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The Hope HB160 Mountain Bike 2018 is finally here! This 160mm travel carbon enduro bike is designed & manufactured entirely in-house at Hope's UK HQ.

The Hope HB160 Mountain Bike 2018 is finally here! This 160mm travel carbon enduro bike is designed & manufactured entirely in-house at Hope's UK HQ.


Hope HB160 27.5 Mountain Bike

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Not happy with your purchase? Send it back to us or return in any of our stores and we will give you a full refund or exchange!

Extended Returns Period - Coronavirus - 60 days

Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted to make returns as easy & stress-free as possible for you. So we're extending our returns period up to 60 days on any orders placed after the 16th of March 2020. We hope this extended period of time will allow you to follow government advice regarding self-isolation properly, and also cover you in the case of any disruption to the postal services. For more information on ensuring the safety and wellbeing of yourselves and others, please visit - Our returns policy is otherwise exactly the same!


In the unlikely event that you are dissatisfied with your purchase please feel free to return your goods within 60 days of the purchase date for a full exchange or refund. Any item (excluding food and underwear) can be returned to us for any reason provided it is returned in ‘showroom condition’, with its original packaging, tags and a valid receipt/delivery note.

It is your responsibility to ensure that the item is returned to us in a safe and secure manner, and in the event of a refund or exchange, in saleable condition (in original packaging and including all warranty, cards, manuals and accessories).

Customers are accountable for return shipping charges.

Return Items by Post

  1. You should always keep proof of postage and we advise you to use a ‘signed for service’ when returning goods.
  2. Send your package using a recorded delivery method (always keep a copy of your receipt!) to the following address:

Leisure Lakes Bikes,
Unit 9 Centurion Industrial Estate,
Centurion Way,
PR25 4GU

Checkout by Amazon Returns

If you used the pay by Amazon option when checking out then please send your package using a recorded delivery method (always keep a copy of your receipt!) with a note inside stating whether you want an exchange (what you want it exchanging for) or refund, to the following address:

Leisure Lakes Bikes
Unit 9 Centurion Industrial Estate
Centurion Way
PR25 4GU

Bike & Bulky Item Returns

If you wish to return your bike to us please keep it in the box it arrived in and call us on 01772 644340 and we will arrange a collection.

Please note the following:

  • a) If we have sent you the incorrect bicycle, we will cover the cost of collection and delivery of the correct model.
  • b) If we have delivered the bicycle you ordered, but upon inspection you decide it is not the bike for you, we will charge you £50.00 for the collection.

Please do not ride the bike as a full refund cannot be given if the bike has been used or damaged.

Return Items to a store

Any item (excluding food and underwear) can be returned to any Leisure Lakes Bikes store not just the one you made your purchase at, including those made online. The item must be returned in ‘showroom condition’, with its original packaging, tags and with a valid receipt/delivery note.

Returning goods from EU

If returning something from Europe you are responsible for the delivery cost. You should always keep proof of postage and we advise you to use a ‘signed for service’ when returning goods. 1) Log in and go to ‘my account’ 2) Select ‘orders’ from the menu and select the order you wish to return 3) Fill in the required fields 4) Print off your returns lable, stick it visibly on your package and send using a recorded delivery method. Always keep a copy of your receipt! 5) Log in to your account online for status updates on your return

How to return your item(s)?

  1. You should always keep proof of postage and we advise you to use a ‘signed for service’ when returning goods.
  2. Send your package using a recorded delivery method (always keep a copy of your receipt!) to the following address:

Leisure Lakes Bikes,
Unit 9 Centurion Industrial Estate,
Centurion Way,
PR25 4GU

Wrong size or you don't like the item?

If returning items that are not suitable for either refund or exchange you are accountable for the delivery cost in returning it to us. You should always keep proof of postage and we advise you to use a ‘signed for service’ when returning goods.

New faulty items/ Wrong Item Received

If you have received items that are faulty or not what you ordered send them back to us (using the steps above) and we will cover the delivery cost of the return if it is within 14 days of delivery. If we have supplied the correct product, it is not faulty or it is outside of the 14 days we can not be liable for your postage charges. You should always keep proof of postage and we advise you to use a ‘signed for service’ when returning goods.

In the event that you have received items that are fault or not what you ordered, please send them back to us as soon as possible. Only in these cases will we cover the cost of the return shipping charges.

Faulty Items

If you have received items that are faulty please send them back to us using the steps above. Please include a covering letter describing the fault and if you would like the item replacing or refunding. Once the item arrives back at our Mail Order Centre you will receive an email notifying you about the progress. Faulty items are then forwarded onto the suppliers to confirm the warranty issue. Please be patient with us as we need to receive this confirmation from the suppliers before we can process your request for a replacement/refund.

When returning the item please use Royal Mail 1st Class Recorded* so that you have a tracking reference just in case! If your item arrived faulty we will refund your postage cost. If the item was in full working order at the time of delivery to you, we can not refund your return postage cost.

*In the event that you return a faulty/incorrect item we will refund your postage charge as long as it is 1st Class Recorded or a lesser value service. We do not refund premium services.


