Where the magic happens
After leaving the lobby, we were taken to one of the workshops where the fist HB160 carbon MTB’s were on display. Moving on, through doors with crankarms as handles, we had a look at their office where everything from Marketing to Accounting is located.
They showed us where their lights are produced and where the employees take a nice break during the day. After, we were brought into the most exciting part of the tour. The room filled with all of the CNC machines and laser engravers that have made Hope famous. It was great to see the raw metal next to every machine, knowing that each piece is turned into one of Hope’s precise components. It was easy to tell that everyone working here truly loved their job.
When we were done drooling over the machining, we were allowed a quick look into Hope’s carbon production where handlebars and frame are developed and put to the test. Afterwards, we hit up the anodizing section of the factory. Here, is where all of Hope’s signature colours come alive.