For early 2011, Hope introduces its integrated cassette with a retail price of £150. The new cassette has an integrated free hub. It’s designed to be matched with Hope Pro 2 and Pro 3 hub wheels. What makes the cassette stand out is that the free hub body and sprockets are already part of each other.
As per Hope, the total weight of a Pro 2 wheel with the integrated cassette is 20g lighter than that of SRAM XX fitted sprockets and free hub. The new Hope cassette is definitely more affordable and you won’t have to worry about free hub splines any longer. There is also no need for a lockring to hold the sprockets. You now have the option to use a 9T cog, extending your cassette’s range and you can also drop a chainring from the front to even go lighter.
The 2011 Hope Integrated Cassette has a 10 speed version where 5 inner green sprockets are made from aluminum while 5 outer gold sprockets are made from steel. The cassette is then coated with titanium nitride. Hope will also come out with chainguide with matching chainrings made from 2014 aluminum.