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First Look: Hope F20 pedals

I’ve been watching the post-box in feverish anticipation of the Hope F20 pedals turning up. What can I say? Anything from Barnoldswick’s premium mtb craftsmen tends to have that effect on me …

The first thing you’ll probably say is ‘How much?!’ and at £120 the F20 pedals are definitely not cheap… Given the high-end price tag they’re going to have to be something pretty special indeed. Do they walk the walk…?

First impressions are pretty damn good indeed and everything about these made-in-the-UK trail-smashers shouts ‘top quality!’.

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Hope Industries: Newer, Lighter, Cooler, Stronger, Anodizeder and More CNC’d

Hope is phasing out its powerful V2 hydraulic disc brake design for 2013, replacing it with an even more powerful V4 caliper. The key change is a return to a four-piston layout with bigger and longer pads for more surface area – and more grip – than the old two-piston configuration. Hope also says the new caliper is stiffer for improved lever feel and power.

Naturally, Hope machines the aluminum V4 caliper in-house as a single piece and the updated form features an array of subtle cooling fins and a big window to help dissipate heat. The matching levers are unchanged for 2013 and still feature machined aluminum construction (with nearly everything done in-house) plus independently adjustable reach and pad contact.

According to Hope, the new V4 is slightly lighter than the V2 with complete single brake weights starting at 400g. 

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