- Big thanks to Hope!
From a bike shop mechanics perspective it’s also Hope all the time/every time as well for us, any problem we have with Hope stuff (which is pretty rare to be honest) no matter how old or obsolete the item we can pick up the phone and speak to same person at Hope everytime and problem is sorted and stuff arrives in the post next day, quite often FOC.
From a personal perspective?, i’ve got Hope Hubs (ti glide) from 1994/5 and they still run smooth as silk, perhaps two bearing changes in well over 60,000 miles.
Sometimes i think of buying hubs with slightly faster engagement or perhaps saving a few grams in weight but nah!…..Hope stuff just works time and time again.Posted 4 years agoglobaltiMember
If you had even visited their factory and seen the boxes and boxes of parts you’d understand that it’s not so onerous for somebody to stroll over, pick up that pawl or seal and pop it in a jiffy envelope but yes, their after-sales service is excellent and they’ve sorted me out a couple of times.
If it wasn’t for the fact that so much is made by CNC machining they would be a massive employer in the old mill town of Barnoldswick and better known than they are in the town.Posted 4 years agoplus oneMember
I sent my brakes back for a service and wanted new braided hoses and bore caps fitted… They could do service but not
The braided hoses/caps as this was a dealer job 🙁
The chap I spoke to was adamant they couldn’t do it .. I asked to speak to one of the head men and he sorted it 🙂
Previously my lbs (non hope) dealer bled my brakes badly with wrong fluid 🙁
Contacted hope sent them back full service/new pads free of charge 🙂
They always get my business..Posted 4 years agocurvatureMember
Had the same great service from Hope on a couple of occasions.
Once for an obsolete part. In the post free of charge!
The other time was for a bespoke rotor 150mm. Apparently they made some years ago so offer to make another for me. Paid Wednesday afternoon through LBS and it arrive Friday morning all for the price of a standard part.
For a couple of posters above the reason they will not do some things is that they would then be taking business away from the dealer network. Let face it it should be easier for us all if our local store can address any issues for us.
I know that if I was a dealer for a brand and they kept doing stuff direct I would not be happy. After sales for warranty issues and broken parts though is a different thing and I am sure that by Hope having broken/damaged items returned they use this for future product development.Posted 4 years agokhaniMember
Sounds like it`s a good job their customer service is good if their products break this often
Considering most of this stuff is way out of warranty it’s pretty good IMO..Posted 4 years ago
I’ve received the same service for bits way out of warranty without any quibbles so its all good, unlike other company’s no quibble warrantys that were quibbled to death during the warranty period…
I’ve never known Hope to say ‘its your fault and we’re not fixing it’ ever…
Completely understand that they wouldn’t want to take business away from the LBS’s.
Post was a little tongue in cheek although I was a bit miffed they wouldn’t help out after I’d told them I couldn’t find stock anywhere and was obviously looking for a quick replacement to get me up and running. And a fair bit cheaper than the two sets of pads they’ve been giving away!Posted 4 years agodebaserSubscriber
After six years in a rock solid Merlin wheel build my Pro ii sort of exploded, leaving a big crack along the hub body, a half dozen snapped spokes and a long walk out of the woods. Could have been worse, I’ve been on a couple of rides this year where it would have been a total disaster.
Anyway, given the age of the hub and the abuse it has taken I really wasn’t expecting a replacement, but sent it off to Hope to ask what they thought had gone wrong and if there was any way I could have prevented it.
In the meantime I got Merlin to build me a new rear wheel to get me out and about again – 3 days from order, through build to delivery and out riding again.
New hub (aside from the freehub body) has just been dropped off by FedEx 😀
TLDR – Hope (and Merlin) are entirely made of win.Posted 4 years ago
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