Common questions

Is Hope better than Shimano?

Is Hope better than Shimano?

The Hope lever is much longer than the Shimano which could be a positive or negative from your point of view. One thing it does allow is for the reservoir to be mounted well inboard so there is enough room for both shifters and a Reverb remote mounted under the bar, outboard of the brake.

What is a 6 piston caliper?

6 Piston Calipers usually feature 3 inboard and 3 outboard opposing pistons. They are almost always fixed position calipers without a bracket, similar to the 4 piston design. On 6 Piston Calipers, you will usually be able to see the outlines of the 3 pistons on the outboard side of the caliper.

How many calipers does a car need?

A car can have either 2 or 4 calipers. If the car has rotors on all four tires, then it will have four calipers. If the car has two rotors and two drums, then it will come with two calipers in front. The calipers can become contaminated, rusty, and start to leak brake fluid.

What is the difference between hope E4 and V4 brakes?

The E4 is a four piston brake designed for scenarios where more power is needed, from trail riding to all mountain. Finally the V4 is another four piston caliper, designed for enduro racing, downhill, tandems and e-bikes. Four piston brakes are a little more powerful and are physically bigger, so cool quicker too.

Do hope brakes use mineral oil?

Hope brakes are designed to operate with DOT 4 or DOT 5.1 brake fluid. Using DOT 5 or mineral oil in your Hope brake will damage the rubber seals and require a full strip-down and cleaning of all brake components.

Are hope E4 and V4 pads the same?

What does 4 pot brake caliper stand for?

4 Pot calipers means that the brake calipers are holding 4 pistons. Different types of calipers (the thing that holds the pistons themselves) will hold different amounts and types of pistons.

What kind of brake caliper does Akebono use?

To realize stable braking, opposed piston type with 10-pot brake caliper has been adopted. Akebono started various motorsports activities in 2002, and the brake technologies which spun off from racing development have been called upon to develop this brake caliper.

What are the Pistons in a brake caliper made of?

The more pistons the better the braking power and pedal feel. The piston itself is normally made of stainless steel, which is durable. The pistons in the brake calipers are actuated by hydraulic fluid called brake fluid. (typically glycol-ether, but there are other brake fluids such as silicone based fluids out there.

Why do cars have more pistons than calipers?

That is one of the reasons cars that have to brake more will have more pistons, as it spreads out the wear and force on the brake pad more evenly allowing better peddle feel and better distribution of force on the pad for more consistent stopping power and wear. The more pistons the better.