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Hope HB.T track bike goes on sale today, starting from £15,550 + VAT

Hope is now taking orders for radical Olympic track bike

The radical new Hope HB.T track bike that the British Cycling team will race in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is now available to order, with prices starting at £15,550 + VAT.

Hope Technology is offering a choice of framesets tailored towards different track disciplines. They are as follows:

  • Standard Frameset (Frame, seatpost, Fork, Stem) | £15,550 + VAT
  • Pursuit Frameset (Frame, Seatpost, Fork, Integrated Stem and Handlebar) | £17,100 + VAT
  • Upright (Omnium) Frameset (Frame, Seatpost, Fork, Integrated Stem and Handlebar) | £18,200 + VAT
  • Sprint Frameset (Frame, Seatpost, Fork, Integrated Stem and Handlebar) | £19,600 + VAT

It’ll also be selling disc wheels, for which it has developed a new manufacturing process, as well as a trispoke. A rear disc costs £2,450 + VAT, front disc is £2,100 + VAT and the trispoke we’ve never heard about before until now, costs  £2,250 + VAT.

- How the new Hope/Lotus British Cycling Olympic track bike was designed and made

Each frameset is handmade and built to order so this means the availability will be very limited. Hope will require a £5,000 deposit and once your frame specification has been requested, a delivery date will be proposed.

You can send your orders to order [at] hopetech.com 

I wonder how many nations and athletes will be putting an order in?

David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.

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