Hope HOPE GOTHIC ROTORS Brake System

5/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $49.00


Product Description

Available for most brake systems!


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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Scottie a Racer from Seattle

Date Reviewed: June 19, 2005

Strengths:    Baddest looking rotors. PERIOD. Jenson USA sells 4 different sizes. 160mm and 200mm standard for Hayes,Avid,Shimano, etc. 185mm and 205mm for Hope Disc Brakes. They even have a mini gothic which has much smaller flames.

Weaknesses:    The edges are sharp!! Beware.

Bottom Line:   
At first I didn't care how they worked. I just had to have them. There is nothing else out there like it. Everyone makes 'wavy' rotors, but not like these flame cut rotors. They work just like the Hayes rotors that came with the Brakes originally. If I closed my eyes, I couldn't tell the difference. (closing eyes not recommended while riding) They shed mud quicker. Some people say that the pads wear quicker. I haven't had any more wear than with my Hayes rotors and I have been using these for 2 years now. Maybe it's all in their heads. They look like they would just tear up the pads, but they don't. The only downside I have is that the flame edges are so !@#$%^ sharp. The first month I had them I was putting the front wheel back on and sliced an inch long gash into my finger. I just barely rubbed the finger against it. The flame edges are far more dangerous to fingers than any other rotor out there so beware!! Aside from that one gripe I have no other complaints. I NEED THESE. Say it to yourself again. I NEED THESE. Now wake up and go get a pair.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $49.00

Purchased At:   JensonUSA

Bike Setup:   S-Works M5
Sram XO
Hayes Hydraulics
The works...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Raiyn a Weekend Warrior from a cloud

Date Reviewed: November 12, 2004

Strengths:    Killer looks, increased braking performance, cuts through stray branches

Weaknesses:    Weren't free

Bottom Line:   
They look killer and increase your braking performance. What's not to like?

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Stock Avid rotors, cheap Aztec rotors

Bike Setup:   Avid mechanicals w / Gothic Rotors

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andrew a Weekend Warrior from Mass

Date Reviewed: August 27, 2003

Strengths:    If you haven't already hear this enough from the other posts, this rotor looks so badass. I will say that all the tech stuff that hope says that they shed mud and cools the rotor down better is all true.

Weaknesses:    Falling on them, they are a little sharp. I have first hand experiance

Bottom Line:   
First off i got a GREAT deal on Ebay, from dsramos@monkamoo.com or go to Monkamoo.com and refer AndrewG1414@aol.com and you can get Hope M4 brakes for 400.00 including the gothic rotors. Usually is it 400.00 then another 100.00 for the a pair of the gothic rotors.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Ebay

Bike Setup:   pyslo race, startos helix pro, KHS rage frame, XTR shifers/derailleurs, race face cranks, sram 9.0 cassette, crossmax and (chris king hub laced with mavic x618 rim)wheels, thompson elite seatpost, race face diabalous stem, selle italia SLR seat...My baby...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ashleigh richardson a Downhiller from tonbridge

Date Reviewed: May 25, 2003

Strengths:    looks great; better than my bird, stops bladdy quickly, havent bent it yet, its light and orgininal, no one has them so everyone thinks they were specially made for me, in a way they were!
great value for money at £21.00, i payed £19.00 (staff-discount)
they can only be used with mini's or C2 not M4.


Weaknesses:    none, except it draws in the pikeys. if you know what i mean

Bottom Line:   
full marks, brilliant its an important part of your bike, go out and get some, you know you want to!!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   PORC, penshurst

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $19.00

Purchased At:   halfords england

Similar Products Used:   avids, deore, anchors, maguras,etc

Bike Setup:   bike 1: dr jekyll, bombers, hope xc hubs mavic d321 rims, 24seven kit, mini's with cool gothic rotors
bike 2: azonic evo z1 drop-off 03 hope hubs d321 and d521 rims, race face DH crank, 24 seven and dmr kit with hope front mini and rear M4.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ash richardson a Weekend Warrior from tonbridge England

Date Reviewed: January 26, 2003

Strengths:    Good braking surfaces and looks to die for

Weaknesses:    None, unless you stack it, then it hurts!!!!!!!

Bottom Line:   
These are one sweet looking rotor, there the best. Brilliant braking surface. A must.
All my mates want them

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Favorite Trail:   PORK

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $21.00

Purchased At:   Hope mill

Similar Products Used:   Many rotors , mini waves, m4 ,deore.

Bike Setup:   White Dr Jekyll frame, 03 Z1 Drop-Off ETA forks, Hope mini's, 24 seven bars, stem,saddle,grips,brace and crank. V8 pedals.Mavic D321 CD rims hope xc hubs and balck DT comp spokes.Tioga 2.3 tyres.
And shimano deore LX components to finish it off!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brandon a Downhiller from New York, New York

Date Reviewed: December 8, 2002

Strengths:    Look sweet, very good braking, did I mention they look killer? Compatible w/ most disc hubs.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
These are the coolest rotors you will ever find, period. They brake very well, and are fairly inexpensive. GET SOME!!!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Factory Direct

Similar Products Used:   Hope DH

Bike Setup:   Karpiel Apocalypse, Super Monsters, all the cool DH stuff.

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Sportfans. Love the brake handles and adjustabiltiy. Love the brute stopping power (185 up front and 160 in back) Dont care for the stuttering. so it is time for new rotors and the Hope Gothics are just *****in. anyone tried the combination? Any feedback or comments? Thanks in advance ... Read More »

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Sportfans, I am gettign tired of the stutter with the polygon rotor. Love the brake handle and its adjustability. Love the modulation and brute stopping power. 185 in front and 160 in back. So I am thinking of trying the Hope Gothic Rotors. Anybody else try them? Any feedback. Cost i ... Read More »

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