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    Seen the new Hope Special Edition brakes?


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    Indeed I have seen these . . . they are on my "short-list" but I've been having trouble tracking down anyone state-side that can confirm they can get them. Having a "raw" frame already, the std. issue Hope's might add too much "aluminum" to the rig . . . plus the green bits look badass.

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    The only place I've seen them have been on UK dealer sites. I went to my local shop to see if he could get some, and his supplier wasn't sure if they would be available for them to get. So I sent an email to Hope USA asking about it, and they said they do have them in stock, and gave me a number to call to order them.

    I passed the number on to my shop, and he's gonna see if he can get a set of Tech X2's with braided hoses for me.

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    I wanted to get Hopes for my new build but have found limited availablity state side. Wish I could have gotten them...
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    meh... looks clunky
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    Ordering the M4's today

    EDIT: Order placed. Should have them by friday
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    Quote Originally Posted by noot
    Ordering the M4's today
    From where?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7
    From where?
    from www.nrgenterprises.com via www.mudsweatandgears.ca

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    I like them. Too bad I don't have any money. My other hobby is getting precedence over riding for a few months due to pneumonia. Less physical toll to go fly fishing.

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    Don't know what the shipping will be, but the best deal in my brief searching seems to be here

    A lot of the other places just sold the levers and calipers, and you had to buy the rotors and/or the mounting brackets separately. While these guys do sell the separate bits, they also seem to have these available as the complete kit. Looks as if they just have Hope drop-ship them directly.

    edit: dollar must be falling, the X2's have gone up $5 in just a couple days.
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    These would come out right after I buy regular raw Hopes for a new black bike.


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    I've sent inquiries to a few places overseas to get price quotes and shipping estimates. So far the lowers I've got is 336 GBP shipped, which as of today is around $550. This is for an M4 front/X2 rear with 185 + 160 solid rotors and braided lines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rufus
    Don't know what the shipping will be, but the best deal in my brief searching seems to be here
    That seems to be a good price. We probably pay more here in Canada since it's coming overseas, but that price is at least $120CDN less than retail price here.

    That said, if anyone is having a tough time finding them, let me know and I can see if I can track some down for you and ship etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7
    I've sent inquiries to a few places overseas to get price quotes and shipping estimates. So far the lowers I've got is 336 GBP shipped, which as of today is around $550. This is for an M4 front/X2 rear with 185 + 160 solid rotors and braided lines.
    That is an almost unbeatable price, in Canada at least. Does that include duty/import fees?
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    Stopped by my dealer today to check on status. On Monday, I left him the number that Hope USA gave me, and he told me today that they shipped out a set to him that day. So, not sure how long they'll take to get here from Texas, possibly by Friday, but more likely Monday, and they should be here.

    Not sure what he'll end up charging me, but if anyone wants a set and is having trouble finding someone with them in stock, try contacting Hope USA directly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noot
    That is an almost unbeatable price, in Canada at least. Does that include duty/import fees?
    No clue . . . the shop said they ship international to the States on a regular basis and quoted shipping at 6GBP.

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    Far as I know, most bike parts don't have duties.

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    Got them in! Had to grind down the front adapter a bit, the rotor spider was rubbing.


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    Hope 4 pots on an XC SS hardtail with 160mm rotors ... I wish I had money to waste ... that's awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ettore
    Hope 4 pots on an XC SS hardtail with 160mm rotors ... I wish I had money to waste ... that's awesome.
    183mm front, they might not stay on that bike ($20 more for m4 over x2, didn't wanna limit myself), and i'm heavy (220lbs unloaded). But thank you
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    very nice! I am wanting to get a set of those for my new bike as well. It is nice to see a picture of them installed instead of a studio product only setting. Seeing them has convinced me that those will be my new brakes. Keep us informed as to how they work out for you.

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    Thought they came with black mounting posts too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rufus
    Thought they came with black mounting posts too?
    Good catch My distributor was out of stock so they sent the normal ones instead.
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    That's what my shop guy said Hope told him when he called them; that those European places I was looking to maybe get a set from wouldn't be able to warranty them, and might not necessarily have the complete kit of stuff, and so would substitute or mix and match stuff to fill an order, or they wouldn't have the brakes already pre-bled, etc. .

