Bombtrack has given its versatile and popular Hook EXT C gravel bike a total revamp for 2024. The German brand says that it's all-new T800 carbon-framed beauty looks fast just standing still, and you’ll be riding ‘full-gas with a smile on your face', whether it's gravel racing or riding on the best bikepacking adventures.
Bombtrack started in Cologne, with single-speed and fixed-gear bikes and quickly established an almost cult following. Their mountain and gravel bikes have also become firm favorites thanks to their well-thought-out details, modern materials and design. The Hook range also includes material choices including steel and titanium, but it's the Hook EXT carbon that's new, and here's how it measures up against the best gravel bikes...
All new carbon frame
The 2024 Hook gets a new T800 carbon frame with a T47 BB shell and flat mount caliper mounts. It now has a UDH (Universal Derailleur Hanger) too. The Hook comes with optional internal cable routing and the brand's signature collection of mounting points, for the best bike-packing luggage options. The full carbon MGV fork comes from Seido which is Bombtrack's componentry sister company. The MGV fork comes with a large tire clearance, up to 57c on a 650b wheelset and 57c on a 700c wheel (45c with a fender). There is also internal cable routing and plenty of mounts on each fork leg.
The Bombtrack Hook's geometry is a 404mm Reach on a large frame, with a 70.5-degree Head Angle and a 74-degree Seat Tube Angle. The Chainstay Length varies from 425mm up to 434mm from small to large frame sizes.
Componentry comes from SRAM and their Rival 1x groupset for drive and braking, with a 10-42t cassette and a 38t chainring that's paired with the Bombtrack's own Lyer alloy crank. The cockpit also comes from Seido with the Tackle handlebar that has a 16-degree flare. The wheelset is from Hunt and their excellent Hunt 4Season Gravel wheels 40mm WTB Venture tires.
Availability and specification
The Hook EXT C comes in two colorways Metallic Black and Light Blue and is available from Bombtrack and selected dealers. Pricing is still to be confirmed and more information can be found at Bombtrack.com with the build specification below.
Bombtrack Hook EXT C spec
- Frame: Toray T800 carbon
- Fork: Seido MGV carbon
- Rear Derailleur: SRAM Rival 11spd
- Shifters: SRAM Rival
- Bar: Seido Tackle
- Crankset: Bombtrack Lyer Alloy 32t
- Seatpost: Seiko Yew Alloy
- Saddle: Bombtrack Dart
- Brakes: SRAM Rival, 160mm F/B
- Wheels: Hunt 4 Season
- Tires: WTB Venture 700x40c
- Color: Metallic Black or Light Blue
- Sizes: S, M, L, XL
- Price: TBC