Hope’s biggest news this year is the new Tech3 lever. While the old Tech lever had its fans, it didn’t play well with all shifters and many riders found it a little greedy on handlebar space. The new Tech3 lever is now left and right-handed and is available with Shimano’s I-Spec and SRAM’s Matchmaker compatible brackets so that your shifters can fit directly to the lever.
The levers also offer more power than before – and the Hope M4 brake now becomes the ‘Enduro4’ brake with more power.
Hope’s hubs will now have a quicker pickup due to 40 internal teeth rather than the old 24. It’s a little quieter and the pickup goes from 15° to 11°.
Hope now offers its bolt-together press-fit BB in more versions – this one is for PF30. They’ll do 24 and 30mm axle compatibility for all.
Hope’s Eternity post now has a one-piece top, rather than the glued on version of before. This’ll be out mid-October.
Lighting-wise, Hope is making a super dinky R1 light with a single LED and lithium battery.
And what’s this, hiding on Hope’s show bike. Hope wouldn’t say anything about it, but it’s definitely a thick-thin chainring for XX1 style setups. No word on production (dates or even a yes/no) but we’ll keep you posted on it.
Posted on: August 30, 2013