Hopetech hubs.

For over 25 years Hope have been making top end bicycle products at their factory in Barnoldswick in the United kingdom. From day one their philosophy has been to let the quality of their products do the talking instead of exaggerated marketing claims. I think that has worked for them quite nicely. The words been out for quite some time that Hope make very desirable components!

So what makes them tick? A little history will enlighten us. Going back to the late 80's Hope Technology was busy making tools and various fixtures for aerospace companies in the UK. We all know that when a company is creating products for aerospace purposes they are comfortable working at the highest level of quality and material tolerances. That type of background sets the stage for super high quality items that will follow. What began as a little bicycle related side project eventually blossomed into a full time going concern that concentrated exclusively on bicycle components. These days Hope employs over 100 skilled people and their state of the art factory turns out top flight parts 24 hours a day to over 40 countries. How things have grown!

So what hubs do they make? Lots! Everything from well designed MTB hubs to Fatbike specific, BMX, road and trials. 

Their MTB hubs are all for standard J bend spokes which I personally prefer. The disc brake interface is standard 6 bolt. The Pro 4 Series is available in boost widths and they have chosen German made high quality sealed bearings made by INA. Available in 6 different colours. 

   The Hope Pro 4 rear MTB hub with INA German made bearings. Available in 135mm and 142mm. Machined from forged 2014 T6 aluminium billet. It has a 4 pawl ratchet with 44 teeth of engagement. An approximate weight of 300 grams. Built with a standard 6 bolt disc interface. 

  The Hope Pro 4 rear MTB hub with INA German made bearings. Available in 135mm and 142mm. Machined from forged 2014 T6 aluminium billet. It has a 4 pawl ratchet with 44 teeth of engagement. An approximate weight of 300 grams. Built with a standard 6 bolt disc interface. 

Of course there are options for various different axle configurations. Below is a 110mm front boost hub for thru axle. 

                                  A boost width Pro4 front hub for thru axle. Beautiful in black!

                                 A boost width Pro4 front hub for thru axle. Beautiful in black!

For the BMX rider Hope has a very nice set of hubs. The choice of stainless steel high end German made bearings is a wise one, as BMX riding can really test a hubs durability. Available in 6 different colours and two different versions, one for street and one for racing. Spoke hole counts of either 32 or 36 and 80 points of engagement provides a solid feel. 

             The BMX rider has a few excellent options coming in 6 different lovely colours! 

            The BMX rider has a few excellent options coming in 6 different lovely colours! 

So how do the road riders make out with Hope's hubs? Quite well I'd say. The road selection is in either a standard J bend spoke configuration or straight pull. There is a centre lock option for disc brakes as well as a standard 6 bolt version and all common axle configurations. The same high end German sealed bearings made by INA complete the package.  

Many well known racers are riding Hope hubs and for good reason. Cognoscenti Cycles will be carrying all of the many options available. If you need to know a bit more about what they offer don't hesitate to give us a call. 

                            Hope's RS4 road hub with centre lock disc brake option. 

                           Hope's RS4 road hub with centre lock disc brake option. 

 

 

Corey Mihailiuk

Cognoscenti Cycles, 508 Palmerston Boulevard, Toronto, ON, M6G 2P3