Bombtrack Hook

77/100
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20, 18, 11
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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on Bombtrack Hook. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

7 reasons to buy

  • Versatility is one of the biggest draws of this bike. Pointed at offroad riding at high speeds, the Hook 1.0 pleased reviewers equally in urban and commuting settings.
  • Numerous bosses (allowing for three bottle cages) and mounts for racks on the front and rear, provide for the possibility of carrying large loads (and the prospect of long-distance riding).
  • The steel frame was seen to be comfortable, durable, stiff and strong
  • With a polished finish, the Hook’s appearance was described as appealing and stylish.
  • This bike can accommodate wide and / or tubeless tires. Alternatively, narrow road tires would lower the weight and allow for a better urban ride. This adaptability is a big plus to riders.
  • The 2x10 groupset is a low-cost option that allows for riding with more weight.
  • Some people described the mechanical disc brakes as effective

5 reasons not to buy

  • Cables are partially exposed on the rear of the bike, worrying some riders who saw trouble coming in muddy or filthy conditions.
  • The Hook was frequently described as being a bit pricey. Some riders and experts thought that better value could be found elsewhere, while others saw this bike as a higher quality option for gravel riding.
  • The tires provided with the bike struck some reviewers as being slippery when wet. Many riders mentioned replacing them with 700 x 45c tires.
  • It isn’t the lightest gravel / cyclocross option, coming in over 11kg. To some, this meant potential for strength under weight. For others, it’s a drawback.
  • While the mechanical disc-brakes were seen as ample by a few riders, more people mentioned how the bike would have performed better with hydraulics.

Bottom line

The overwhelming impression, from rider and expert reviews, is that the Bombtrack Hook is fun and exciting to ride. It’s an example of a fairly recent style of bike, seeking to be an all-rounder that performs equally well in the city and in the rough. This versatility is the main benefit of the bike; wide or narrow tires, panniers or not, up to three water bottles… On the downside, it isn’t the lightest example of its kind and the braking wasn’t seen as the best. Given these weaknesses, some customers and experts suggested it could have done with a slightly lower price tag.

Expert Reviews

68/100 based on 4 expert reviews
80
Road.cc

Bombtrack Hook EXT 2017

Level 4 expert

This is a great bike with all-round potential and the lifelong assurance of a steel frame

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70
Road.cc

Bombtrack Hook EXT-C review

Level 4 expert

A cracking bike to ride and hugely good fun, it would suit anyone with ambitions from just chasing their tail in the local woods to embarking on a multi-day bikepacking trip.

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60
BikeRadar

Bombtrack Hook – in brief review

Level 5 expert

A tough frame with a comfortable ride, but we feel you should get more for the money.

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50
RADtouren

Test for Bombtrack Hook 1 (2017 Model)

Level 1 expert

Plus: large carrying capacity, suitable for road riding. Cons: A bit heavier and a bit more expensive.

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Road.cc

Bombtrack Hook EXT C – Chunky Tyre Adventure Bike Goes on a Carbon Diet

Level 4 expert
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Rankings

Compared to other bikes
#21   Best Bikepacking
Bottom 20%
#46   Best Commuter - City
Bottom 40%
#27   Best Gravel - Adventure
Bottom 30%
#39   Best Road
Bottom 30%
#2   Best Bombtrack Bike
Top 50%
#89   Best of All Bikes
Bottom 30%

Comparison

In comparison to averages of categories
Bombtrack Hook
77
Average All Bikes
81
Average Bombtrack Bike
78
Average Commuter - City Bike
79