Color: Matt Black
Introduced last year, the Hook 3 caught our closest followers a little off-guard. As much as we love our steel bikes, there does come a time when you just wish you could be on something a little lighter, and that’s where the Hook 3 steps in. Constructed from T700 high-modulus carbon fiber in a selective layering technique, the frame and fork can have strength and stiffness increased in areas where it’s needed whilst maintaining an optimum weight. The Hook 3 is a CX race machine, and despite its more understated looks, it packs a heft punch thanks to its race ready build. The drivetrain is the smooth and reliable SRAM Force 1×11, with its clutch derailleur and wide/narrow chainring working together to eliminate dropped chains. In order to power through the sand pits with confidence the Clement MXP folding tires are wrapped around the tubeless ready DT-Swiss R23 wheels. The Force hydraulic brakes are internally routed to help reduce mud build up, and still provide the best stopping power in CX, letting you brake later in every corner. For 2017 the Hook 3 is finished off with our very own Pro vacuum bonded saddle and Deda Zero 1 finishing kit.