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Posted: Jan 4, 2022 at 12:44 Quote
My buddy just switched to Hopes, and has been really happy with them. Gonna have to take his bike for a ride to check them out, and see how they compare to the TRP’s I run.

Posted: Jan 4, 2022 at 12:53 Quote
I like everything Hope make.

Except the brakes. (and rims, but no one likes those)

Posted: Jan 4, 2022 at 13:45 Quote
Anyone know were to find a 2015 Norco range A.1 front triangle. I broke one and hoping to find a replacement.

Posted: Jan 4, 2022 at 13:56 Quote
fredro wrote:

So I'm doing the custom fork decals and also going back to my favorite brakes. The XTRs work good, and have plenty of stopping power, I'm just not liking the lever feel and spongy modulation. I've bled them twice, and they're adequate, but I just prefer the overall feeling of the Hopes. Plus, what brake company gives you THREE sets of pads, including hardware and hose fittings!

what are you gonna do with the xtrs?

Posted: Jan 4, 2022 at 14:06 Quote
bigbird16 wrote:
Anyone know were to find a 2015 Norco range A.1 front triangle. I broke one and hoping to find a replacement.

Norco?

Posted: Jan 4, 2022 at 14:38 Quote
@newbermuda- XTRs are for sale 2 cents 2 cents 2 cents

Posted: Jan 5, 2022 at 5:25 Quote
MadMaxxMTB wrote:
My new to me Status 160, what a beast of a bike!


Annoyed me when these were not available anywhere near me when I was buying, couldnt even get one online so went with a Canyon instead.

Posted: Jan 5, 2022 at 8:15 Quote
Yeah they had the strangest launch for those bikes. It was like they were doing market testing or something.

Posted: Jan 5, 2022 at 9:09 Quote
MadMaxxMTB wrote:
My new to me Status 160, what a beast of a bike!


Didn't know they were a thing until my LBS had one on the floor. Almost no launch for it, I still can't even find it on the website. Looks awesome, How does it ride?

Posted: Jan 5, 2022 at 9:30 Quote
My best buddy got into bikes last year and the Status was the bike I recommended to him. He managed to pick one up for for a great price and it has proven to be really durable and forgiving of mistakes. The spec is awesome for the money too.

The market launch was kinda shitty. I think the launch was dual purpose - both a marketing stunt and also genuinely a way to save money. They did no pre-launch or press release, didn't distribute much information about it and didn't sell them online. I think the purpose of that was to create a buzz with word of mouth about this bike and make people go to shops to ask about it. Spending absolutely zero money on marketing will in theory save $$$ which they can pass onto the consumer.

Unfortunately that launch stunt came at the cost of most people being able to find the information they needed about the bike, but oh well.

Posted: Jan 5, 2022 at 9:46 Quote
They did all the press release stuff, just pulled the plug on allowing the (traditional) press to publish it at the last minute.

Posted: Jan 7, 2022 at 2:03 Quote
twonsarelli wrote:
MadMaxxMTB wrote:
My new to me Status 160, what a beast of a bike!


it is hard not to like these. looks very clean

Agree. Bike is also kinda nice

Posted: Jan 7, 2022 at 8:40 Quote
fredro wrote:

So I'm doing the custom fork decals and also going back to my favorite brakes. The XTRs work good, and have plenty of stopping power, I'm just not liking the lever feel and spongy modulation. I've bled them twice, and they're adequate, but I just prefer the overall feeling of the Hopes. Plus, what brake company gives you THREE sets of pads, including hardware and hose fittings!
I feel you went in the opposite direction of me here haha, I’ve just finished up changing the spec a wee bit on my Moxie, went from Orange custom Lyrik decals to some nice silver ones, then I went from Hope brakes to Shimanos. I don’t know what it was but there was always something about the Hopes I never got on with, I tried both V4 and E4’s and didn’t particularly like either. Tried bleeding them multiple times and throwing pads at them whenever they needed it, tried fiddling around with the positioning of the levers/BPC to get them feeling good for me and I just couldn’t. Shame because they are actually decent brakes I just couldn’t get them to work right for me.

Posted: Jan 7, 2022 at 8:47 Quote
tom666 wrote:
My best buddy got into bikes last year and the Status was the bike I recommended to him. He managed to pick one up for for a great price and it has proven to be really durable and forgiving of mistakes. The spec is awesome for the money too.

The market launch was kinda shitty. I think the launch was dual purpose - both a marketing stunt and also genuinely a way to save money. They did no pre-launch or press release, didn't distribute much information about it and didn't sell them online. I think the purpose of that was to create a buzz with word of mouth about this bike and make people go to shops to ask about it. Spending absolutely zero money on marketing will in theory save $$$ which they can pass onto the consumer.

Unfortunately that launch stunt came at the cost of most people being able to find the information they needed about the bike, but oh well.
I remember seeing a bunch of Status stuff floating around online either just before or after the bike released, but I don’t recall there being much(if any) reference to it being a Specialised on those ads, so it was more one of those “if you know, you know” kinda things.


 
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