Hope V-Twin hydraulic disc brake converter review

The Hope V-Twin converts cable operated brake levers to run hydraulic calipers. We've tested how it performs.

Hope V-Twin hydraulic disc brake converter
Cycling Weekly Verdict

A useful way to upgrade your braking without going fully hydraulic, but the weight penalty and lower performance than full hydraulic options counts against it.

Reasons to buy
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    Improves braking over cable brakes

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    Can use secondary bar-top levers

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Reasons to avoid
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    Relatively heavy

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    Braking not as good as a fully hydraulic system

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    A bit fiddly to set up

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Paul Oldham may not have had to do much braking when he won the 2015 Three Peaks Challenge cyclocross race, but when he did he used cable operated STI brake levers with bar top secondary levers and the Hope V-Twin hydraulic disc brake convertor to convert the cables to operate his hydraulic brakes.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.