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.
Thanks to the wonders of social media, we’ve loved the ability to see how our Arise bikes get transformed by their owners to fit their daily needs, from commuting, doing a school run or even as a weekend CX toy.
The Hook AL takes our established Hook bikes and gives it a more race-oriented flavor. The geometry has been tweaked and components selected to back up this purpose, from the Clement MXP tires to the Apex 1×11 driver train.
Hook3 is 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 8.2kg weight.