The Here & Now

2011 to Present

// 2011 Digging For Stripes

The Pro 2 Evo hub replaces the already successful Pro 2 hubs by adding stainless steel cartridge bearings and 17mm outside diameter axle to prevent flex in the growing number of though axle frames.

Hope invest in local riders and the community by funding and building the "Hope Line" descent at the local trail centre, Gisburn Forest. With the input of experieced extreme enduro riders, brothers Dan and Ben Hemmingway and the local trail builders, the red graded Hope Line incorporates long drifting berms and flowy table tops.

Whilst being a key member of the Hope research and development department, Paul Oldham also finds time to traina s an elite cyclo-cross racer. Paul won the national stripes at the Derby National Cyclo-cross Champioships.

// 2012 89,000 sq ft

Following two years of preparations, Hope finally makes the big move into the current factory Hope Mill at Calf Hall Lane in Barnoldswich (89,000 sq ft).

The Hope F20 flat pedal makes its debut into the product range proving a huge sucess.

Long-term friend, sponsored rider and general all-time trails legend, Martyn Ashton showed off his amazing skills on a bike with the release of Road Bike Party. Performing unbelievable tricks on a road bike, that would be impossible for most on a mountain bike, Road Bike Party hit nearly 10million hits by the end of 2013. The bike was fitted with Hope carbon wheels and amazingly, the only damage they sustained was one puncture during the whole film.

// 2013 #teamgreen

Hope Factory Racing recruits two new members to the team. Mr Gas to Flat, aka Adam Brayton joins the downhill team, whilst Sam Flanagan heads-up the newly formed Enduro team.

Hope Factory Racing continues their domination in cyclo-cross, as the Team take their thrid consecutive win of the Rapha Supercross series.

Hope is paid a visit by the Prime Minister, David Cameron, as part of the "Get Britain Cycling" campaign.

Hope Factory Racing continues their domination in cyclo-cross, as the Team take their thrid consecutive win of the Rapha Supercross series.

Hope is paid a visit by the Prime Minister, David Cameron, as part of the "Get Britain Cycling" campaign.

Close friend of Hope and fellow engineering enthusiast, Guy Martin attempted and gained the British record for outright speed on bicycle.

With the help of slipstreaming he reached 112mph. Hope developed a special drivetrain for the the custom built Rourke frame. We also make special cranks, bottom brackets and chainrings for the attempt.