The Hook 3 is built from the ground up to be fast and light. The full carbon fiber frame and fork is manufactured with a layup technique that allows more strength and stiffness to be created in certain areas. The full internal cable routing not only makes for a cleaner look, it actually helps to avoid mud build up which often occurs around the exposed cables and guides. The front and rear DT Swiss thru-axles add to the rigidity of the frame as well as providing a stronger wheel set up. Sliding over the axles are the DT Swiss R23 hubs, which use a spline flange system with straight pull spokes and a specific lacing for maximum stiffness. These are connected to the wide, tubeless compatible rims with cold forged and butted spokes for the stronger wheel build.
The Sram Force 1 group set on the Hook 3 was specifically developed for Cyclocross, with a clutch action derailleur and wide/narrow chainings working together to maintain an even chain tension, avoiding the risk of a dropped chain. The Force 1 hydraulic brakes provide supreme braking power and modulation allowing for more confidence when braking hard for corners and in fast descents.