Pretty in pink? Hope go all girly on us

Valentine's Day might be over but you wouldn't know that from Hope’s latest kit – they've brought back girly pink anodising. Apparently the move's been prompted by popular demand, with plenty of women riders keen to add a feminine touch to their bikes.

It's not just for the girls, though – the MTBcut team have been racing on pink bikes for years and DH legend Sam Hill’s been known to rock fuchsia race pyjamas. If you buy this gear as a bloke you can probably expect some stick from your mates, but who cares – that's the price of being a trendsetter!

Hey, it was Valentine's Day yesterday after all! Picture from Hope

Five pink bike bits are available, all CNC machined from 2014 T6 aluminium in Barnoldswick, Lancashire:

  • Tech Evo X2 brakes – 'on the fly' reach and bite point adjustment (good for smaller hands); matching pink-centred fixed or floating rotors (140/160/183/203mm); from 340g
  • F20 pedals – concave platform; Norglide bushing and three sealed cartridge bearings per pedal; 20 pins; from 390g/pair
  • XC (90mm) and AM (50mm) stems – 0° rise; from 144g
  • Pro 2 Evo hubs – 32-hole; front compatible with QR/9mm/15mm/20mm axles, from 185g; rear compatible with 135mm (QR/10mm/12mm/SRAM XX1) and 142mm (Syntace X12/SRAM XX1) axles, from 285g

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More info at www.hopetech.com.

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