Hope launched their new night lights at London Cycle 2007. The new One LED is a backup-come-commuting light.
It comes with a quick release mount and takes four rechargeable batteries in an o-ring sealed compartment to make it full weather proof. Designed to be light and portable you can fit the One LED to the bar or a helmet mount. The focussed beam makes it a good additional helmet light, commute light or just a handy high quality torch. The One LED has four power levels lasting from 3-30 hours, and weighs 203g. Expect prices to be around the £75 mark.
The more powerful Four LED is a serious off road night riding light with the following features:
– The four high powered LEDs emitt a powerful 1000 lumen.
– At full power the new rubber coated 7.4V four cell battery will last 3 ½ hours stretching out to 8-9 hours on the low setting.
– Like the One, the Four LED is full CNC machined, expect it to retail around £299 with availability from December.
Glory 24 Kids bike
Hope was also nearing the final stage of completing their project kids bike. The Glory 24 is more of an exercise in machining than an addition to their regular product line. The amount of man hours spent making this one means it would retail for £100,000. The seatpost assembly alone took 70 hours to machine. Hope are open to offers though if you’re interested.
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