    So I'm kinda glad these are coming straight from Hope, even if they end up costing me a bit more, cause I don't want to have the black calipers without the black mounting posts to go with them. Especially since my build has a bit of a black theme going on. Those braided lines are sweet though.

    I just wish I could have gotten a black thru-axle fork for it,m the white just doesn't look right, although I've gotten used to it. .

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    Quote Originally Posted by rufus
    I just wish I could have gotten a black thru-axle fork for it,m the white just doesn't look right, although I've gotten used to it. .
    Paintbrush and black model paint; let dry, bake in toaster oven at low temps. Won't look good from 6" away, but 1' away it'll look perfect.

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    Mine arrived at the shop today, and my dealer gave me a real good price on them. I'm a little disappointed, as the green in the pics on the website looks a bit darker, glossier, more an emerald or jade color than the green actually is, but that's Photoshop for you I guess. Still gonna be a great addition for my Niner. My Hope stem arrived today too, so I know what I'll be doing this evening.

    Edit: Oops, just realized these are the black plastic hoses, and I wanted the braided steel. Will have to go back to the shop and see if I can get them exchanged.
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    Can you please add more pics!?

    I'm about to order some for my Intense Tracer VP this week....tempted to see some pics of them mounted on bikes!

    And I have some questions....is the x2 strong? I was thinking on putting an M4 on the front and an X2 on the back...Am I gonna be missing some power in the back?

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    Finally got mine in with the braided hoses today, and got them mounted on the bike. I'm not sure if I've got them set up exactly centered, but at least there's no, or very minimal rotor drag. I'll have to play around with that some more.

    Only minor problem I have is that the little black clips for the brake hose along the frame will barely fit with the slightly larger braided hose. I'm pretty sure they're gonna pop loose over time and disappear, I may need to just ziptie it in place. Levers block my shifters a bit too, I might need to pick up a set of the Matchmakers to mount brake levers and shifters on one clamp, see if that'll help.

    I'll post some pics when i get a chance.

    I'm still kinda disappointed that the green isn't quite the dark jade-like color that the website pics show. But they do look awesome though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rufus
    Only minor problem I have is that the little black clips for the brake hose along the frame will barely fit with the slightly larger braided hose. I'm pretty sure they're gonna pop loose over time and disappear, I may need to just ziptie it in place.
    Zipties are great, but otherwise, just run a drillbit through those c-clips; will make them bigger and hold larger cables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ettore
    Zipties are great, but otherwise, just run a drillbit through those c-clips; will make them bigger and hold larger cables.

    I was thinking this morning I'd run my dremel sandpaper bit on them and take a little material off them, making for a larger path for the cable.

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    Here's some pix of the brakes on my Niner.










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    Yeah just ordered an M4 front, x2 rear! Can't wait to try them.....can anyone tell me if the stock pads are any good?
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    I have an X2 on the rear with a 183mm rotor and it's barely adequate. My original plan was 203mm but I starting thinking that might be overkill for a rear brake... now I'm not sure it'll be enough, at least not with the stock pads.

    The 203mm V2 up front stops me well though, and the modulation is great.

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    Trigger = Pulled

    Finally had some extra cash on hand and ordered a set of these today. Got an M4 (180mm) / / X2 (160mm) combo with braided lines, mounts and rotors for $502 shipped. Ordered from Wiggle . . . .

    Went with a fixed rotor in the front because I don't think the 2-piece will clear. Got the floater though for the rear . . .

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    CRC have the black ones
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=31567

    Do they come in blue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirthugger View Post
    CRC have the black ones
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=31567

    Do they come in blue?
    Those are the standard issue. The limited editions are in the first picture with the black caliper and lever, and green bore caps.

    They don't come in blue, however, you can order replacement bore caps in a variety of colors, including Blue.

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    In Hong Kong you can get them in Blue and Red....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Draper View Post
    In Hong Kong you can get them in Blue and Red....
    Link?

    Are you referring to the actual caliper and tech lever or just bore caps and blades? I have seen a bunch of one-off's and custom anodized jobs, but AFAIK, Hope makes three "colors" . . . Pink, Silver, and now Black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    Link?

    Are you referring to the actual caliper and tech lever or just bore caps and blades? I have seen a bunch of one-off's and custom anodized jobs, but AFAIK, Hope makes three "colors" . . . Pink, Silver, and now Black.
    Flying ball bikes had them in, brand new in blue and red. Was the whole lot, caliper, master cylinder and lever adjusters.

