Hope Technology are a brand who are definitely proud of their British heritage and everything about this ground breaking company screams hand built quality.
Hope began life way back in the late 1980’s and originally made tools and fitting for the aerospace industry but as the owners Ian Weatherill and Simon Sharp had a massive love for mountain biking their attentions soon turned to constructing parts for their own bikes.
The first bit of Hope kit was their disc brakes for the new design of mountain bike and as such have now evolved into the Tech 3 Lever and the X2,E4 and V4 hydraulic brakes. Soon after they realised there could be a hole in the market for Hope to fill and began work on a front hub and as such have now developed into the much loved and highly reliable Pro 2 Evo hubs.
2000 was a massive year for Hope Technology as they decided to concentrate on cycling components full time and ditch the subcontract work. Since this decision the company has grown and gone from strength to strength and now produce stems, chainrings, wheels, seatposts, headsets, lights and many other components which are all mainly hand built in their cutting edge facility in Barnoldswick.
Hope Technology are now a world renowned producer of top quality and reliable components, it’s amazing what a niche hole in the market can lead to.