We’re big fans of Hope Technology, from their tried and tested wheelsets, long-lasting brakesets to their passion for designing and manufacturing bike bits here in the UK, they’re a tight-knit team of riders making well-built and reliable parts and accessories.
It’s no surprise then that we were pleased to see Hope at Eurobike displaying some brand new brakes, pedals, lights and more as well as updates to existing products. You can see pictures of the new products in the gallery below. Let's take you through the highlights:
Weighing in at 390g, these pedals feature a fully CNC machined 2014 T6 aluminium alloy platform, and come with an anodised finish in all six Hope colours (black, blue, gold, gunsmoke, red, silver). The axle is made of high strength heat treated and plated Cr-Mo. Maintenance free running is a given with platforms supported by one Norglide bush and three cartridge bearings in a fully sealed chamber. Grip’s taken care of by 20 replaceable pins per pedal.
V4 downhill brake
Hope are retiring the much-loved, ridden and rated V2 downhill brake with the V4. Lighter, stiffer and more efficient than its predecessor, it also has increased pad surface area for better heat management and pad life.
Integrated Bash Rings (IBR)
Designed to be used alongside their new chainguides, Hope have some new integrated bash rings aimed at XC, trial, AM and enduro riders running 1x setups. Manufactured from 7075 T6 aluminium alloy, and hard anodised (available in Gold, Black and Silver) weight is from 62g.
Lightweight 1 x chain guide for XC, trail, AM and enduro use. They’re designed for optimum use with Hope’s IBR but in most cases will also work with a chainring plus bash guard set-up.
If their new jockey wheels are anything like their mountain bike wheels, these things are going to last forever! They use stainless steel sealed roller bearings with low contact seals for reduced drag. Labyrinth style spacers encapsulate and protect the bearings, increasing their life and reducing maintenance.
Other new additions include a Vision range of lights and a SRAM XD freehub for their existing Pro2 Evo and Pro 3 models to be used with the new SRAM 11-speed XD cassette on XX1 drive systems.
Hope are also working on cranks and rear cassettes – these are a work in progress, so keep your eyes peeled.