Hmmmm. People seem to want an explanation of my entry of Hope. So here goes:-
Hubs. They make a nice noise but are from cheap metals. I've had flanges (I do like that word) crack and deform. Axles bend. Freehubs deform.
I don't get these issues (at least as often) with other brands.
Headsets. They're expensive compared to a lot of competition and not any better.
Seat clamps. I'm heavy. Their clamps are seemingly not up to the job of keeping my seatpost in place.
Brakes. They fade like no others. Shimano XT are cheaper and better. Hayes are cheaper and just as good. I've had them repeatedly leak and the fittings deform when adjusted (and I'm quite delicate with spanners). Used to spend all my life fixing or bleeding the useless crap - haven't used them for years now and have finally realised that hydraulic brakes can be fit n forget.
Perhaps if they stopped making things from cheese they'd be better.
Just because Hope charge a lot for their products does not mean they're not cheap and nasty.