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


Name Name, 0, 10, Name, Tech Evo V2 Disc Brake(12)
Brand Brand, 0, 20, Brand, Hope

Features Features, 2, 0, Features, Average power:120Nm
Weight (g) Weight (g), 2, 0, Weight (g), 524