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.
The SRAM Rival 1 is ideally suited to the Hook EXT, thanks to its simplified 1x design with clutch derailleur, wide range cassette and X-sync chainring providing smooth shifting in any conditions. The hydraulic brakes bring a superior stopping power to the EXT, which is reassuring on steeper technical descents. The versatile build is designed to offer as much all-round use as possible, so if your journey is mainly on-road, swap out the wheels for a set of 700c’s, with anything up to 45c tire.
Frame: COLUMBUS Cromor double butted tubing, TA dropout, repl. hanger, rack & fender mounts
Fork: BT BIKES CX-Plus carbon / alloy TA disc fork, 1.1/8-1.1/2 tapered steerer tube
Bars: BT BIKES CX-10 6061-T6 butted alloy, 10° flaired drop bar
Grips: BT BIKES PRO shock-proof bar tape
Stem: BT BIKES Origin forged alloy stem, -7°
Headset: FSA Orbit ITA sealed a-headset, tapered 1.1/8-1.1/2
Levers: SRAM Rival 1 Hydraulic
Shifter: SRAM Rival 1 1x11 (integ. With lever)
Brakes: SRAM Rival flat mount hydraulic with 160mm F / 140mm R rotors
Crankset: SRAM Rival 1
BB: FSA 386EVO
Pedals: not included
Chain: KMC X11-1
Chainring: SRAM X-SYNC alloy, 44t
Cassette: SRAM 11spd cassette, 11-36
Derailleur: SRAM Rival 1
Front Hub: BT BIKES Origin sealed, CL disc hub, 15x100mm Thru-axle
Rear Hub: BT BIKES Origin sealed, cassette CL disc hub, 12x142mm Thru-axle
Front Rim: WTB STS double wall sleeved, TLC, i19, 32h
Rear Rim: WTB STS double wall sleeved, TLC, i19, 32h
Saddle: SELLE SAN MARCO Squadra-Startup saddle
Seat Post: BT BIKES '612' alloy seatpost
Seat Clamp: BT BIKES Origin forged alloy seatclamp
Tires: WTB Nano 27.5 x 2.1
Weight: 11.1kg (size M)
|SKU||Size / Colour||Barcode|
Be The First To Review This Product!
Help other Link Sports Pty Ltd users shop smarter by writing reviews for products you have purchased.