The all-new Tech 4 is more than just a change of colour and logos. It draws on 25+ years of experience designing and manufacturing hydraulic brake systems, to create a brake that not only has increased power but also delivers that power consistently from the moment the lever is pulled.
Designed with the rider in mind, the Tech 4 has an increased hydraulic and mechanical ratio. The result of this produces a linear relationship between brake pressure and lever force making it easy and intuitive to control the power. The increased mechanical ratio has also been fine-tuned using real riding data and extensive dyno testing making it the most efficient at lever forces typically used during riding.
The internal sealing is all new for reduced friction, and the pivot spins on roller bearings, allowing the spring rate to be reduced. This lower spring rate gives a lighter lever action, reducing rider fatigue, whilst keeping our legendary feel and modulation.
Combined, all the changes result in the best balance of feel and power. Power that is useable throughout the full range of reach and bite point adjustment, whilst still producing a 30% pressure increase over the Tech 3 for a given force.
The Tech 4 uses a hinged clamp to reduce weight, and the reservoir area has been increased to lower the overall stack height. Shifter integration has been improved and now offers 30° of angle adjustment as well as neater packaging and compatibility with the latest shifters. Lateral adjustment on both sides of the master cylinder is also possible to give a wide range of lever position options whilst retaining the tool free bite point and reach adjustments from the Tech 3.
The Tech 4 is compatible with X2, E4, V4 and Trial Zone calipers. Both 4 pistons calipers have been updated and utilises hybrid style stainless steel pistons with a phenolic insert. This allows for smoother movement and less maintenance, while still being able to manage high temperatures without heat transfer during extreme use.
All Tech 4 brakes are supplied with new racing compound pads. They are designed to offer impressive performance straight out of the box with little bedding in required, they are also more resistant to fade than standard organic pads. For more information on all our pad compound options see the new pad guide
- Increased power versus Tech 3
- Lever shape updated to provide a more ergonomic shape orientated to provide the best mechanical advantage during braking.
- Hinged clamp reducing weight and ergonomics
- Shifter integration improved for more adjustability
- Tool free bite point and reach adjustments
- Hybrid piston design
- Rigid CNC’d one piece caliper
- Compatible with a wider range of current shifter options
- Complete brake available in Black & Silver with the option of Blue, Red, Purple or orange highlights
- Postmount options available
- Choose either standard or braided hose (braided hose is an extra cost)
Options All brakes in left or right configuration are supplied with rear hoses (1.6m) fitted as standard so reducing the stocking options required.
Availability and pricing
Prices (RRP)Tech 4, E4 – Braided hose – RRP £205.00 // €255.00 // $260.00 (ex tax) Tech 4, E4 – Black hose – RRP £195.00// €245.00 // $245.00 (ex tax) Tech 4, V4 – Braided hose – RRP £220.00// €275.00 // $280.00 (ex tax) Tech 4, V4 – Black hose – RRP £210.00 // €265.00 // $265.00 (ex tax) Tech 4, X2 – Black hose – RRP £175.00 // €220.00 // $220.00 (ex tax) Tech 4, X2 – Braided hose – RRP £185.00 // €230.00 // $235.00 (ex tax) Tech 4, X2 Flatmount – Black hose – RRP £175.00 // €220.00 // $220.00 (ex tax) Tech 4, X2 Flatmount – Braided hose – RRP £185.00 // €230.00 // $235.00 (ex tax) Tech 4, Trial Zone – Black hose – RRP £190.00 // €235.00 // $240.00 (ex tax)
Available from Hope Dealers from 1st March 2022