The big news from Hope is that they are moving into producing rims. No longer content to offer hubs and wheelsets using other people's rim, they have taken the plunge with two models: an XC rim and this, their enduro version. It sports a 23mm internal diameter. Looking at the cross section, you can see that internally there are three sections, to provide more stiffness and if you look really closely, you can see that at the bottom the rim is thicker than on the side, to prevent the rim deforming under tension from the spokes. They chose to use eyelets for the holes, which they acknlowledge adds weight, but they feel will increase the longevity of the rim. Both models are tubeless-compatible. Some people may be a little disappointed to hear that their rims will not be produced in the UK, they are designed from scracth by Hope in the UK, but for production they took the tough decision to outsource it to the specialists in the Far East as they have so much expertise with this kind of metalwork.