Hope Tech Evo V2 disc brake review

Serious stopping power

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £184.00 RRP | USD $194.00
Hope Tech Evo V2 disc brake

Our review

Good power and feedback, but heavy
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Hope’s big V2 calliper offers serious power and heavy-duty survivability when used with their super-adjustable Tech lever.

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The bulky lever takes up a lot of bar space and you’ll need SRAM’s MatchMaker adaptors for a properly neat shifter sync, but the independent lever reach and bite point knobs work superbly.

The long drilled lever blade adds extra fingertip power and it’s super-smooth in feel, with clear fine feedback control. The metal braided hose resists uplift/crash damage better than a plastic one and the Tech Evo V2 comes with a heavy-duty spider rotor as standard. 

The big pad area and big piston mean plenty of power and long drag heat capacity, and for really heavy users there’s a triple-layer vented rotor available for £91. The brake is heavy even with the normal rotor though.

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This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Tech Evo V2 Disc Brake(12)
Brand Hope

Features Average power:120Nm
Weight (g) 524