Find out what's new on the updated Bombtrack Hook EXT C gravel bike

Details on the new Bombtrack Hook EXT C
Bombtrack has built a reputation for making versatile and well-thought-out bikes (Image credit: Bombtrack)

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...

Fork details on the Bombtrack Hook EXT C

The full carbon MGV fork has plenty tire clearance (Image credit: Bombtrack)

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.  

Details on the Bombtrack Hook EXT C

SRAM provides their Rival 1x groupset for the Hook (Image credit: Bombtrack)

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.

Details on the Seido Tackle handlebar

Seido the brands in-house component brand provides the finishing kit including the Tackle handlebar (Image credit: Bombtrack)

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
Paul Brett
Staff writer

Based in Edinburgh, Paul Brett is a staff writer for BikePerfect.com. He has been an avid cyclist for as long as he can remember, initially catching the mountain biking bug in the 1990s, and raced mountain bikes for over a decade before injury cut short a glittering career. He’s since developed an obsession for gravel riding and recently has dabbled in the dark art of cyclocross. A fan of the idea of bikepacking he has occasionally got involved and has ridden routes like the North Coast 500, Scotland and the Via Francigena (Pilgrim Route), Italy.


Current rides: Marin Alpine Trail 2, Ribble 725, Cube Stereo 160

Height: 175cm