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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:03 pm 
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Although Hope are more premium than unobtanium boutique so I don’t think it’ll do them much harm.


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In the scheme of things, and in the market they're aiming the bike, I don't see the issue at all.

It's a premium bike, with a premium price tag.

The Hope, or this...

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... 9#p2812229

I know nothing about them, but £6K RRP apparently.

I know which one I'd prefer, and it's interesting how the £6K one is built largely with 'regular' Hope bits and bobs...

Anyway, whatevs! :)


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Agreed! :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:33 pm 
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Personally I think it's a good move. Opens it up to more MTBers, and shows Goodwill, which is invaluable for a quality brand.

I am definitely considering selling my Triumph Street Twin and getting a HB160 instead 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:54 pm 
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I can't imagine any owners are angry to be receiving a refund...?

It makes it more accessible without any compromises.

The bike sold way better than Hope predicted (according to internet chatter, admittedly) allowing them to recoup development costs far faster than they expected, so long as they get them out the door fast enough.

it's a business move that all to often wouldn't be taken due to greed. I applaud it.

And FWIW, at least one of my bikes was about £4k in 1994*, so this is hardly unprecedented pricing.



*Of course, I bought it many years later for far less than that!!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:21 pm 
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Ordered an HB160 today (classic green anodising) - arrives in early March 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:00 pm 
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Very sweet. 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:35 pm 
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Ordered an HB160 today (classic green anodising) - arrives in early March 8)



Looking forward to seeing all the lovely pics, outside of a photoshoot 8)


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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 10:20 pm 
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Delayed from March, finally got it today 8)


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