One of Hope’s long-term development projects, this rear cassette has gone through many stages in its evolution, and it’ll be available from Chain Reaction Cycles in January 2016.
It now uses a one piece, hardened stainless steel cluster for the smaller seven speed block, which is also used on the short downhill cassette.
The larger three or four sprockets (depending whether it’s 10 or 11 speed) are again machined from a solid billet, but this time aluminium.
Ratios available are 10-40 on 10 speed and 10-40 or 10-44 on 11 speed, all keeping within the magic 20% ratio change between gears.
The seven speed cluster is produced from hardened stainless steel and is also used for their downhill cassette. The steel cassette will be longer lasting and larger aluminium sprockets are replaceable.
• 10-40 10 speed – 250g
• 10-40 11 speed – 273g
• 10-44 11 speed – 284g
• 20% ratio changes