Hope Mini/Mono/Moto Lever Overhaul

This is a guide for a complete overhaul/seal change on a Hope hydraulic disc brake lever. Hope refer to this as the ‘Mini’ lever, it is used on all ‘open’ systems; the silver two-piece Mini/M4’s and the black/gold Mono calipers (Mini/M4/M6) and also the silver/black levers supplied with the ‘07 and later Mini and M4 […]

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Hope Braided Hose Assembly

  Cutting hoses or cables to an optimum length can be something of a science. Take your time figuring out how long you want/need your hose to be. More often than not, you can just replace the stock hose with the same length of braided hose, but if, for whatever reason, you’re fitting a longer […]

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DMR V8 Pedal Overhaul (Cup and Cone)

  The V8 pedals use cup and cone bearings (1/8″ ball bearings). Although the V8’s have a ‘Grease Port’ for periodically injecting fresh grease into the bearings, this won’t clean out the crud and grit that’ll start to eat at the bearings and races. It’s a very, very simple procedure, so give your pedals a […]

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Basic Cleaning and Maintenance Guide

First, the obligatory disclaimer: as the title suggests, the following article is a guide. It is not intended to be considered ‘gospel’ (ie. there’s more than one way to do most tasks), contains numerous subjective instructions (ie. I’m just telling you how I prefer to do things) and is in no way concise. I’ve read […]

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Hope Mono Caliper Overhaul (Mini, Trials, M4, V2 and M6)

  This is a guide for overhauling Hope’s Mono calipers. Mono simply refers to the caliper being cut from a single billet of aluminium, rather than the two-piece design used by the original Minis or closed caliper brakes, so all Mono (Mini, Trials, M4, V2 and M6) are covered here. Click for more…  

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Shimano Hub Bearing Overhaul

  This is a guide for overhauling a rear Shimano Deore cassette hub, which uses cup and cone bearings. The cup is the bearing race which is built into the hub; the cone is the corresponding race which is threaded onto the axle. Whilst cone races can be replaced if they are worn or pitted, […]

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