    Hope offered different options to different markets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rufus View Post
    That's what my shop guy said Hope told him when he called them; that those European places I was looking to maybe get a set from wouldn't be able to warranty them, and might not necessarily have the complete kit of stuff, and so would substitute or mix and match stuff to fill an order, or they wouldn't have the brakes already pre-bled, etc. .

    So I'm kinda glad these are coming straight from Hope, even if they end up costing me a bit more, cause I don't want to have the black calipers without the black mounting posts to go with them. Especially since my build has a bit of a black theme going on. Those braided lines are sweet though.

    I just wish I could have gotten a black thru-axle fork for it,m the white just doesn't look right, although I've gotten used to it. .
    I should have re-read this post before I ordered . . . I just cancelled my order because they shipped it incomplete and the warranty issue. Ugggh . . . now I have a set of rotors in mail

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    Ordered some up !!!!

    20 percent off too!!
    $473.00 fr/r m4's w/ floating rotors and free shipping.
    Gonna put them on my next build (banshee spitfire).

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    Quote Originally Posted by trialsallday View Post
    20 percent off too!!
    $473.00 fr/r m4's w/ floating rotors and free shipping.
    Gonna put them on my next build (banshee spitfire).
    Where'd you order from? Were they in stock?

    Dunno if this is true or not, but rumor has it that Hope has stopped production on these already, so whats out there is it. My LBS has told me that mine are "en route" but can't give me any more info than that . . . . I hope I get them (no pun intended!). My original order from Wiggle was placed on back order and from what it sounds like, I would have never gotten them.

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    Geez now u got me wondering. I did order from wiggle but it's kinda strange. First I saw them on the website and they were 10 percent off, all together it was like 5 hundred and thirty something dollars and I was on the fence about buying them all day, then in the evening I said screw it I'm ordering em, I went on and my total was 474. I thought I screwed up or was missing a rotor or something on my order , but it was all there however the discount was now 20 percent , just within a few hours !!so I pulled the trigger.
    Next day I got an email saying that they didn't stock them and it would be a day or two to get them from the distributer, I didn't care , I don't even have my new frame yet so wants the difference . Than the following day I got another email saying my items have been packaged and are ready for delivery, and that it should be around 7 days but they have no control over how long it would take to get threw customs. So I eagerly wait fingers crossed.



    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    Where'd you order from? Were they in stock?

    Dunno if this is true or not, but rumor has it that Hope has stopped production on these already, so whats out there is it. My LBS has told me that mine are "en route" but can't give me any more info than that . . . . I hope I get them (no pun intended!). My original order from Wiggle was placed on back order and from what it sounds like, I would have never gotten them.

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    Wwooooo hooooo!!!!! Just emailed wiggle and they confirmed that the package had already shipped and was last checked in New York city !!!

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    Well thats good news then! Just hope that you don't need any warranty work . . . . Hope US won't do warranty work on any product purchased overseas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    Where'd you order from? Were they in stock?

    Dunno if this is true or not, but rumor has it that Hope has stopped production on these already, so whats out there is it.
    Which is why I jumped when I did, even though I shouldn't have been spending that money. But I figured if they were a Special Edition, they might not be in production for too long, and you snooze, you lose.

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    Oh boy oh boy oh boy . . . my limited ed. set is at the LBS! Picking em' up tomorrow!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    Oh boy oh boy oh boy . . . my limited ed. set is at the LBS! Picking em' up tomorrow!!
    Looking forward to the pics of them on your ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shalom View Post
    Looking forward to the pics of them on your ride!
    Might be a few days yet . . . I've got a set of Easton Haven bars on the way too that aren't in yet and I will probably just wait and do them all at once.

    Pic's will def be posted though . . . unlike the earlier reports, the ones I got are a nice dark/deep shade of green.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    Might be a few days yet . . . I've got a set of Easton Haven bars on the way too that aren't in yet and I will probably just wait and do them all at once.

    Pic's will def be posted though . . . unlike the earlier reports, the ones I got are a nice dark/deep shade of green.
    Damn, no instant gratification! I will have to wait then, I suppose.

    But sounds like it will be a great build!

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