Hope Mono M4's. What's your experience with them?
Haven’t used the mono m4’s but I’ve been running m4’s for a couple of years and they’re good. I’m about 12 stone and ride a fair bit of downhill. I use 203mm up front and 180mm on the rear, I did notice a fair improvement doing that from 180mm and 160mm respectively.
Had no issues with them and easy to bleed (not that I do it often…)Posted 6 years ago
I have the opportunity to buy some second hand Mono M4’s and I’m wondering if they’ll be suitable for my kind of riding. I have a ’09 Trance X and I do xc and some fairly fast techy stuff too and I’m 12 stone. I’m not after downhiller brakes but something fairly powerful is needed. At the moment I’m just about getting by with my juicy 3’s but they scare me sometimes.
I think the m4’s might be about 3 or 4 years old so I’m wondering if they age well? What are they like to set up and maintain? What pads are good ones to get and what’s the pad life like? Have you had any problems with these brakes? Any info greatly appreciated. Thanks.Posted 6 years ago
I’ve put the brakes on my bike. They don’t feel that sharp yet but I didn’t expect them too as I’m not sure the rotors are compatible and the pads look very shiny.
I think I will probably buy these brakes, get the right rotors, bleed them and sort out the pads.
What would be good rotors to get and what kind of pads would you recommend using with them? Should my Juicy 3 rotors be compatible with these brakes or not? Thanks.Posted 6 years ago
Being a bit of a bike tart I went for the Hope coloured floating saw rotor ones to match my blue pro2’s. No different to the standard ones TBH. What I would recommended is setting them up properly by watching the video guides on hopes website. They are slightly trickier to set up than most brakes but taking the time to do it correctly will pay dividends. Chill out, make a coffee and take your time over getting the calipers and pads lined up.
I have put a +20mm adapter on my front caliper to up the rotor size to 200mm. A very big difference in power over my old 180mm setup.Posted 6 years ago
GiantJaunt – Member
I’ve put the brakes on my bike. They don’t feel that sharp yet
Hopes tend to have a different lever feel to other brakes – less initial bite and more modulation – confused by some folk with lack of power but M4s did us fine on the tandem for powerPosted 6 years ago
TandemJeremy – Member
Hopes tend to have a different lever feel to other brakes – less initial bite and more modulation – confused by some folk with lack of power but M4s did us fine on the tandem for power
I should be able to lock my back wheel up at high speed with these brakes though shouldn’t I?Posted 6 years ago
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