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. Jockey Wheels 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 Price £35.00 Headsets 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. Price £80.00 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 Price £80.00 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. Price £21.00 Handlebar Grips 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. Price £25.00 www.hopetech.com Words: Jim Buchanan Photos: Doc Ward (http://www.doc-photography.com/)New: Subscribe to the ENDURO Edition on Google Currents and experience our online articles in a new & beautiful way on all your mobile devices. Try it now - it's free!