Hope Moto V2 Disc Brake System

4.38/5 (13 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Floating and Vented Versions
  • New “Moto” lever giving smooth, progressive feel. Bite point control to adjust lever feel. Split clamp for easy fi tting. Integrated master cylinder reservoir for easy bleeding. Adjustable lever reach. Braided hose as standard.
  • Caliper – One piece caliper, machined from solid billet of aluminium with stiffer caliper bridge and 3D machined pockets. As well as reducing weight, this also allows us to make a more rigid caliper, improving the lever feel. Silver caliper with black bore caps allowing access for servicing. Caliper pistons are now made from phenolic to isolate the caliper from the heat generated in the pads.
  • Disc - Available with a fl oating rotor or our revolutionary VENTED disc. This new disc reduces disc temperatures by over 15%.
  • Use - Freeride + All-mountain + DH

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    Reviews 1 - 13 (13 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Stephen

    Date Reviewed: April 24, 2013

    Strengths:    Everything

    Weaknesses:    None so far

    Bottom Line:   
    Came off Limited Edition Greg Minaar Formula The One's ( due to selling the bike with them on ) and didn't have the right amount of cash to get another set so i plumped for the V2's after reading and hearing good things about them, First ride out was just getting the feel of the brake but by the end of my 2nd ride i loved them, They havent got the overal power of the One's ( there not going to ) but there genuinely just as good as the Formula's, would highly recommend these brakes and Hopes Customer service is second to None ( Just ordered some new kevlar pads ), buy a pair put them on and ride, YOU WONT REGRET IT !

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Chris

    Date Reviewed: June 12, 2012

    Strengths:    They LOOK good

    Weaknesses:    Other than the looks?? Everything!

    Bottom Line:   
    Where to start!? mmm, they do not stop your bike! I had heard so many good things about Hope that I decided to go with the V2 of the Saint, I already have codes on my other bike and wanted to try something new. So I went with the Hope's due to what I have heard, the marketing on the solid CnC master cylinder and caliper. Once I installed them, centralized them, and went through the pad,rotor break in they just didnt feel right. So I went to my LBS had them bleed the brakes which felt good on the stand, once I got on the bike with my body weight and momentum the lever pull was back to squeezing my fingers between the bar and lever. I went back and had them bleed again, checked for leaks, replaced the diaphragm, replaced the pads. Still nothing, same performance out of them. I might have 20 to 30 rides on them, they are brand new. My LBS tells me they are fine I just am not used to the modulation and I am in the process of trying to get in touch with Hope directly and so far as of 9 days the customer service seems on par with their brakes. So the new name of these brakes to me are Hopeless! DO NOT BUY THESE BRAKES!

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Rockhucker a Weekend Warrior from Sacramento, CA

    Date Reviewed: August 29, 2010

    Strengths:    Incredible braking and very adjustable lever

    Weaknesses:    Not a performance weakness by any means but you better leave the levers slightly loose on your bars because braking a lever will cost serious money to fix.

    Bottom Line:   
    Amazing brakes that have tons of power and modulation with little to no brake fade. The levers let you dial in the exact feel that you want and the whole system obviously looks amazing.

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    Favorite Trail:   Chainsmoke, Bullet, Karpiel, Dogbone

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $240.00

    Purchased At:   Universalcycles

    Similar Products Used:   Hayes HFX9, juicy 7

    Bike Setup:   Banshee scythe; 203mm front rotor, 185mm rear rotor

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Nick Irwin a Weekend Warrior from Bristol, UK

    Date Reviewed: April 10, 2010

    Strengths:    Modulation, Power, Looks

    Weaknesses:    Price

    Bottom Line:   
    Had these 1 year on front, just upgraded rear.

    Hope finally listened and put decent pads as standard - now work in the dry and wet.

    Awesome power, like hitting a brike wall. Heat disapation is excellent, still cool at the bottom of a 4 minute downhill.

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    Favorite Trail:   CmwCarn, Wales

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Bike Setup:   2009 Trek Remedy 9

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Descent 5.75 a Weekend Warrior from Phoenix, AZ US

    Date Reviewed: October 24, 2009

    Strengths:    Stopping power, adjustibility, looks

    Weaknesses:    Not really a weakness, but do take some time getting used to if you have been riding weaker brakes. Not light, but I was looking more for pure stopping power than light weight.

