The HOPE Tech 4 brake lever builds on many years of experience in the design and manufacture of hydraulic brake systems. The HOPE Tech 4 brake lever delivers more force when compared to the previous Tech 3 lever (up to 30%). The HOPE Tech 4 lever uses an all new internal seal to reduce friction and the pivot pivots on roller bearings, allowing for reduced spring stiffness. The lower spring stiffness in turn provides a lighter lever action, reducing rider hand fatigue and maintaining the legendary feel and power modulation when braking. The lever shape has been updated to provide a more ergonomically oriented shape to provide the best mechanical advantage when braking. Improved integration with shifter mounts with a greater range of angle and horizontal adjustment.