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Tech 3 E4 Disc Brake
Smashing countless rock gardens while finessing your bike around tight ribbons of winding singletrack is the best kind of fun, but when you're thirty minutes into a rugged alpine descent with pumped arms and tired fingers, the last thing you want is to grab brakes and have them pull to the bar because of heat-induced brake fade. With the well-engineered Hope Tech 3 E4 Disc Brake you get consistent, reliable braking performance whether you put them on your trail bike, enduro rig, or dual-crown downhill sled.
You may have seen the Hope Tech 3 E4 Disc Brakes out on the trail with their distinct colorways and the industrial appearance that resembles something you might find on a moto bike. They are sharp-looking brakes, beautifully machined and anodized, with color-matched rotors available to boot. As one might hope, they perform as well as they look, with smooth modulation and abundant power that won't fade halfway through your 5,000ft descent.
If you're looking for that on/off feel with powerful bite right from the start, these are not your brakes. The Hope's do have a firm lever feel with a definite bite point, but the power comes on smooth at first, allowing more control of your braking force at the point of pad contact. This extra modulation lets you to fine-tune your speed without skidding, leading to improved braking efficiency once you get used to the brakes. As you dig deeper into the lever's travel, there's plenty of power, enough to rip a layer of earth from the ground during those panic-stop situations.
The E4 caliper is CNC-machined from a solid block of aerospace-grade aluminum in Barnoldswick, Great Britain to ensure rigidity, with four phenolic pistons providing usable power and the signature Hope braking feel. The Tech 3 lever offers 5% more power than Hope's previous design, featuring tool-free adjustments that actually work, as well as machined perforations on the lever blade to enhance grip. The lever attaches to the bars with a convenient split-clamp design that leaves plenty of real-estate for your shifter and dropper post lever. You can also mount your Shimano or SRAM shifter directly to the lever body with separately-purchased adapters.
- Well-engineered MTB brakes for trail, enduro, & downhill
- 4-piston caliper provides usable power on long descents
- One-piece machined aluminum caliper is rigid & durable
- Ergonomic lever offers 5% more power than previous version
- Tool-free reach & bite point contact allow on-the-fly adjustment
- Shifters can mount directly to lever body with separate adapter
- Anodized coating enhances durability, available in striking colors
- Fits all mount options & most rotor sizes with separate brake adapter
- Item #HPE000F
- Lever Adjustability
- tool-free lever reach, tool-free bite point contact
- 4-piston, CNC-machined 2014 T6 aluminum alloy
- Mount Type
- post mount
- DOT 5.1, DOT 4
- Claimed Weight
- Recommended Use
- downhill, enduro, trail
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 2 years
What do you think about this product?
March 19, 2019
Stop looking (no pun intended)
- I've put it through the wringer
Let's take a guess, you've ridden on almost all the different brands of brakes out there and if you are here reading this review you have a feeling that there is something better. Well you have found it. Think of the Hope Tech 3 brake as the 3 little bears story and that this brake is just right. I've ridden almost all of them out there as well and decided why not let's give these a try. Well I've had them on my bike for some time now and made multiple trips to Moab and the Saint George area while riding normal trails, slick rock, and even some super steep Hike a Bike trails just to come back down at blazing speed. It never really occurred to me until after several months had passed that I came to the realization that I haven't been thinking about my brakes at all. Odd right, I've been riding some of the gnarliest terrain and not once did I notice the lever changing position mid way down on the descent, or the outside temperature fluctuation changing the bite point. Nothing but solid stopping power and confidence. I will not lie and I will tell you that you can find a more powerful brake without question, but nothing beats the confidence of flying into a turn, drop or a near vertical trail and without hesitation simply knowing unequivocally that your lever and your brake will be there 100% to save you.
March 11, 2019
Burly and reliable.
No brake pump or build up after a long down hill section. They are super reliable. The lever pull is completely modifiable and you can dial it just how you like. I love the drilled out holes on the lever - they make riding without gloves even better.
DJ Redundant II
April 11, 2020
Do these come pre bleed?
September 24, 2019
Is it possible yo use mineral oil in them?
April 17, 2019
Can these Hope brakes be bled with Shimano, or Shimano compatible bleed kits? If not, which kit?
November 27, 2018
come with brake pads ?
David Billig JR
November 28, 2018
Hey David, Yes, this brakeset will come with pads. If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out to me directly. My direct line is (801) 523-4049 and email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks, Matt Conn