Hope Crankset Crankset

DESCRIPTION

  • Forged and CNC machined 7075 series aluminium alloy crank arms
  • Versatile Spline mount for chainring/spider

USER REVIEWS

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[Nov 20, 2015]
TC-FlowClyde
All Mountain Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Waited for a year prior to buying. CNC machining very clean. Precise on install once I read instructions and found an online install article (only done recently). Surprisingly, Hope USA tech support in Texas was helpful in dispelling misinfo from retailer and reviewers (the few that I could find).

Weakness:

Misinfo. Hope USA said can use any 30 mm BB BSA as long as it meets BB shell specs on their website. Dilemma: expensive oversized BB which requires Hope proprietary tool. Jensonusa.com (usually awesome PK) didn't have install tool so had to order overseas where I got hosed by currency exchange/VAT/shipping charges: payed $35 USD for $10 USD install tool. Should be included in the pricey $110 plus Hope BB. Time to get everything together 30 days before I could install it recently. Total expense about $435 including spiderless chainring (also proprietary).

Chiming in due to paucity of reviews.at this time. Performance is very nice...no drag and super stiff for when cranking out of the saddle. Probably worth it if more US retailers stock everything you need (chaining + cranks + external BB cups and ALL tools) and it costs below $400 USD.

[Sep 30, 2015]
cobym2
All Mountain Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

LOOKS!!! This is a supermodel of cranks. Beautiful. Especially the direct mount chainring version. Solid and stiff.

Weakness:

complicated installation and removal; price

Performance wise, they do what cranks should do. Transfers power from legs to drivetrain. No complaints there. But it does so with so much style. Get the anodized purple and watch everyone else turn green with envy.
However, its not the mechanics best friend. For one, the installation requires the use some special tools (supplied).
Removal of the crank is worse, since the system requires you to turn the preload adjuster with another special tool (supplied) to push the driveside crank out. The problem is that there are not enough threads to push the DS crank arm all the way, And even with the supplied spacer, I had to use a Hollowtech BB wrench to add enough thickness to get the crank out. Again, not really a complaint since you dont change or remove cranks often. Its just that Ive been spoiled by the shimano pinch bolt system which is oh so simple and quick.
Also, the cranks use a 30mm spindle and require a 30mm hope BB, which also requires its own special tool to install. Sigh.

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