Another small part t6o have a redesign this year. The collar on the seat clamp is now a universal style - meaning either bolted or QR can be achieved on the same collar (the QR does not come with a bolt, and vice versa) a new size has also been added - 30.0mm.
Hope Seat Clamp & QR Features:
Full range of six colours - Silver, Gunsmoke, Blue, Red, Black and Gold.
CNC machined in Barnoldswick
Clamp Size - 28.6n 30.0, 31.8, 34.9, 36.4 and 38.5mm
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Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Obviously this is just a seatclamp, and a rather expensive one at that. it works well and looks the best. There's a story behind getting this which will hopefully tell you a lot about CRC customer service;
Emailed tech on thursday to ask if someone could have a look for a hope seatclamp in a particular colour. 6:30 that evening (yes, people work past 5... this surprised me as well), I recieve an email with a picture attachment showing just the bits I want, and letting me know that he would see to it personally I got the one he had recieved. I placed the order, and the perfect clamp I wanted arrived through the letterbox the next day. Incomprehensibly good customer services, and quite honestly it works, as I'll come to CRC first next time instead of trying to save a few pounds.
So yes, they might have both blues, but I recieved the dark blue (i.e. NOT in the picture)
17 February 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous I bought this seat clamp to put on my new frame just before realising that the old seat clamp was 35. (I bought 34.9 obviously) I became worried as to whether it would be too small but luckily it fitted with a bit of force to push it on!Holds my seat etc in place during rides well, never any problems! Typical Hope quality, Will buy another one whenever I need one!
13 February 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous 10/10
15 December 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous tried 3 specialized q/r clamps on my stumpjumper, 1 broke, the other 2 toget them tight enough to stop the seat stem turning you had to do them up so tight them bent their bolts and neededa lot of pressure to open and close.
the hope , as said perfect holds the post solid with only light tension on the adjusting bolt and opens and closes v easily. great looking piece of kit too.
18 November 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anonymous I've had this on my XC bike for 18 months (70 miles a week). I use a dropper seat post so this doesn't get moved very often but I managed to snap it this morning just where the cam seat meets the collar.
02 November 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous All the traits you look for in a future wife. I bought this for my Trek Fuel EX5 in blue. CRC stocks the blue color in 36.4 mm, a difficult size and color combination to get here in the states. A truly well-crafted piece. I get compliments on the clamp all the time on the trail. I use this to hold up my Thomson Masterpiece seat post. It also worked great on the stock seat post. I developed a bit of saddle creek with the stock seat post clamp. This Hope seat clamp corrected that issue almost instantly. Just make sure to apply a drop of lubrication where the brass ring and the clamp arm meet before you install it and maybe once a month and you'll have years of worry- free, effortless clamping. Tool-less install is a definite plus. Fantastic product! Fast shipping from CRC and a rock bottom price!
17 October 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Just brought this clamp after buying the Hope wheel skewers, and have to say, the quality is absolutely awesome, it clamps up nice and light (after oiling brass) but holds the seat firmly in place. Going to Cannock tomorrow morning to give it a good test.
Looks mental in blue, fast delivery again CRC, thank you
22 July 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous I bought this clamp due to the fact I have Hopes previous model on my MTB; It's been going years (with regular opening / closing- lightly clamped, not Mongo'd!) without any defects / post slippage incidents (seatpost greased) and the overall anodised finish remains great. As with all Hope products I own , this clamps quality really is amazing. The construction's similar to the previous model, so I can't see any forthcoming problems with it.
15 July 2011