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Where do the Hope components fall in the lineup of components? Is it somewhere in between LX and XT or something completely different in their purpose?
 

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Hope or Hone?

Hope is a brake manufacturer. Hone is a Shimano line. Are you asking for comparison of Hope brakes to LX or XT, or are you asking about Shimano Hone?

Please clarify.

Bob
 

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Call_me_Clyde said:
Hope is a brake manufacturer. Hone is a Shimano line. Are you asking for comparison of Hope brakes to LX or XT, or are you asking about Shimano Hone?

Please clarify.

Bob
Oops.. I meant hone. Thanks
 

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iviguy said:
Oops.. I meant hone. Thanks
It appears that Shimano is marketing this line as a "budget" version of the Saint line. Now, seeing that there are two Saint lines, it could be that the higher end Saint is the XTR equivalent, the lower end Saint, XT, which brings us to Hone, which might be XT level. Or not. Again, in my shallow mind, I have difficulty in making sense out of Shimano. Probably just too simple for me to comprehend :rolleyes:

There are others out there who know the Shimano lines very well. Hopefully someone like Hecubus will come along and shed some light. He has a very good understaning of their product lines, IMO.

Sorry for the long "I just don't know" answer.

Bob
 

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Hone crank is a dark colored lx nothing more nothing less. Well maybe $5 more for the "color".
 

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I think that Saint is like XT equivalent, some pieces are new (cranksets, rear deraileur, hubs), and Hone is LX (I think that some pieces are LX painted black), while some pieces are different.
 

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rzozaya1969 said:
I think that Saint is like XT equivalent, some pieces are new (cranksets, rear deraileur, hubs), and Hone is LX (I think that some pieces are LX painted black), while some pieces are different.
Saint slots in between XTR and XT. Hone is basiclly just like the LX groupset, but aimed more at 'trail riders'. Saint is made as a freeride/hardcore groupset, while the Hone is a more cost effective solution for aggresive all mountain riders.

People above are correct when they said alot of the Hone parts are just LX parts. But it is certainly not the same for Saint components (they are pretty much all different to the rest of shimano parts)!
 
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