Hope has clearly worked hard on its latest downhill brakes. The big four-piston, single-piece V4 calliper boosts very impressive power. Heat tolerance and pad life are also improved significantly over the old two-pot V2 without adding weight, although it’s still a hefty system.
Drag-free set-up is easy, braided hoses are standard and you can even run Hope’s double-skin vented rotors (203mm only).
The much neater Tech 3 lever isn’t ambidextrous like before, but it syncs far better with shifters (it’s Shimano I-Spec compatible), uses a cam roller for smooth, rattle-free feel and is super-adjustable.
Hope’s event and factory back-up is legendary too. And although it’s pretty heavy, the V4 combines unparalleled lever adjustment with massive power.