HOPE HB160 COMPLETE BIKE
DESIGNED, TESTED AND MANUFACTURED IN THE UK.
AVAILABLE FOR IN STORE COLLECTION ONLY.
Hope Technology’s have launched there first Mountain bike to the market. We are now delivering their all NEW, all British engineered bike! The very impressive HB160!
Taking the mountain bike world by storm, the HB160 is completely new to the Market for 2017. This very impressive Hope bike is now in Peddlers showroom for you to view. You can then choose your colour scheme from the seven colours available to order.
If you like loads of Hope’s kit, this is all included in the specification. Hope isn’t one for doing things the standard bike industry way.
The bike is handmade to order right here in the UK.
Choose from the 7 Hope colours for your components.
UK CARBON PRODUCTION MADE FOR THE HB160
Cutting and laying up the carbon sheet is quite a labour intensive process. The production on site in Barnoldswick gives Hope total confidence in the quality of parts they can produce. Also by manufacturing in their own factory in the UK to strict health and safety regulations, they can ensure a safe working environment for everyone.
Hope produced a uniquely spaced rear end to achieve a dishless wheel build. Hope then moved the drive-side chain stay out which has altered the chainline to give more clearance around the bottom bracket (this was pre boost, but realistically has achieved the same thing). The non-driveside chain stay has been brought in to create a narrower 130mm dropout width rear end. The rotor/calliper is as close as possible to the spokes.
Maximum stiffness was created by fitting a 17mm thru axle and 25mm location spacers in the hub.
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. Motorbikes have been using this style mount for decades.
The old Hope Mono6-Ti caliper used this type of mount too.
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 giving a long bearing life as well as frame/pivot stiffness.
One of our “long term” development projects, the rear cassette went through many stages during its evolution. We gradually “tweaked” the tooth profile and ramps to give the perfect shifting both up and down the gears. The final design of the cassette uses 7 sprockets. 10t-24t, machined from a single stainless steel billet that is heat treated. Then the four larger sprockets, 28t-44t that are again machined from a single billet, although this time it’s aluminium that is hard anodised.
The cassette fits onto a specially made freehub that is machined slightly shorter, this is to accommodate the 10t sprocket.
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 Hope 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 the tyre sidewalls allowing pressures to be dropped to 15-20psi and so increasing tyre contact area and traction. Tubeless compatibility with the wider design.
Hope have been dreaming for many years to produce handlebars. Now they are here.
Key design features in our Hope handlebar include larger diameters around the bends to significantly increase the strength of the profile. Larger diameters combined with the optimised laminate is designed to increase strength in high stress areas.
Hope take on the conservative approach to the frame geometry rather than jumping in the longer, slacker trend therefore this is a lively, manoeuvrable and comfortable bike. A fun ride thats able to steer around tight switchbacks rather than a planted and straight-line warrior.
With this Horst link 4 bar linkage suspension, the right compromises have been made, the suspension is optimised for the bikes intended use, an aggressive riding style and pedalling efficiency.
The very progressive linkage leverage ratio makes the bike suitable to use either an air shock or coil shock.
HOPE HB.160 HIGHLIGHTS
- FRAME: HB.160 Carbon
- SHOCK: Fox Factory Float X2 2 positon lever
- FORK: Fox Factory 36 Float RC2 160mm boost
- HEADSET: Hope 1.5″ – 1 – 1/8″
- STEM: Hope AM 35mm
- BAR: Hope Carbon 780mm
- GRIPS: Hope Lock On
- BRAKES: Tech 3 E4 180mm 160mm Rear on Small
- SHIFTER LEVER: SRAM XX1 – 11 spd
- R. DERAILLEUR: SRAM XX1 – 11 spd
- CRANKS: Hope fitted with 30t spiderless ring
- CASSETTE: Hope 10-44t – 11 spd
- PEDALS: Hope F20
- WHEELSET: 27.5 35w rims Pro4 HB/110 boost
- TYRE: Maxxis High Roller II 3C EXO 2.4 (Tubeless)
- SADDLE: SDG Duster MTN Ti Alloy rails
- SEATPOST: RockShox Reverb 125 Small, 150 Medium, 150 Large, 150 XL
- BOTTOM BRACKET: Hope HB 30mm
- MSRP: GBP 7500 / EUR 9000
- Availability: September 2017
Please visit https://www.hopetechhb.com for more info.