New Hope Tech 4 V4

Donn

Member
May 15, 2020
15
3
UK
In a word, epic.

Massive power, and that's with organic pads, and great modulation.

Can you compare with magura mt7 ? Because i give up on magurara bleeding they are my most loved brakes with hc3 levers but bleeding is just nightmare so decided to say good bye my love and get something differsnt so both new e4 v4 not received yet but hope its will be same as good as mt7 and won't dissapoint.

Anyone can comment on these two ?
 

Esef

New Member
Dec 29, 2021
11
5
Czech Republic
I run Tech3 E4 on my trail bike for last 4 years and they are still okay. I tried them on my e-bike and I could fell how the e4 caliper is not enought. Bought Tech3 V4 for ebike and everything is okay.

Even tho Tech4 lever is probably better in some point of performance, I still like the Tech3 lever more.
 

millemille

Active member
Feb 21, 2020
110
125
Peak District
Can you compare with magura mt7 ? Because i give up on magurara bleeding they are my most loved brakes with hc3 levers but bleeding is just nightmare so decided to say good bye my love and get something differsnt so both new e4 v4 not received yet but hope its will be same as good as mt7 and won't dissapoint.

Anyone can comment on these two ?

I'm afraid not, not used the Magura's and was put off by several separate comments made about the lever/master cylinder flimsiness and the lack of spares support....
 

thewrx

Member
Sep 4, 2019
187
71
US
that blue and black looks awesome, would be going with those if I didn' just find a set of the super rare danny m's yellow magura MT7's woot!
 

thewrx

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Sep 4, 2019
187
71
US
hope levers are probably a bit tougher being as they are billet aluminum, and definetly look pretty slick with the CNC tooling. I am just partial to MT7's, but I do hear that people will mix and match levers/calipers from different brands, which could give you the best of both worlds, just make sure your master cylinder sizes compliment eachother or they wont perform as expected.
 

SandroRiz

Member
Sep 6, 2022
35
13
Italy
I could not comment on those, I have tried against Saint, Code, XT four pot, TRP DHR Evo, so judging by why I have read online would say on par with the MT7 which seem to be on par with Saints.
For me the Hopes are the best made / quality and you know they will be serviceable for at least 15 years

what about in terms of power versus Shimano Xt 4p and Saint? Thanks in advance

Any rumors about Shimano new Saint in 2023?
 

Shjay

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Apr 30, 2019
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Kent
hope levers are probably a bit tougher being as they are billet aluminum, and definetly look pretty slick with the CNC tooling. I am just partial to MT7's, but I do hear that people will mix and match levers/calipers from different brands, which could give you the best of both worlds, just make sure your master cylinder sizes compliment eachother or they wont perform as expected.
Fancy levers to go with my MT5 calipers

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Shjay

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Apr 30, 2019
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They are running fine with the MT5 calipers, didn’t even have to bleed when swapping over & had to put in new olives etc. they are bit more like running Shimano levers more an on/off feeling but no wandering bite point what’s not to like

do you know for certain that those zrace levers will work well with magura mt5 calipers? They didnt get glowing reviews in this thread here on mTBR

 

Bontee

Member
Dec 6, 2020
90
53
warwickshire
what about in terms of power versus Shimano Xt 4p and Saint? Thanks in advance

Any rumors about Shimano new Saint in 2023?
Hi,I fitted a set of the Hopes to my wifes Levo sl and compared to my XTs they are every bit as good.They have more modulation and are far more suited to smaller hands ,a reason why I always change my wifes brakes to Hopes.She can brake as hard with a two finger grip as she could before with 3 fingers.I run Hopes on 2 bikes and the Xts on the other and I prefer Hopes across the board.I do think a lot of folks don’t take time to set them up correctly at the outset but thats just my opinion.
 

RM.SGO

Member
Apr 25, 2020
61
57
Danville, CA
Just put the new Hope Tech 4 V4s (with 220s front and back) on my 2022 S- Works Levo. Swapped out the MT7s which I had also run for a few years on my previous 2019 Levo. Thought the Maguras were great from a power and modulation standpoint. Just hated the Carbotech material. I think the Hope's perform very consistently with the MT7s based on my initial shake down yesterday. The levers are amazing. I think the action on the lever is really nice with the roller bearings and love the no tool adjustability. SRAM adaptability is 100% better than the Magura Matchmaker setup. Quality is simply out of this world. Very happy.

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Apr 14, 2020
119
35
Surrey, UK
TRP R1 2.3mm rotors have been brilliant for me, had centre lock and 6 bolt, all have been almost perfectly straight, not sure if in stock anymore but Merlin cycles were selling the 203mm ones on offer for about £10 each !
 
Apr 14, 2020
119
35
Surrey, UK
TRP R1 2.3mm rotors have been brilliant for me, had centre lock and 6 bolt, all have been almost perfectly straight, not sure if in stock anymore but Merlin cycles were selling the 203mm ones on offer for about £10 each !
You can use any thickness rotors with the V4’s you just need to use a thinner bleed block designed for regular rotors, the pistons are just extended out slightly more
 

infyrana

New Member
Mar 28, 2023
8
3
UK
Having had some great responses to my other brake related thread (Magura's), someone has now asked me why I hadn't been checking out Hope brakes considering I'm UK based.

Apart from the obvious availability and ease of warranty/support if in UK, metal levers, and colour matching to things like Hope hubs (will get there) - are there any other major improvements the Hope Tech 4's provide over other major brands of brakes please?
 
Apr 14, 2020
119
35
Surrey, UK
From personal experience, they are very easy to bleed, easy to set up without rotor rub, new Tech4’s have a great lever feel and have consistent power, they have a bite point adjust that really works.
That said I used some basic Sram level brakes for a whole year, a few years back and after initial set up never touched them, they worked perfectly if a little unrefined and even in the winter months saw no maintenance, I think though if you are looking at the higher end you can get some good deals on the hopes and price wise seem better value than what else is out there for the quality of them.
 

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