Hope Technology returns as Official Bicycle Partner

A world leader in the highly specialised bicycle component manufacturing industry, Hope Technology has renewed its support for the DL12 Indoor Trial V2.0 and will once again be the event’s Official Bicycle Partner when the best Trial riders on the planet return to do battle at Sheffield’s Utilita Arena on Saturday 13 January 2024.

In January this year the giant Hope cranks and hubs that comprised section four proved to be every bit as tough as the actual components they were based on – claiming the scalps of all four finalists – and riders can expect to have their skills stretched to the limit again in the New Year.

The Lancashire-based business was founded in the late 1980s by Trial enthusiasts Ian Weatherill and Simon Sharp. Both talented and innovative engineers, the pair initially made disc brakes for mountain bikes and now – more than three decades later – Hope manufactures everything from hubs to headsets and brakes to bottom brackets, stems and lights with around half of its production exported to over forty countries.

Everything is designed, tested and manufactured in Hope’s state of the art facility in Barnoldswick and their beautifully crafted components have gained an enviable global reputation for quality, reliability and performance.

Event co-promoter Dougie Lampkin is a long-time friend and fan of Hope. Having used their components and benefitted from their support in many of his projects over the years, including Pedal de Alps and his monumental wheelie around the Isle of Man’s TT course, it is no surprise that he is delighted to have Hope back on board.

Lampkin, a twelve-time FIM Trial World Champion, said: “It is great to get Hope behind us again for the second edition of the DL12 Indoor Trial. My friendship with the guys at Hope stretches back longer than any of us would probably care to admit and I am delighted to maintain the association with such a well-respected, forward-thinking company and to have their huge hubs as part of the course again to really test the riders.”

Woody Hole, Hope’s Progress Manager, is equally enthusiastic adding: “While we have achieved our successes in a different field to Dougie, we have always been big supporters of him while he was competing and for his subsequent projects so it was only natural that we would want to get behind him for this latest stage of his career. The inaugural DL12 Indoor Trial was fantastic – highly-polished and very professional – and we are delighted to support the event again, I just hope the riders who struggle on the Hope section do not hold it against us!”

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