Dan found some gems over at the Hope stall: cranks that are nearing completion, a new nifty dropper post cable guide and some chain devices/guards.
Hope had two sets of cranks on show, the spline-mounted spider version and a conventional four-bolt chainring mount. Release date is hopefully Novemberish. The cranks are forged and then CNC machined from 7000 series aluminium. The cranks feature “a unique axle/arm interface and incredibly versatile spline mounted spider/chainring system”. They’ll come in 170 and 175mm lengths and feature a 30mm oversized axle and Hope BBs that promise compatibility with most bikes. The spiderless chainrings come in 26T-36T Spiderless Retainer (thick/thin) chainrings and single (104BCD) chainring spiders (with the ability to accommodate a bash guard). RRP from £245.
Hope also had two chain devices on show. One device worked with the bolt-on chainring guards and the other just as a guide.
Last but not least, a nice seat clamp hose guide thingy. Hope has added to its existing seat clamp with a plastic ball joint cable retainer to allow the cable to slide and rotate within it. The seat clamp comes in 34.9 and 36.4mm (for 31.6 and 30.9 posts) and has a new spherical seated fastener system, alloy and stainless hardware and weighs all of 35g for a RRP of £25
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