Industry Non Standards


Every week, with a new “standards” being launched the bike industry seems to be moving more and more towards proprietary systems. We realise this can prove very difficult for shops, however at Hope we like to try and keep things as simple as possible and maintain existing products compatibility, although not always easy.

Our latest additions to help maintain compatibility are new headsets, hub spacers and chainrings. All these parts are available immediately from stock.


We now have an integrated headset to fit, amongst others the new Santa Cruz Highball, Hightower and existing Stimata Frame. The top is known as a no. 7 (HSC7) and the lower a J (HSCJ). The top is available in all six colours, but the bottom, since none of it is visible, is only available in black. Exact sizing details available here

Spacers wide email

With the growing number of Rock Shox forks available featuring Torque Cap compatibly we have produced 31mm oversized spacers. These are retrofittable to our Pro 2, Pro 2 EVO and Pro 4 hubs. The spacers are available in two variations:

HUB485        15mm – Pro 2/Pro 2 EVO/Pro 4 (on both 100mm and Boost) – O/S Spacer Kit
HUB486        15mm 100 to 110mm Conversion – Pro 2/Pro 2 EVO/Pro 4 – O/S Spacer Kit

XT Chainring email

We’ve produced more sizes in our 110 BCD rings by adding the smaller 34 and 36 tooth rings to the existing 38, 40, 42 and 44 tooth.

Also, now that Shimano are embracing the 1x setup, we’ve produced  rings to suit the 96mm offset BCD  on XT-M8000 and MT700 cranks.

These are available in 30, 32 and 34 tooth.