Hope Race X2 Disc Brake System

5/5 (3 Reviews)


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Product Description

Hope Tech Race X2 Pro Disc Brakes: Super lightweight design - CNC machined from a solid billet of 2014 T6 aircraft spec aluminium alloy, giving smooth, progressive feel and power. The split clamp allows for quick adjustment...


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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Eric a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: July 9, 2013

Strengths:    Work Great.
Look Great.
Bleed Easy.


Weaknesses:    Expensive but I found them for $400 for a set.

Bottom Line:   
Overall, very nice brakes. The machining is very cool looking. The black anodize finish is very tough. They work almost flawlessly. The pads drag a tiny bit. The RaceX2 light rotors are a bit thin. I like Avid CSG3s for these.

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Similar Products Used:   All XTR versions.
All Avid versions.


Bike Setup:   Which bike? 6 Mtn bikes at the moment.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kevin a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: December 23, 2012

Strengths:    After 7 years on Avid juicy and them being now obsolete it was time for a change. No more adjustment for the sake of it time for simple and reliable. The race x2 is as good as it gets for XC no problems and I don't expect any.
So simple to bleed unlike the other brands avid and formula. Non of that have got it right on the first run.


Weaknesses:    Naming convention you could end up with ugly tech leaver with lots of useless knobs on.

Bottom Line:   
keep it simple!

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Favorite Trail:   sherwood forest

Duration Product Used:   9 months

Purchased At:   internet

Similar Products Used:   Mono mini, avid juicy 7, hayes'

Bike Setup:   XC single track fast and furious, 120mm litespeed OBED, hope evo 2 with Stan crest rims running tubeless

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by conrad a Cross Country Rider from Gisborne New Zealand

Date Reviewed: April 21, 2011

Strengths:    Light, feel and power. Cool looks when matched with hope pro 2 hubs & floating 160 rotors. Easy set up just ride. They stop in the wet very stylish and rare compared to avid etc.

Weaknesses:    need to come with the match maker clamps.

Bottom Line:   
Buy these if you want something different that just works! no set up issues fit and ride.

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Favorite Trail:   Redwoods Rotorua

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Avanti plus Gisborne

Similar Products Used:   my first actual dick brake! lots of canti to v-brakes.

Bike Setup:   custom steel, hope pro 2 hubs, 717 rims, m970 bits with m770 cranks. 26/40 rings. thomson stem/seat post.

Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

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Hope EVO Race X2 on a Scalpel?

I want to put some Hope EVO Race X2s on my 2012 Cannondale Scalpel 29er? The bike currently has the stock Avid XO brakes with 180mm rotor front and 160mm rotor in the rear. I'm wondering if anyone has made a similar swap. I think the rear will be a bolt on swap. I've been told a J 183 mm I.S. to ... Read More »

Hope Stealth Race EVO X2 feedback

I'm in the market for a set of stronger brakes. I've ridden nothing but Avid since I started mountain biking again in 2008. Since that time I've ridden Juicy Ultimates, Elixer CR, Gen 1 XX, 2013 XO and currently have 2013 XX. They all had similar characteristics in the way they feel. Excellent modul ... Read More »

Hope Race Evo X2

Does anyone have anytime on these? I am huge Hope fan (currently have the V4 on my Chilcotin). I need a good trail brake, but really want to keep the weight down. I would run a 183/160 combo. Any complaints about power? I currently am running 2013 Avid XX 180/160.Read More »

2012 Hope Race X2 EVO vs. 2012 Formula R1

After many years with various Hope brakes (XC4, Mini, Mono M4, Tech M4) I switched to 2012 Formula R1 because of weight saving. These brakes have enough power for me (180 front/180 rear), but pad clearance is very small and pad rubbing occures from time to time. When swaping the wheels with newer di ... Read More »

Hope Race X2 issue

Hi all, I just installed a set of Hope Race X2 brakes with 160mm ashima rotors. They are super light, but I find they dont grab very well. Good manipulation and feel, they just dont bite. Is there a break in period where they will get better, or should I look at a different rotor with more surfac ... Read More »

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