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Hope Goes for Bronze, Adds Carbon Fiber Crankset & More

hope carbon evo cranks with bronze chainring
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Hope Tech has launched their first-ever carbon fiber crankset, joining their long-running CNC’d aluminum option. Joining it is an new bronze anodized finish for their components, covering everything from chainrings to cockpit to brakes and more. They also have a new “downcountry” stem, plus a bottom bracket with better bearings. Here’s the deets…

Hope Tech Carbon Cranks

hope carbon evo cranks shown disassembled

The new Hope carbon cranks borrow construction cues from their carbon handlebar and HB.130 trail and HB.916 enduro mountain bike frames. This means T700 fibers underneath a 1K woven outer layer for abrasion resistance, all tuned to balance stiffness with ride quality. And like those other items, it’s made in their own factory in Barnoldswick, UK.

The Hope Carbon Evo cranks come in 155, 165, and 170-mm crank arm lengths. Hope went short on their crank arms in 2022 and haven’t looked back, so the longest they offer for these is 170mm. Their alloy RX road/gravel cranks are still available in 170/172.5/175, and the alloy Evo cranks still have a 175mm option, though.

hope evo carbon crank arms in pieces

It has the same self-extracting mounting bolt from their carbon cranks, with 7075 aluminum 30mm spindles available in different lengths to fit different BB shell widths. Unlike their alloy cranks, which use a three-piece design with separate axle, these permanently fix the axle to the non-drive crank arm.

Cool features include a foam core to damp vibrations and replaceable pedal thread inserts. Claimed weight is 422g for the 155mm crankset w/o chainring, 487g with 32t chainring. Their chainrings are sold separately in 28- to 36-tooth counts, with multiple offsets. Mix and match chainring offsets and spindle widths to accommodate whatever frame and rear axle spacing you have.

MSRP is $695 (€690 / £550, available April 1, 2024), and hardware is available in black, blue, red, silver, purple, orange, and the new…

Bronze ano option & new TR stem

new hope TR stem

The new Hope TR stem replaces their AM model with a lighter, stiffer design. It matches the look of their Gravity stem, but is aimed at the trail and downcountry rider.

It’s available in 35/40/50mm lengths with a 35mm bar clamp, and 32/40/50mm for 31.8mm bars. It has 0º rise, a wide 56mm clamping area, and comes with stainless steel bolts. Weights from 123g to 150g, MSRP $135 (€135 / £105). Available March 1, 2024.

new hope bronze anodized color for components

The rest of their component lineup also gets the bronze color option, including hubs, brake hardware, brake rotor carriers, and pedals. Available March 1 for an indefinite period of time.

New Hope PF41 bottom brackets

hope bottom bracket with wider sealed bearings

Hope’s prior press-fit bottom brackets used dual cartridge bearings on either side to improve durability when cramming a 30mm crank spindle inside a BB shell designed for 24mm cranks like Shimano’s. That worked, but they lacked enough seals and an inner sleeve to prevent moisture, dust, and dirt from creeping in from the inside.

The new model use a wide new custom-designed Swiss bearing with full seals, further aided by end cap shields for the outside faces, and a single-piece inner sleeve to protect the inside faces. They’re also better able to accommodate slight frame misalignments, so they’ll roll smoother for longer no matter what.

Available with internal sleeves to fit 86.5, 89.5, 92, 104.5, 107, and 121mm bottom bracket shell widths. Includes convertors to suit DUB (28.99mm) spindles, too. MSRP $114.00 (€113.00 / £90.00), available March 1, 2024.

HopeTech.com

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Steven
Steven
1 month ago

Me likey fancy bike parts!

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