Bombtrack Hook EXT Description
The Hook EXT has proved to be a huge success with riders looking for bigger tyres in a gravel bike package. Proven SRAM Rival-1 drivetrain and anything cage ready. Gravel riding just got lighter!!
It’s Columbus steel, which gives it a lively, forgiving feel, while bolt through front and rear axles make it stiff where it needs to be.
Don’t be fooled though, steel doesn’t mean heavy, carbon Fork and steerer help keep the weight to a minimum. The frame has rack mounts and cage mounts everywhere, the fork has anything cage mounts, a first for carbon, we think.
Set this bike up for a full blown mixed terrain tour, or use it as a gravel mileage muncher, either way you’ll be loving the added stability and comfort of the 650b wheels and 2.1 tyres.
So what does the EXT stand for? Well the truth is we can’t even remember any more, extreme, extended, extraordinary…take your pick. The important thing, is what the Hook EXT is. Built on a 27.5” rim and using a wider tire produces a wheel with the same outer diameter as a typical 700x28c. This means it’s possible to run bigger knobby mountain bike tires, with all the grip they offer, yet retain the geometry of a CX/gravel bike, something gravel racers have long dreamed of. This is made possible thanks to a specially designed frame that utilizes a wider bottom bracket and yoke to maintain a wide yet short rear end. The Columbus Cromor double-butted tubing has the perfect blend of being lightweight yet durable, perfect for gravel riding. The fork was then developed specifically for this bike, with a super wide crown offering massive tire clearance and a stiffer tapered steerer tube for more accurate handling.
FRAME: COLUMBUS “Cromor” double butted tubing,TA dropout, repl. hanger, rack & fender mounts
All sizes available for 2018 preorder – estimated drop, 1st week in Feb