Hope Tech 3 X2 Disc Brake
Tech 3 X2 - Description
We 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 can operate all the calipers from our range and 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.
Hope Tech 3 - Some riders have previously commented on the relative bulkiness of the 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).
We 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.
For those using SRAM shifters we have designed a slick and minimalistic direct mount adaptor.
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 Evo 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.
A 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.
Tech 3 X2 - Specification
- 'On the fly' BPC (bite point control) and Reach adjustment
- Direct compatibility with Shimano I-Spec shifter
- Direct mount available for SRAM shifters
- 5% power increase over TECH Evo master cylinder
- Handed master cylinders for better integration on the handlebars
- New piston dust cover design
- New reservoir diaphragm design
CNC machined in Barnoldswick, England
- 9.74 caliper with all mount options
- 2014 T6 aluminium alloy
- Wide angle hose connector mount
- Top entry pad fitting
- Fixed or floating rotor
- Black or braided hose
- 140, 160, 183mm rotor sizes
- Weight: from 340g
- The Tech 3 X2 - perfect for all XC and light freeride
- Applications, this brake is a perfect blend of power, low weight and adjustability.
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Can't give anything less than 5 stars to these. They look lovely, easy to fit, and very simple to get the lever exactly where I want it. I've got Hope brakes on 3 of my other bikes and these are better again.
Merlin were the only retailer who had a pair of UK braided items in stock, and they managed to ship them very quickly, so top marks there.
By far for the price, the best brakes I have found. Modulation is super-smooth. They actually remind me more of the motorcycle brakes on my Buell X1. Very controlled, and very predictable. They were simple to install. I had to cut the rear hose down (steel braided) and use the included brass fittings. Also bleeding was the easiest of any brakes I have worked on. I put these on a new bike build and was thinking brakes would be a chunk of time during the process, but nope, Hope has a new fan... Me. From this point moving forward, I will be equipping all my bikes with Tech2 series brakes.
Hope's brakes have always set the standards for mtb disc brakes and these babies will continue the way. Superb finishing, great adjustments and easy to maintain!
Great brakes, been using these for years (have the older version in addition to these).
Best thing is that parts are available if you ever need to rebuild/freshen the seals.
Have a very high quality feel to them, both machining and modulation/use.
Well built, light and powerful enough for hard XC. Really easy to fit and shorten hoses (come with space barb, o-ring and washer).
Really pleased with these brakes, after having another make on my bike previously these are far superior. The adjustability is so useful which helps fine braking control again fantastic build quality with lovely smooth confident movement
Another great MTB brake from Hope. Put this brake on the rear of my Scott Genius and as expected of Hope products, it is a thing of beauty, easy to fit and bleed and locks the rear wheel with a one finger pull. Great service and price again from Merlin cycles.
Not many people have taken much time to actually review these brakes which is a shame considering their quality. I have never until now been concerned about my front wheel skidding under braking, these things are extremely well manufactured, easy to maintain and look stunning. These things are mental, only way to stop more quickly would be to drive into something. I recommend the 203 floating rotor, I cannot praise this setup enough.
Brilliant - plenty of power with a 183mm rotor up front more than enough to lock a wheel up with one finger... if you want to that is because the feel & modulation are fantastic. Love the bite point & reach adjustment too.