Refunds will be processed using the same method of payment used for the original purchase. Credit and debit card refunds must be made to the card used for the original transaction, cheque payments will be refunded in cash but due to banking restrictions can only be refunded at least 14 days after the original purchase date. Due to the high incidence of fraud we regret that we are unable to offer any refund without a valid receipt/delivery note.

Refunds will be made for faulty or incorrect items, including any delivery charge incurred by the buyer (excluding ‘Special Delivery’) in the return of the item. If the products you ordered are delivered to you in good condition but you wish to return them for any reason we will refund the full value of the goods excluding any carriage charge upon receipt of your returned goods.

Items won’t be considered lost until after 15 working days of items being dispatched. Once the 15 working days are up we will issue a refund or replacement.

Not received your order?

If you have not received your order please call us on 01772 644340 and a member of staff can confirm the shipping date. Unfortunately we cannot consider an item to be lost until 15 working days has passed (according to Royal Mail procedure). Once the 15 working days have passed we will be able to issue a full refund or resend your order.


Hope HB160 27.5 Mountain Bike Information

Season : 2018

Brand : Hope

Code : HB160

The Hope HB160 has been a long time dream for Hope co-founders Ian Weatherill and the late Simon Sharpand and after years of rumours & speculation, the Hope HB160 has finally arrived!

Hope HB160 - Exclusive to 11 UK Dealers

We're proud at Leisure Lakes Bikes to be 2 of only 11 UK dealers chosen to stock the Hope HB160 mountain bike, with one HB160 now available in both our Cheltenham and Daventry stores. Since the Hope HB160 is hand build in Barnoldswick, mass production is not a possibility, making this bike a very limited - and even more exciting if you get your hands on one!

Limited Availability + Choose your Colour

Because of the limited supply & extensive manufacturing process, the HB160 is limited to one bike, per stockist, per month – which means if you’re after a particular size & colour finishing kit you’ll need to get into contact with either Leisure Lakes Bikes Daventry or Leisure Lakes Bikes Cheltenham to make sure they can order in the exact bike you want!

Hope HB160 Mountain Bike

Hope saw the opportunity to combine the needs of the frame and component designer into one project, allowing them to uncompromisingly create their vision of the perfect bike. After countless prototypes & drawing board sketches Hope finally landed on their final build - a 160mm travel All Mountain/Trail/Enduro style Carbon bike.

Hope HB160 2018 Features

  • In-House UK Carbon construction
  • 160mm Travel All-Mountain/Enduro style bike
  • 4-Bar Horst linkage suspension
  • 17x130mm Hub Spacing with Zero-Dish wheel
  • 30mm Bottom Bracket
  • Radial-Mount brakes

Hope HB160 Build Kit Highlights

  • FOX 36 Float Factory fork
  • FOX Float X2 shock
  • SRAM XX1 11-speed drivetrain with Hope crankset
  • Hope Tech 35w Hoops with Pro 4 hubs
  • Hope Carbon bars

Hope Tech - UK Carbon Production

There's a wealth of knowledge around carbon fibre in the UK, with the majority of the current F1 teams being based here as well as a thriving aerospace industry. This gives Hope access to some of the worlds most talented carbon fibre engineers. The challenge was taking their skill at producing batches of two components, and scaling it up to production quantites.

Since Hope's existing products are manufactured using the processes most companies only use to produce their first prototypes ie CNC machined rather than cast or precision forged, it's not been an unusual experience for Hope. Mould production has been one of the easiest processes since these are made on CNC machines and they already have a few of these.

Cutting and laying up the carbon sheet is quite a labour intensive process, but keeping production on site in Barnoldswick gives Hope total confidence in the quality of parts produced.

In the past there have been reservations internally about the safety of manufacturing in carbon fibre and although carbon fibre production is a relatively new process to Hope, with the correct controls & working practices in place, it can be made an extremely safe process. Also by manufacturing in their own factory in the UK, Hope abide to strict health and safety regulations, ensuring a safe working environment for their staff.

Read more about the revolutionary HB160 on our blog post!

Technical Information
Frame HB.160 Carbon
Shock Fox Factory Float X2 2 Position Lever
Fork Fox Factory 36 Float RC2 160mm boost
Headset Hope 1.5" - 1 - 1/8"
Stem Hope AM 35mm
Bars Hope Carbon 780mm
Grips Hope Lock On
Brakes Tech 3 E4 180mm 160mm Rear on Small
Shifters SRAM XX1 - 11 Speed
Rear Derailleur SRAM XX1 - 11 Speed
Cranks Hope fitted with 30t spiderless ring
Cassette Hope 10-44t - 11 Speed
Pedals Hope F20
Wheelset 27.5 35w Rims Pro4 HB/110 boost
Tyres Maxxis High Roller II 3C EXO 2.4 (Tubeless)
Saddle SDG Duster MTN Ti Alloy rails
Seatpost RockShox Reverb 125 Small, 150 Medium, 150 Large, 150 XL
Bottom Bracket Hope HB 30mm


Sizing Information
  Small Medium Large Xtra Large
Top Tube 570 590 615 647
Reach Seat Tube Length 397.5 416.2 438.6 496.3
Wheelbase 405 440 475 510
Head Tube Angle 65.5° 65.5° 65.5° 65.5°
Seat Tube Angle 74° 74° 74° 74°
Stack 601.5 606 615 619.7
Chainstay Length 435 435 435 435
BB Height 340 340 340 340
BB Drop -15 -15 -15 -15


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  • Hope HB160 27.5 Mountain Bike Review by First Look from,  On 24/08/2017 13:42:53


    "...We headed to the Serre Chevalier region of France where the HBs main engineer resides. Guillaume uses the epic alpine trails here as his local test bed, and what better place to get to grips with the bike.