    Bottom Line:   
    Brakes are amazing. I can ride faster and farther into situtations that would normally cook my juicy 7's. I understnad that they are completly different brakes for different uses, but the differences are worlds apart. Have not had a problem, as some others, with modulation. Have the tech V2 and love the adjustibility of the levers and the control of the power. Perfect for technical AM/FR descents when stopping power is critical.

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    Favorite Trail:   National

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $500.00

    Purchased At:   Universal

    Similar Products Used:   Juicy 7

    Bike Setup:   Yeti 575

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by gary63 a Downhiller from calgary alberta canada

    Date Reviewed: September 28, 2009

    Strengths:    Awesome power, easy to adjust, great modulation, trouble free

    Weaknesses:    long levers, a little tight with the shifter pod

    Bottom Line:   
    Best brakes ever, had Hayes Mag 8's on a Kona Stab Supreme, they were crap so I installed Avid Codes, had bleed issues all season, bike shop had same problems so they went back to Avid, took 8 months! Put Moto V2's on and never had a single issue, switched the Stab for the Glory but took the brakes from the Stab and put them on the Glory, same as before, not a single problem. AWESOME. Got them for half price from Bow Cycle, they were last years so no vented rotors, no biggie, maybe throw some of those on later.

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    Favorite Trail:   Rockstar

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $500.00

    Purchased At:   Bow Cycle

    Similar Products Used:   Hope m4, Avid Code, Avid juicy 7, Hayes Mag 8

    Bike Setup:   2008 Giant Glory DH

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Steve a Weekend Warrior from Australia

    Date Reviewed: July 3, 2009

    Strengths:    Craftsmanship, strengh, good modulation, confident one finger braking, most adjustable brake on the market and easy to set up.

    Weaknesses:    Weight, can be a squeezy with your shifter pods

    Bottom Line:   
    Best Brakes I have ever used, gives me lots of confidence to get out of trouble when my eyes get too big for me belly, The build quality is exeptional,the tech levera are amazing bits of kit easy to adjust, I can not overheat these brakes no matter what i do to them, my M4 were good brakes these are a lot better, although my M4s were getting on a bit. I have used a mates bikes with more expensive brakes not as good, making these great value at 300 $AU an end. Not great for trail unless you can excuse the weight 600g per end they are great for All Mountain, Freeride and Downhill.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $300.00

    Purchased At:   CRC UK

    Similar Products Used:   had Hope M4, Tried Shimano, FX9, Elixer, Stroker

    Bike Setup:   SC Heckler All Mountain/Freeride Build, XT Cranks XTR other bits, Marzochi 55 king HS Thomson Stem and Post, other good bits which are better than i am

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by ambrogea a Downhiller from stroud

    Date Reviewed: March 16, 2009

    Strengths:    well builded, proper cnc parts , braking power , piston travel can be changed ...

    Weaknesses:    none so far....

    Bottom Line:   
    2009 , hope getting ride of the old system for peanuts , you can get a complete set ( front and rear ) for £200 with floating rotor.
    for the quality and strength you can't beat that at the moment.
    set of code 5 will cost you £260 and they far to reach the same quality
    they simple to use once you know how to set the piston master cylinder travel .
    they power but it's progressive and i love it . will certainly change for a 183mm on the front for better feeling .
    keep in mind those new x2 have brakink pad contact screw on the front , but it's really expose to crash and i saw already some serious damage on those new system + difficulty to set with your triggers....
    buy them while you still can ....

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    Favorite Trail:   leckhampton, cwmcarn

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   shimano xt , avid code

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by trooper2 a Downhiller from New England, US

    Date Reviewed: October 17, 2008

    Strengths:    quality craftmanship, adjustability, sex appeal

    Weaknesses:    squeak like a $300 brake shouldn't

    Bottom Line:   
    Awesome brakes, stopping power is rediculous, but adjustability allows you to set the modulation how you like it. NO fade at all, even on full Whistler laps. But again, can't get over the sqeak these things have. Rode with 2 other guys with the same brakes and its was a chorus of squeak for a full shuttle day - can't believe no one else has mentioned this?

