This year Hope is celebrating 25 years of designing, developing and creating some of the best mountain bike and road components available - we're just back from a tour of their incredible headquarters - we hope you enjoy our video as much as we enjoyed being there! Hope factory tour pictures
Prototype pedals, brake levers and more!
An unfinished pedal
Mounted on one of their own crankarms
What better way to used a scratched rim?
Hope say they invented mountain biking long before our American cousins - specifically on tracker bikes like this from Raleigh.
Hope have big plans - one of which is to build their own velodrome...
Velodrome on top, workshop below
Hope treat their workers well - here's part of the chill out area
What's that bike in the distance?
Here's that bike - the one used by Martyn Ashton in Road Bike Party
Swarf - a by-product of all the milling, drilling and extruding that goes on
All staff get at least one bike of their choosing
Ready for extrusion and milling
Hope's founders Simon and Ian are passionate motorbike enthusiasts - here's a restored Triumph
Simon's trials bike
Disc rotor spider
Creating their brand new chainring
A Hope hub - before and after
Hub blanks ready to be turned into another quality hub
One of the Hope guys tweaks his bike for the after-work ride
The LASER BEAM at work, these machines work 24/7 - 365
A disc brake rotor is tempered
Hot to the touch, not for this robotic arm though
Hope carry out 100% inspections of their product.
Here a hub gets the treatment
Big news - Hope are developing their own line of carbon products, this is their first, a seatpost.
Bundled ready for anodising
Piled for anodising
Chainrings prepared to be anodised
And a load of hubs and calipers too
Dunked into the anodising bath
Here's one being lasered
And another stem that's just been done
Hope staff ready for their post-work ride
A finished F20 peda
There's a dedicated workshop to fix and fettle all the staff bikes...jealous much?