Hope Tech V-Twin Cyclocross Hydraulic Disc Brakes Converter Now Shipping
All parts are CNC’d from aluminum in their Barnoldswick, England, facility. The V-Twin, named for it’s resemblance to a V8 motor’s angle flanks of pistons, uses a dual piston design that uses standard road brake levers of your choosing and converts their cable pull into piston pushing, caliper squeezing disc brake action.
Where it differentiates from TRP’s Parabox is that the cables run directly through the master cylinder and pull the piston directly rather than moving a lever.
The V-Twin is mated to their one-piece X2 caliper for what Hope Tech claims is a stiff, lightweight system. We’ll update with pricing as soon as we get it.
UPDATE: here’s the word directly from Hope on pricing for us Yanks: “The V-Twin is indeed shipping now. They will retail in the U.S. for $335 and Hope USA have begun shipping to dealers already. They will also be available to dealers through QBP.”