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hi all i have been doing a little reading of specs of different disc brakes, but im confused with the hopes. please explain the different models x2,v2, m4 and what type of riding they were meant for. by the way the hope tech site sucks!
 

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thanks so much, thats what confused me, the v2 2 pot was more powerful and heavier than the m4 that has 4 pots, it didnt make sense to me...
 

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No prob. It can be confising, especially when you start looking at the Mono M4 v Tech M4, etc.

I did a bunch of reading up on it before settling on Tech M4's. BTW, I agree Hope's website is not as user friendly or informative as it could be.
 

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here is another one now do you know if there were any changes between the 2009 and the 2010 hope x2 besides the design of reservoir caps?
 

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The V2 has two large pistons, large square pads and a broad braking track. It's a DH/FR and trail (AM) brake; quite bitey with a short modulation range, but can be toned down a little with the Tech lever adjustments.

The M4 has four pistons, long pads and a fairly average braking track. It's essentially a trail-bike brake, highly versatile and with a long modulation range, but can just as easily be toned up for DH as long as you're not too heavy handed or doing long braked descents.

The X2 has has two smaller pistons and smaller pad, but has the same size track as the M4. Basically an XC brake with pretty low power, but has a fairly long modulation range. In my opinion, it's a low speed brake for riders who don't 'depend' on their ability to stop quickly, but rather use brakes to knock a little speed and for stability in technical sections.
 
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