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Hope Upgrades XCR Brakes w/ 4-Piston Choice & Colours, Plus New Professional 5 DH Hub

Hope’s light-weight XCR brakes now are available in plenty of colours and will be paired with their E4 caliper for greater bikes. Their Professional 5 Hubs get a brand new DH possibility, too. Let’s cease, er, begin with the brakes…

The XCR brakes are Hope’s 199g XC stoppers, and have all the time are available in black and uncooked (silver), however at the moment are out there in Pink, Orange, Purple, and Blue to match their hubs and different elements.

Hope Tech XCR pro brakes in six anodized colors

They’ve additionally all the time include the X2 two-piston caliper, designed for cross nation bikes and most weight financial savings. Additionally they cease fairly nicely, however for riders who push it tougher, they’ll now be ordered with E4 four-piston calipers, too. It’s a $32 worth distinction, and the levers keep the identical with their titanium {hardware} and carbon fiber lever blades.

The X2 caliper is available in post- and flat-mount variations, however the E2 caliper is post-mount solely. The levers have a hinged clamp and are appropriate with their Tech 3 shifter mounts to maintain your cockpit tidy.

Hope PRO 5 DH hubs

hope pro5 DH downhill mountain bike hub

The Hope Pro5 DH hub will get a brand new axle that makes it stiffer, with metal freehub our bodies (XD and HG out there) with six EDM wire-cut hardened metal pawls hitting 54 ratchets. This makes it harder, with fast engagement for launching out of the beginning gate and powering by way of flat sections. A brand new labyrinth seal protects the internals with no drag, letting you coast extra freely, too.

diagram showing measurements of Hope Pro 5 DH hub

The Pro5 DH hubshell pushes the driveside flange additional out, giving it equal spacing from the centerline. This allows you to run even spoke lengths and stress on most wheels, and provides the driveside a greater bracing angle for a laterally stiffer wheel.


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