Are hope E4 and V4 pads the same?

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.

Can I use Hope brakes with Shimano rotors?

The Shimano 180 and 160 rotors work just fine with my M4’s. I would run the Hope rotors, but the oddball 183mm size and rivet clearance are issues.

Are hope V4 brakes good?

Hope Tech 3 V4 disc brakes bottom line Hope’s brakes have a lot of fans and I can see their appeal – the craftsmanship is excellent, as is product backup. As with all brakes, some people will like the modulation rather than sharp braking feel, and it’s easy to control the power on offer via the very adjustable lever.

What is DOT 5 brake fluid used for?

DOT 5 brake fluid is a silicon-based fluid. This was developed to be used in cars where moisture was definitely going to be prevalent and unavoidable. That means things like high performance vehicles and military vehicles.

Can I use mineral oil in Hope brakes?

Are Hope V4 brakes good?

Can I use any mineral oil in Shimano brakes?

Broadly speaking, hydraulic disc brakes designed for bicycles will use either a mineral oil fluid, or an automotive DOT fluid. Genuine Shimano Mineral Oil is the only fluid compatible with Shimano brakes.

What kind of disc brakes does hope mini use?

Like the Mini, the M4 has been replaced by the Mono M4 with 2014 series aluminum caliper and 160, 180 and 200mm rotors. In the parking lot, the 4 piston system gave a much better feel at the lever and lock up was achieved with much less effort than the Mini.

What to do if your hope mono Caliper has failed?

Repeat the process two or three times, then fully dry the caliper interior, refit pads and try the brake’s operation again. If a seal has failed, it will usually be evident by the refusal by the piston to return after the brake lever is released.

Is there a hydraulic hose for the hope mini?

In speaking with other Hope users, a solution for current Mini owners is the “guaranteed for life” Goodridge USA hydraulic hose. I’ve not used the hose, but the display model Goodridge showed us at Interbike felt… sublime. On the trail, the Mini offers great modulation, especially when compared to the Hayes.

What’s the difference between Hope Mini and mono mini?

For 2004, the Mini caliper has been upgraded to 2014 series aluminum (now called the Mono Mini) and the rotor sizes have been changed to 140, 160 and 180mm. The new caliper is said to improve lever feel over the older polished Mini (more on that in a few), and the lever remains (thankfully) unchanged.