    The HB160 gets on with most tasks well, the geometry isnt fully new-school, and of course, me being me, would say I would like a degree or two added to the seat tube and a couple knocked of the headtube, as well as a few more millimeters in the reach and chainstay. But thats not the point. The geometry plays well with all types of riding and is comfortable enough for long days, climbing and descending nearly anything put in front of it.

    Neutrality is key is key here as Hope themselves suggested was their goal. But after stating they wanted to stay on the conservative side of things, the HB160 is still more aggressive and capable than many bikes aimed at the same genre of riding.

    The standout feature for me was the rear suspension; the back of the bike has amazing tracking characteristics across rough cambered ground and corners. The progressive suspension allows the pilot to take commanding and aggressive approach. Driving the HB into corners and through compressions is superb, and picking up speed is natural as the chassis spurs onwards.

    We are looking forward to getting some more time on an HB160 on our regular test tracks, a bike that needs to be lined up against some potential rivals.

    Pinkbike's Take:

    The HB160 is more than a bike. Its for a collector, a connoisseur, an enthusiast that wants a piece of history. Its born from working mans heart, soul, art, and life work. More importantly than the ride, its a joy to possess, admire, and show to your friends, and eventually your grandchildren when its hanging on a wall, pride of place."

    No star rating given as this was a first ride - read the full article!

  • Hope HB160 27.5 Mountain Bike Review by First Ride from,  On 24/08/2017 13:51:40


    "...And that’s the longest intro I’ve ever written before getting to the ride impressions. But honestly, most of this bike’s story is backstory. How it rides is more simple. It rides precisely how it was intended to ride, which, in a word, is precise. It nails the narrow mark between long-travel trail bike and lightweight all-mountain. There’s a sturdy pedaling platform, made sturdier by the relatively steep seat angle. It’s got the potential to be the perfect backcountry endurance machine.

    I found one curious shortcoming though. I’ve been riding an Eagle drivetrain for well over a year now, and I’ve been spoiled by the range. We rode with Hope’s own 11-speed 11-48 cassette, but it’s just beyond what the stock SRAM non-Eagle derailleur can handle. Enough so that in the smaller cogs, there was a fair bit of chain slap. So Hope will be specing the HB.160s with their 11-44 cassette, whose range falls just short of that of SRAM’s original 10-42t 11-speed drivetrains. And the unique hub is not compatible with an XD driver. This was hard news for me to take. It was heavy baggage to carry while evaluating this incredible machine. But a drivetrain is just one aspect of any bike. There was a lot more to talk about, and a lot of fun to be had. That fun started at an alpine bike park in the south of France. I would find a way.

    The HB.160’s wheelbase isn’t as long as many other bikes in its travel range, which is by design. The soft, rooty, often wet trails of the UK require a lot of quick adjustments and last-minute decisions. Compared to even the most nimble of long-legged trail bikes like the Trek Remedy or the Rocky Mountain Altitude, the HB.160 was a remarkably more spry machine.

    Briançon’s Serre Chevalier bike park is relatively new. It has a healthy share of steep, rocky fall-lines as well as the requisite sweeping berms and slightly too-short tabletop jumps. I felt remarkably comfortable on those steeps, especially when being chased by journalists far faster than me. As is the case with any trail that gets a lot of traffic, there were multiple line choices, and I found myself picking a different one on each run. Though I’m partial to especially long bikes, the HB.160 was delightfully easy to stab off slow-speed drops or skid into pockets when taking an inside line around a turn.

    That geometry also made it quite a blast on the mid-sized jump lines. On one run, I inadvertently inspired a train of nose-bonk-to-manuals behind me on a the small, jibby hit at the bottom of the trail. It’s clear the bike really wants to have fun. And there’s no doubt it’s thanks in part to the unique rear wheel and rear triangle design. The increase in stiffness was subtle, but the more comfortable and more aggressive I got on the HB.160, the more impressed I was.

    It wasn’t until I loosened up enough to dive full-speed into Briançon’s alpine rock gardens that I got the HB.160 out of its comfort zone. The bike’s slack head angle and stout feel are no indicators of a limitless potential. Being used to bigger wheels, I had to adjust my bloodlust when straightlining at high speeds. But as its creators plainly state, this bike was not made to please everyone. Riding the HB.160 is an experience as unique as the bike itself. I could sense, when watching designer Guillaume Leon shredding his local terrain, that this bike turned out exactly as Hope wanted.

    No star rating given as this was a first ride - read the full article on!

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