These are truly amazing wheels for an easier shift and with les friction.
Easy to install as well.
22 May 2016
Jockey Wheels - Neat & durable
I've got these on three bikes: Shimano XTR 9 speed (yes!), Shimano XT 10 spd and now on Shimano Dura Ace 11spd (9000). A good mix of MTB and road. Compared to the stock plastic wheels these things seem to last for ever.
It all depends on the mileage you do and the conditions you ride in but stock jockeys tended to be lasting me less than 6 months. The Hope wheels are well over a year now and still spinning freely with plenty of meat left on the teeth to guide the chain accurately around the cassette.
When I need more jockey wheels I'll be sticking to these. Excellent!
16 March 2016
Hard-wearing, easy to clean...
No problems to date, no signs of heavy wear, still going good.
23 February 2016
Excellent function and blingy looks...
...but a tad noisy compared to Campagnolo original jockeys.
21 February 2016
Excellent upgrade to 2 x 10 setup
I bought these jockey wheels as I was averaging a set of SRAM jockey wheels a year on a X9 rear derailleur. The Hope replacement has a much better quality construction so I expect they will last longer than two years if maintained properly and not abused.
After fitting the jockey wheels the drivetrain on my bike moved much more freely and really did make a big difference. That said, the SRAM wheels they replaced actually seized so there is no telling what state they were in before they left me with a long walk home...
11 February 2016
Excellent Hope Quality
What more do you want from a set of jockey wheels.
Great quality bearings and look to be lasting well so far.
Nice and shiny too!
28 October 2015
a new experience
The wheels are good and all that, but I also learned that the upper wheel have no axially play, as does the shimano stock ones. This is all well and nice when the rear derailleur is perfectly aligned, but with a small bend in the hange as I had, it leaves a racket. Even so, I did find out that my hanger was bent :)
30 July 2015
had to replace the jockey wheels, so thought I would make them the colour of bike, looks great!
02 July 2015
Look good quality
Bought these as i bent my last set of aluminium wheels from another manufacturer. Haven't used them yet, but far superior in look and quality. Time will tell if they are as good as they look, but having purchased another Hope product previously, i am impressed with the quality of the brand.
24 June 2015
Standard Hope Quality
Expensive for jockey wheels compared to plastic ones but ooze quality, much like any Hope product does.
I opted for these as bottom jockey wheels kept seizing due to muddy/wet winter rides in sandy Bedfordshire. Decided the machining of these would allow better mud shedding which would stop mud/sandy soil grinding away at my chain and derailleur.
You have to get used to the noise of metal on metal but other than that quality item that I hope, will last a long time. Only negative is that the teeth are no longer black as my chain has taken the paint off - but I guess thats to be expected with metal on metal.
22 June 2015
shiny and smooth running
Yes, I splashed out on these however the bearings run smooth and assuming they last at least twice as long as standard jockey wheels then good value. I ride through a lot of mud and clay through winter which just consumes the standard shimano slx unit, making this a worthwhile buy for me.
25 May 2015
Hope jockey wheels
Fitting hope jockey wheels has been the easiest bag for buck quick fix up grade made to my bike for some time. 5minutetes and I have sleight from shoe room shifting and indexing again.
17 May 2015
They look fancy, are very well made and are very trick but Im not sure what they offer over normal jockey wheels.
They are really noisy when you run them with a 42t conversion cassette sprocket.
13 May 2015
Pricey but well made bit of bling
My old hope jockey wheels were getting very worn as they had done many miles.
You can get cheaper jockey wheels but i like a subtle bit of bling so got the blue ones.
Well made and work perfectly.
27 April 2015
Replacements... No improvements
Bought these to replace worn out jockey wheels on my MTB which has Shimano Deore XT parts. These wheels are smooth spinning and never clog. They feel good quality in your hand and fit to the existing cage no problem at all. Very much recommended.
02 April 2015
A bearing without grease!
Found excessive friction in the upper jockey wheel after second ride, took it apart to find it had been assembled with no grease in the bearing, which was binding as a result. Contacted Hope direct as I didn't want to be without a bike by returning the part, they weren't interested in addressing the problem. So no problem with the Wiggle service, but last time I'll be buying Hope,
26 February 2015
Looks great if you keep your bike very clean, but not cheap.
17 November 2014
Quality Jockey wheels
1000 mile or so on these now, look the park, run quiet and smooth.
Bit of bike bling, quality component from Hope
12 November 2014
they look good, they are Hope, on installation they work just as well as the XTR ones.
21 October 2014
Looks the part, but slightly noisier
These really do look the part. No real reason to buy them other than the looks. They work just as well as your standard jockey wheels, but are slightly noisier than the standard being metal on metal.
06 October 2014
A great improvement
Noisy until a little grease on them and chain simply must be correct length (as always) but they do run smooth
27 August 2014
These are better than the Dura Ace that I had to replace.
They look the part, run extremely smooth and sweet. Plenty of colour choice and an excellent product. They are now on all my bikes.
14 August 2014
Shiny jockey wheels that work
Quality jockey wheels, they spin very freely and the open shape helps them shed the rubbish a bit better than standard or cheaper items. They are expensive compared to standard jockey wheels but in line with others that have a similar higher spec.
03 July 2014
Better than standard jockey wheels
As with all Hope products, great quality. Overall these jockey wheels are so much better than the standard items. They look good and, more importantly, are durable.
01 July 2014
Everything I Hoped for!!
Excellent product,looks fantastic & it performs better than xtr & is cheaper,outlasts them too!! Cant buy better!!
18 June 2014
Love these to bits.....they look lovely (gunsmoke) and are well made in the typical Hope fashion.
It's just nice knowing that you've got stainless steel cartridge bearings in your jockey wheels - one less thing to worry about.
Didn't notice any increase in noise with an SRAM PC-991 chain.
Gear change is perfect (X0 gears/cassette) - can't say if better than with original plastic SRAM jockeys wheels, but certainly not worse.
I'll certainly buy these next time the jockeys wear out on my other bikes, as opposed to spending £15 - £20 on plastic originals.
As with some other Hope items, some enclosed instructions would be nice, rather than having to Google "what is the brass adaptor for".
19 May 2014
Veryy good product /good quality
This product is a quality product light weight and durable ( just what you would expect from Hope). The colour range/choice is good to put a nice touch of "bling" to your bike!
16 May 2014
These jockey wheels are really well made.they are a little noisy but they spin well and are designed in such away that if there is some wear in the drive chain system there is a small amount of float that allows the jockey wheels to still keep the chain in line and working as smooth as possible.
08 May 2014
well made but sadly does not fit an Ultegra derailleur.
01 April 2014
Hope 11 Tooth Jockey Wheels - Pair
Beautifully made jockey wheels, excellent bearings, a little expensive maybe, but if they are as hard wearing as other Hope products then it won't be such an issue.
27 March 2014
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They have directional arrows laser etched onto them as well markings designating upper and lower wheels. Mine had the arrows on the top wheel but not the lower so I mounted the lower flipped round opposite to the top because of the direction of the chain.