

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    Lightweight

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    Good looking

Against
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    A hard ride

Hope’s Carbon 30 range is available in tubular or clincher versions, along with disc options too. 30mm UD carbon rims, built with CX-Ray stainless steel bladed spokes on their own Mono Aero hubs (20h front and 24h rear), hint at a stern ride; a price often paid for a hardwearing wheelset.

With the varying terrain of the Kent and Surrey roads we found them to be great all-rounders. Speed pick-up is good and together with the relatively lightweight construction and stiff carbon rim make for a great climbing option.

Descending was also a joy with reliable braking, which can often be a little hit and miss with carbon clinchers. We were impressed with the ability to maintain good braking performance throughout, both in dry and wet conditions.

Symon Lewis

Symon Lewis joined Cycling Weekly as an Editorial Assistant in 2010, he went on to become a Tech Writer in 2014 before being promoted to Tech Editor in 2015 before taking on a role managing Video and Tech in 2019. Lewis discovered cycling via Herne Hill Velodrome, where he was renowned for his prolific performances, and spent two years as a coach at the South London velodrome.