Shipping charges for this item to United States: $8.36
Like all Hope products, this one is beautifully engineered, and certainly looks durable.
It went in to replace a Dura Ace product, so not really an improvement in terms of weight, and I sure as hell can't tell if it's smoother or not.
But it looks more bling, and promises a longer lifespan.
Quality product. Spins miles better than a dura ace 7900 BB. As usual delivery, service and price from Merlin Cycles was excellent.
A bit of bling, replaceable bearings and fantastic customer support, if needed, from Hope. Combine that with a keen price and fast delivery from Merlin and it's a no brainer