Hope Tech Has Some New Bits at Eurobike 6

Their carbon bar hits production, they show off a lightweight XC crank prototype and they tease with the six pot brakes.

The big news from Hope was their recent launch of the carbon HB.160 bike, but they’re working some new projects and product updates. They’re working a lighter version of their existing crank for XC and cyclocross applications. The crank arms are hollowed-out to remove material and weight. They’re sealed back up with a bonded plate keeping the cranks extremely stiff but also light. The spindle interface has been updated to a self-extracting bolt design and Hope is claiming a 500g weight with chainring. They may be working on something similar for trail / enduro use.

Hope’s six-piston v6 hydraulic disc has been seen on Adam Brayton’s World Cup bike at steeper tracks. Hope is still unsure about production availability, but if nothing else, it could be a contender for the e-bike market.

Finally Hope’s carbon handle bar is a production item. We’ve seen it at tradeshows for a couple years and now it’s for sale. The bar is made in the UK at Hope’s carbon factory, has a 20mm rise, 780mm width with 5-degree upsweep and 7-deg backsweep. 

Finding your way to www.hopetech.com will satisfy your need for sweet, shiny bike parts.

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