Fed up with the frequency with which they had to replace the bottom brackets on their own bikes, the guys at Hope decided to make their own external bottom bracket that’s compatible with Race Face X-type cranks, FSA Mega Exo and Shimano Hollowtech II. The aptly named Hope BB will have CNC-machined cups (available in all six colours), an alloy sleeve, stainless steel bearings, labyrinth seals and an additional
O-ring and will retail for approximately £65. Initially it’ll be available in the standard 68/73mm size, with a ceramic bearing option and 83mm shell width to follow. www.hopetech.com