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $300.00

    Similar Products Used:   Hayes, Hope Ti6

    Bike Setup:   Demo

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by petedog_h a Weekend Warrior from chico, ca

    Date Reviewed: July 30, 2008

    Strengths:    amazing power. I am not a small man at over 270 and 6'2" these brakes have stopped me every time no matter what or how step the terrain. I also have to mention that they have yet to have any hint of fade to them.

    Weaknesses:    price and overall weight

    Bottom Line:   
    if you are a dher or a freerider these are worth a serious look. I had the vented rotors front and rear until I bent the rear and I slaped on a old rotor and the brakes are still amazing

    value I deducted one chili for the price
    overall I deducted one chili for the total weight

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    Favorite Trail:   any and all

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $700.00

    Purchased At:   ebay and lbs

    Similar Products Used:   hayes hfx 9 with all rotor size

    Bike Setup:   06 reign 2

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Dave Winstone a Weekend Warrior from U.K

    Date Reviewed: May 22, 2008

    Strengths:    When they work the power is excellent and controlled.

    Weaknesses:    I have had leaks at the joints and problems with bleeding and also a lot of brake rub.

    Bottom Line:   
    I have had leaks at the joints and problems with bleeding and also a lot of brake rub. I have had problems with Hope brakes over the years and have just put up with it but I am getting fed up now. Its just a lack of quality control with some of the units.

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    Favorite Trail:   Coed y Brenin

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Eric from Colorado Springs

    Date Reviewed: February 28, 2008

    Strengths:    Quality, design, strength, simplicity, power, customizable everything.

    Weaknesses:    Price, weight

    Bottom Line:   
    These brakes are awesome. They are so damn powerful, I can't let other people ride my bike anymore because no matter how much I warn them, they always grab too much front brake and flip over the bars. When riding Keystone, I couldn't get them to fade. They only worked better with more heat, like some high quality automotive brakes. They are pretty heavy though, at over 600g per wheel. The modulation at speed is great, but they aren't the best brakes for manualling because they're so powerful. Definitely a great brake, wont dissapoint!!

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $600.00

    Purchased At:   monkamoo

    Similar Products Used:   Hayes, Shimano

    Bike Setup:   Intense SS

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by jensen a Downhiller from tahlequah, ok usa

    Date Reviewed: December 12, 2007

    Strengths:    Power, nice modulation, power, looks, power, quality, and ummm.. . .power!

    Weaknesses:    price, vented rotors cost 90 bucks a pop!! power might be a little extreme if you are under like 190 lbs.

    Bottom Line:   
    Well, i got a great price on them used so im not gonna complain about the price. I weigh in at 205 without gear and had never been completely satisfied with my other hopes. Ive ridden out in devils den arkansas and so far the power is amazing. I cant comment on the fade resistance yet cuz i havent ridden them on the big mountains yet, but doubt they will fade at all. If you are a clyde, these are the downhill brakes for you!

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    Favorite Trail:   pipeline

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $450.00

    Purchased At:   mtbr!!!!

    Similar Products Used:   hayes nines, hope mono 6 ti's

    Bike Setup:   yeti asx with a 40 up front

    Reviews 1 - 13 (13 Reviews Total)

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    Hope Moto V2 Rear Noise

    Having trouble getting my rear brake to stop squealing. It's so habitual and annoying that I am starting not to use it. Running a fairly new set of Moto V2 brakes with the stock Hope pads along with 203mm rotors. The front is totally silent but no matter what I do I cannot get the rear to shut the h ... Read More »

    Hope moto V2 piston diameter

    Does anybody know the caliper piston diameter of the hope moto v2? E1Read More »

    Hope moto V2 are off the charts.......

    Just picked up a set of moto V2,threw the moto on the front on for alittle A/B session with my XTR... I have owned them all and the Moto V2 are off the charts.....:thumbsup: :thumbsup:Read More »

    Hope moto V2...same caliper as the 2009 X2 ??

    I'm thinking of picking up a set of moto V2,the price is right and I really like the lever design and look over the 2009 levers. Do the v-2 use the same caliper,hose and connectors as the 2009 x2..:thumbsup:Read More »

    Quick question: Avid Codes or Hope Moto V2 for my Bullit?

    I can't decide what brakes to put on my Bullit. Both have good reviews. I have to make a decision soon because only one bike shop here has the Hope Moto V2s and they have one pair left. Same story with the Avid Codes, which another bike shop will have in stock soon and is on the opposite side of to ... Read More »

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