BRIT BITS: Hope Technology Products
KITTED OUT BY HOPE
With the future British Bike build as a work in progress, with as much Brit stuff as possible to be used to build up the very British Empire Cycles Evo MX6, Hope have sent over a selection of stuff to kit the bike out. As usual the Hope quality is second to none, with the design and function being high on the agenda.
These are a great little trick bit/upgrade for any self concerting mountain biker, they are CNC machined from a solid piece of billet aircraft grade alloy. They have stainless sealed roller bearings, light weight and come in an array of colours
Hope seem to now have all aspects covered with their headset range, from conventional to integral and tapered (as seen here) plus stocking so many different fittings to kit your rig out. Also available in an array of colours.
Stainless Bottom Brackets
These are suitable for Shimano, Truvativ and Race Face, plus many more. They come with two different bearing options, full stainless (as seen here) or ceramic, plus the bearings are replaceable. suitable for 68 & 73mm shell width, plus an 83mm width version and even a road version. Again all the usual colours available
Bolted Seat Clamp
With the increasing use of a “uppy downy” seat posts these days, the bolted seat clamp is now becoming more and more popular, for obvious reasons. I have been using this one on the GT prior to the Brit build and it just seems to do what it says on the tin! Different sizes and colours available.
New to the Hope range, these grips are simple and effective, made with durable, tacky and soft rubber, you get bags of grip, I’m loving mine. with two bolts on each grip, once tightened they don’t move. and with the integrated alloy bar ends and impact resistant core they are pretty much bullet proof, all the usual colours available.
Words: Jim Buchanan Photos: Doc Ward (http://www.doc-photography.com/)