The bike will be manufactured on a very limited run with roughly four being produced a week. To begin with only large and medium frames will be built.
Due to the number of proprietary standards, Hope will not be offering a frame only option, there’s not really any point. Although the bike pictured here comes with Ohlins suspension, Fox is the more likely build kit on release day. As for the price, well obviously it won’t come cheap.
There’s no fixed mark yet but the £8.5k figure was floating around the Core Bike lobby. Like everything Hope, it’s built in house and even the British carbon fibre is woven ten miles away in Burnely. It’s a true labour of love that reflects in both the finished product and the price.
Will it be the only bike Hope makes? For now, yes. But there are hopes of more to come (a short travel 29er was suggested, but we’re talking in the very long term if it arrives at all)