The Hook series originated as a CX line. Last year, Bombtrack took the Hook EXT a step further and it proved successful with riders looking for bigger tires in a gravel bike package. As a brand-new model for 2018 the Hook EXT-C builds on the success of the original but in a full carbon fiber format. The bike was designed around a sophisticated chainstay to allow for larger tires and a shorter rear end for more agile handling. For carrying duties, the EXT-C includes bottle mounts under the downtube as well as a set of triple-mounts on each fork blade. Build highlights include a SRAM Rival 1 drivetrain, flat-mount Rival hydro brakes, and a slick set of Hunt Adventure Sport offset 27.5″ wheels (142x12mm/100x12mm).