Hope Mini Brake Lever

4/5 (5 Reviews)


Product Description

This is a new design of lever, which is unique to the Hope Mini disc brake. It has received much praise from all who use it.


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ross a Downhiller from scotland

Date Reviewed: July 9, 2008

Strengths:    there nipy very smooth dont need any repairs ever since ive had them the pads dont wear done dont need bled alot and can be used for downhill and cross contry

Weaknesses:    you cant get blue ones with scotland flags only red ones with british flags grrr lol

Bottom Line:   
amazing breaks if u can aford them defenatly buy them and evan if u do downhill yuou dont have to buy m4's work good on a hardtail and fun

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Favorite Trail:   near my town bumy very good trail

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $280.00

Purchased At:   cycle world

Similar Products Used:   formular hayes ..

Bike Setup:   fsa
sdh
cove
hope
many more

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Nat Hinks a Cross Country Rider from Portsmouth

Date Reviewed: June 5, 2003

Strengths:    Beautifully machined caliper and lever. Very good performance when set up correctly. Front brake has worked without fault or any maintenance.

Weaknesses:    Rear brake lever has suffered from a leaking resevoir cap, a leaking piston in the lever which has resulted in bleeding brake after most rides. Currently awaiting the spare parts from Hope (replaced with no questions asked, Hope have even offered to reapair the lever if I send it to them )

Bottom Line:   
If only the rear didnt leak...
These are great brakes, they look the best, are better value than Hayes or XT in the UK at least.
Customer service from has been very good.
Would give them a 5 if it wasnt for the leaking!
Would suit cross country with a smaller disc, but has the power for downhill with the larger 185 or 200mm discs.

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Favorite Trail:   Red Bull

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Chain Reaction

Similar Products Used:   Magura Clara, Coda expert

Bike Setup:   Caad 4, Lefty, XT, Race Face

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by D YUNG a Cross Country Rider from CALI

Date Reviewed: April 23, 2003

Strengths:    GREAT LOOKING GREAT STOPPING POPWER, SMOOTH OPERATION

Weaknesses:    SQUEEK ALOT AND THE SCREW AJUSTERS STRIP OUT AND THEN THE COMPANY CHARGED ME FOR NEW ALLEN HEAD SCREWS THAT SHOULD BE UNDER WARENTEE. WHEN A COMPANY DOES NOT STAND BEHIND THERE COMPANY ITS NOT RIGHT

Bottom Line:   
NOT HAPPRY WITH WARRENTEE

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   BEYONDBIKES

Bike Setup:   ELLSWORTH ALL XTR

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dave Whittle a Weekend Warrior from Somerset

Date Reviewed: March 17, 2002

Strengths:    Light, high quality, low maintainance.

Weaknesses:    Brake levers ratle slightly

Bottom Line:   
Quality brakes from a British manufacturer main reason for purchase was the small disc avalible for the back enabling reduced buzz on my steel frame when braking. No spacers were required when used with RS forks and Shimano XT hubs. Possibly the new standard for XC disc brakes

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $159.00

Purchased At:   www.sjscycles.com

Similar Products Used:   Formula B4, Shimano XT, Hope C2, Shimano Deore, Hope Enduro 4, Hayes.

Bike Setup:   753 Handbuilt Renolyds frame, XTR gears, RS Duke Race, X-lite handlebars, Thompson Stem and Post, Pro-link carbon saddle.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Steven a Cross Country Rider from Wildomar, CA

Date Reviewed: February 10, 2002

Strengths:    Great Modulation, Stop Excellent

Weaknesses:    My brother lost the rear dust cap today

Bottom Line:   
Won't be using another set of brakes for a long time, my brother has Avids which blow in comparison. Make nose wheelies a blast. Have superb stopping power. Anyone who wants a great set of brakes and can afoord them should purchase these.

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Favorite Trail:   Skinny Dipp

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Back Alley Bikes

Similar Products Used:   A few

Bike Setup:   Turner XCE W/ Float, Fox Forx 100R, XT derailleurs/cranks, King hubs/headset, Titec stem, Thomson Post, Hope Discs, TIME Carbon peddals,

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