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REAR BRAKE

The radially mounted brake only needs spacers to change disc size. This makes for simple disc size changes as opposed to the current post mount which varies in position with different disc sizes. 
As our brake designer comments “It is really frustrating to model things perfectly on the screen, have CNC machines capable to hold very tight tolerances, to then fit a caliper and some randomly dimensioned brake mount. When you go away from the standard 160 postmount dimension depending which manufacturer spec you go for, the caliper ends up in a different position because there is no set standard.”
Radial mounted calipers aren’t new and have been used on motorbikes for decades, our old Mono6-Ti caliper used this type of mount.

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BOTTOM BRACKET 

Designed around a 30mm axle as standard so no compromise. Unusual for the bike industry one designer worked on the frame, bottom bracket and the cranks so a perfect solution was  used to give long bearing life as well as frame/pivot stiffness.

 

TECH 35 W

With the trend moving towards wider tyres and lower pressures traditional rims are not able to offer tyre stability in fast cornering. With this in mind we have spent the last few years working on a wider rim profile - The Tech 35w is, as the name suggests a 35mm internal width rim. This additional width is achieved without significant weight penalty over the current Tech Enduro through optimisation of the rim profile. The wider rim offers significantly more support to tyre sidewalls allowing pressures to be dropped to 15-20psi and so increasing tyre contact area and traction. Tubeless compatibility has not been compromised with the wider design and will still be as easy as on other rims in the Tech range and offers a reduced risk of burping

CARBON HANDLE BARS

CARBON HANDLE BARS

For many years it’s been our dream to produce handlebars. We initially looked at producing aluminium bars and went through a long design and testing process, but realised the only way to produce them in aluminium would be to use Far East manufacturing. Not really the Hope way!
We then began looking at carbon fibre production and quickly realised that this method could enable handlebar manufacture to remain in Barnoldswick. With the development of the HB.160 frame giving vital carbon production experience a new facility was built at our Barnoldswick site.
Key design features in our Hope handlebar include larger diameters around the bends to significantly increase the strength of the profile, combined with an optimised laminate that has been designed to increase strength in high stress areas and remove material where it’s not required to reduce weight. The results of which  is a bar that has been tuned  
via rider and testing feedback to enhance performance.