In all honesty Hope are okish when bled right,and kept finely tuned and on top of them and when they arent leaking grr! but...
yeah ive run both in the Alps,over years and years,and so have the guides out there,but Shimano brakes in the group of 8 of us were top notch compared to Hope and thats the gods honest truth,in both performance power and reliability,
End of the day i'd love to say Hope are better being a UK brand but that is not the case,so i and mi mates have to use Shimano as at the end of the day they just work and no faff maintenance
i mean cmon have you felt the new shimanos over the hope V2 its a no brainer.
and price wise too