Due to the Covid-19 situation, Hope Technology had taken the decision to pause production on all components, meaning they weren't available. Here is the official statement from Hope at the initial time of the closure:
"We are living in strange times which are affecting every part of our lives and requires changes for us all.
At Hope, we have now taken the difficult decision to temporarily suspend our production in an effort to keep our staff and wider community safe during the COVID-19 epidemic.
The whole manufacturing and despatch departments are closed from Friday 27th March, initially for three weeks.
Our customer service staff are all continuing to work remotely and can be contacted via the usual phone numbers and email addresses.
We want to thank you for your understanding and look forward to riding with you all when we're back up and running."
Hope recently restarted production with reduced staff stating that they were beginning to produce components again, but there would be a delay on wheels. Unfortunately the delay looks to have extended to other components too due to an increased demand, and so Westbrook have taken the decision to remove Hope components from sale again temporarily to avoid disappointing customers.
We will continue to monitor the situation and as soon as we can be sure that the demand can be met, we will place all Hope items back on the website.
Apologies for any inconvenience.