Hope e-bike crankset review

E-bike specific version of Hope's Evo crankset

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Our rating 
5.0 out of 5 star rating 5.0
GBP £150.00 RRP | USD $220.00 | AUD $350.00
E-bike specific crankset from Hope

Our review

Beautifully made, easy-to-fit crankset with e-bike-friendly arm lengths that feels solid on the trail
Pros: High-quality engineering; easy to fit; zero issues after a lot of miles
Cons: None, now a shorter 155mm version is also on offer
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After some badgering, Hope has brought out an e-bike specific version of its impressive Evo crankset, with shorter crank arms and a narrower Q-factor (pedal stance width).

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It’s designed to fit systems that use a splined ISIS axle/arm interface, as you’ll find on Bosch and Brose motors, so won’t work with Shimano drive units.

I bolted my cranks onto a Specialized Turbo Levo with a Brose-built motor, where they were a few grams lighter than the Praxis set-up they replaced, at 477g.

What was immediately apparent was the ease of installation and extraction, which calls for only a single 8mm Allen key – a real plus if you need to carry out any trailside maintenance.

The tolerances are so good that the whole operation is smooth and hassle-free. Hope has paid similar attention to the pedal threads, underlining the quality of its engineering. I’ve been using these cranks for a while now and have had zero problems, with nothing coming loose.

At 165mm, the arms offer plenty of ground clearance – helping to avoid pedal strikes when tackling long, rough climbs – without skimping too much on leverage. They’re plenty stiff enough too.

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Hope has just announced it’ll also be making a version of the crankset with even shorter 155mm arms, but I feel the 165mm length balances clearance and efficiency well.

Product Specifications

Product

Price AUD $350.00GBP £150.00USD $220.00
Weight 477g (165mm)
Brand Hope

Features

Crank lengths 165mm