- Hope 36-9 Cassette
Emailed Hope yesterday as I was curious about the release date of the 36-9 cassette that had been reported some time ago.
This is what they emailed me back…
‘Hi, we are still working on the cassette, but now we are going for a
10/36 or 10/37. We might have something by September, possibly!’
Interesting huh?Posted 6 years agofatboyjonMember
So long as the plan is for it to be retro-fittable to Pro2 hubs, they’ll shift a fair few. The 10-37 sounds interesting so long a it will work with existing rear mechs unlike the 11-38 from KCNC(?) which requires the extension for an XTR mech. Should make 1×10 a little more useable to more people.
Hope guesstimate of September could mean anything though.Posted 6 years ago
Anybody tried this? I’m gonna give it a go on my mega I think, not sure whether to loose the 11 or strip a cassette down and custom ratio one upPosted 6 years ago100mphplusMember
If it’s anything like the new XD freehub, it will be a direct replacement on Pro 2 Evo & Pro 3 hubs, but won’t fit the old Pro 2.
However, you can modify the Pro 2 and bring it up to Pro 2 Evo Spec by replacing the axle, 2mm spacer and end adaptors. I have just done this on 2 old pro 2 hubs to enable the XD freehub to fitPosted 6 years agosam42Member
9 tooth was never gonna last, they can get away with it on microdrive bmx setups because bmxs dont actually get ridden very far. Even 10 tooth might be a bit ambitious.Posted 6 years ago
Did I read all or some of the cogs at least will be aluminium?
These factors make me a bit dubious… Other than that I wish they’d hurry up and release it.Blazin-saddlesMember
Wouldn’t it be easier to just machine a cassette and freehub combined and sav even more weight off it? Obviously changing cassette would be a bit more tricky.
erm, as Njee points out, that is what the cassette project is all about. originally it was just an engineering project to see what could be done. the proto was all alu and scheduled for release on the original dates but wasn’t durable enough during testing, likewise the 9t made the chain run too rough.
The new version is Ti and steel sprockets directly mounted to the freehub body for want of a better description. but is still undergoing testing hence no firm release date yet. There’s a lot more work than people imagine in sorting this, one of Hopes R&D engineers has spent nearly 6 months solid on the cassette already.Posted 6 years agoGee76Member
Spev, was lookin at that cog too, well 41 tooth. There’s a thread on mtbr on it. Looks interesting. Looked at me ratios and thought might ditch my 15 & 17 and replace with 16 tooth cog. Don’t fancy loosing my 11 tooth!
Also thought I’d go up a bit at front for better overall spread on my 1 x 10 setup. At the mo I’ve biased towards climbing.
Spoke to the guy about a custom 10t lockring but required specific tooling he couldn’t commit too.
He did say he’d help out with duty if req’d. I’ve a friend also interested. Maybe a mini group buy. Might get us a price break!Posted 6 years agocookeaaSubscriber
Hope massively missed the boat on this one, specialized and others were playing with bastardized capreo cassettes 2 years ago while they were touting their great 9-36 cassette at shows…. Since then very little new from hope xx1 has stolen the jump on everyone and now there’s a couple of home brewers/small companies managing to do extended range cassettes….
Too slow Hope, too slow….Posted 6 years agofuton river crossingMember
Anybody tried this? I’m gonna give it a go on my mega I think, not sure whether to loose the 11 or strip a cassette down and custom ratio one up
This caught my interest as you could use the 36T version to add to a 9 speed XT cassette – trouble is – it weighs 155g 🙁 so overall it would weigh the same as the HG 9 speed 11 to 36 cassette.Posted 6 years ago
duirdh, the capreo wont fit my mega (and neither will v-brakes) so smart comments about whether we need disc’s or not are not relevant really.Posted 6 years ago
I’ll most likely go 38t and see how it goes, think I’ll get rid of the 11t as it probably the gear I use the least (pump rather than pedal DH as i’m getting on a bit now 😆 )
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