Found at EWS Finale – Woody Hole’s Enduro of Hope

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With high winds and the rain coming down there’s not much to spot in Finale right now, the cafes are full but the pit area is deserted. Luckily the one support truck where business is going on as normal is Hope Technology, so we headed there to grab a sneak peek at what was on offer.

Hope’s Woody Hole is on course to win the overall Enduro World Series Master’s category at Finale this weekend and this is the bike that’s going to help him do it…

Woody's Enduro with all the orange
Woody’s Enduro with all the orange

Take one Specialized Enduro and throw all the Hope product at it to create the ultimate enduro monster truck. Finale sees the debut of his new 27.5 Enduro having previously raced on its 29er incarnation.

Want plush?
Want plush?

There’s an Ohlins coil sprung shock out back to provide consistent big hit swallowing suspension.

If you could you would too
If you could you would too

Fox 36 forks up front sport custom anodised top caps to tie in with the newly released Hope orange kit that adorns the frame.

We're loving the graphics
We’re loving the personalisation
Short stems
Short stem and matching graphics
Sweet cockpit
Cockpit of Hope
Proto 11sp cassette
Proto 11sp cassette

Drivetrain is Shimano XTR shifter and mech driving a prototype Hope 11 speed cassette, this one is obviously Shimano compatible but team mate Sammy Sharp is running a SRAM version.

Plenty of clearing there then
Plenty of mud clearing there then
More orange
Hope’s cranks, ring and chainguide up front
New Pro4 hubs
New Pro4 hubs and 180mm rotors

You might have expected some big rotors for the hard descents but Woody’s running 180mm rotors and E4 brakes front and back.

And to answer the inevitable ‘what tyres for’ questions, the answer is provided by Maxxis…

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High Roller for the rear
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Minion DHF up front

 

 

 

Comments (4)

  1. Do your clutch up, Woody! 🙂

  2. That is a nice looking bike.

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