The Hope Tech 3 keeps the key features of the Tech Evo master cylinder but has improved ergonomics and integration on the handlebars. The Tech 3 X2 is perfect for XC and light freeride use this brake is a perfect blend of power, weight and adjustability.
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Tech 3 Master Cylinder
Hope have kept the key features of the Tech Evo master cylinder and worked to improve the ergonomics and integration on the handlebars. The Tech 3 master cylinder offers a slight increase of power of about 5% over the Tech Evo.
Popular design features of Tech Evo remain the same, such as the reach and bite point control (BPC)adjustability. The piston is actuated by a cam and a roller system to eliminate any free play and initial friction. The classic split clamp design makes the master cylinder easy to install on the handlebars without having to remove anything else.
Some riders have previously commented on the relative bulkiness of the old Tech and Tech Evo master cylinders, sometimes making it hard to fit the master cylinder around already clogged up handlebars (shifters, fork and shock lockouts, telescopic seat post controls etc). Hope have worked hard to make the new Tech 3 master cylinder easier to integrate on the bars although it does entail losing the ambidextrous design.
The Tech 3 master cylinder is now directly compatible with any Shimano I-Spec type shifter meaning no extra mount is required to attach the shifter to the master cylinder and for those using SRAM shifters Hope have designed a slick and minimalistic direct mount adapter.
This neat, slimline caliper optimises the very latest COSMOSWorks FEA (Finite Element Analysis) software to reduce unnecessary weight, improve aesthetics and create a high performance partnership with the Tech 3 lever.
The caliper is machined from a solid billet of 2014 T6 aircraft spec aluminium alloy and an increased piston diameter, generating more usable braking force on the rotor and the drip free bleed nipple and wide angle orientation of the fluid inlet connector have also been added, allowing for neater hose routing and cleaner servicing.
Hope are makers of CNC precision cycling components such as braking systems and accessories, hubs, bottom brackets, wheelsets, lights, stems, headsets, quick releases, tools and cycle clothing and merchandise. Hope has for many years sponsored many of the World Cup teams in downhill and cross-country. Their own team has become a formidable force in the United Kingdom and on the World Cup scene, allowing them to test their bicycle parts at the highest level. Hope is a company working at the leading edge of engineering technology, they use the most advanced materials and computer aided design techniques to produce bicycle components of unrivalled quality. At Hope, they have always maintained that their people are their most valuable asset and so they invest heavily in training to ensure that they all add to their knowledge, learn new skills and keep abreast of relevant developments. Product development and improvement is part of their business philosophy, and with their commitment to technical excellence Hope will continue to produce cycling products of unrivalled quality and value for money.
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