Updated for 2012, the new Hope EVO brakes have a revised pivot point on the lever which is said to produce a 15% increase in power. Additionally, the lever pivots on bearings to eliminate play and provide a nice smooth action. The EVO lever is ambidextrous with a split clamp, making them easy to set up. Tool free reach and pad contact point adjusters are standard issue on the EVO, and the whole set up has a tight and precise feel.
The EVO Tech X2 uses a twin piston calliper and weighs 388g (lever/hose/calliper and 160mm rotor) while the EVO Tech M4 is aimed at the all-mountain and gravity markets with a four piston calliper (410g including a 160mm rotor). Pricing starts at $260 per end for the EVO Tech X2 kit (excluding rotor) while the EVO Tech M4 starts from $300 per end. Hope’s nice looking floating rotors sell for around $75 each.
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