The Hope HB130 ,born once again out of a desire to build a bike that could defeat the technical climbs but still tackle the long decents, Hope have managed to create an ultimate all-rounder.
The Hope HB130 is the second bike to come out of the Barnoldswick bike works. Born, once again out of a desire to build a bike the guys at Hope wanted to ride, the engineers and designers have managed to create a bike they believe is an ultimate all-rounder.
Hope wanted a bike to defeat the local technical climbs but still tackle favourite Lake District descents and trail centre laps. "Geometry is key with the HB.130 and with the angles we’ve chosen, the bike is playful yet controllable in whatever situation you get into on the trail".
The bike rolls on 29er wheels and features 130mm of rear travel, which creates a bike that chews up technical climbs, rips along the flats then thrashes the downs.
Notice the HB.130’s designers have paid particular attention to the aesthetics of the bike. The front triangle has a curvaceous, sleek look while the rear triangle retains that trademark Hope CNC look with beautifully engineered and machined chain stays. As ever, the full bike option is fully kitted out in the highest of quality Hope Tech components.
Hope HB130 Features
29er wheels -perfect for superior rolling capability.
130mm rear travel Contemporary geometry – flip chip
Hand laid carbon fibre monocoque front triangle
Aluminium machined and bonded rear triangle Post brake mount
Seven anodised colour options
Bottle cage mounts
Internal cable routing
Hope specific 130 hub spacing utilising a 17mm thru axle
UPGRADE PACKAGE HOPE CRANKS KIT + £285 Upgrade from the standard SRAM XO1 Cranks to the new Hope Evo Cranks. The kit includes Crank arms, 30T chain ring and BB spacers.
SRAM AXS + £1200
For the ultimate shifting experience, upgrade to the brand-new SRAM AXS wireless group-set. The group-set includes the full XO1 drivetrain and the Rockshox Reverb wireless dropper.
OHLINS SUSPENSION PACKAGE - NO CHARGE For no extra cost, why not upgrade your suspension with some Swedish gold. We offer the RXF 36 Air or Coil Fork in 140mm and the TTX Air shock custom tuned for the HB.130.
SANTA CRUZ RESERVE 30 WHEELSET + £1350 BOUGHT WITH BIKE + £1750 AFTER PURCHASE Once again, we are offering the HB.130 with a Carbon Wheelset upgrade. We use the Santa Cruz Reserve rims laced in-house to our Pro 4 hubs. A great way to save a few grams and don’t forget – lifetime warranty on the rims.
Hope Tech - UK Carbon Production
There's a wealth of knowledge around carbon fibre in the UK, with the majority of the current F1 teams being based here as well as a thriving aerospace industry. This gives Hope access to some of the worlds most talented carbon fibre engineers. The challenge was taking their skill at producing batches of two components, and scaling it up to production quantites. Since Hope's existing products are manufactured using the processes most companies only use to produce their first prototypes ie CNC machined rather than cast or precision forged, it's not been an unusual experience for Hope.
Mould production has been one of the easiest processes since these are made on CNC machines and they already have a few of these. Cutting and laying up the carbon sheet is quite a labour intensive process, but keeping production on site in Barnoldswick gives Hope total confidence in the quality of parts produced.
In the past there have been reservations internally about the safety of manufacturing in carbon fibre and although carbon fibre production is a relatively new process to Hope, with the correct controls & working practices in place, it can be made an extremely safe process.
Also by manufacturing in their own factory in the UK, Hope abide to strict health and safety regulations, ensuring a safe working environment for their staff.