A year with the Bombtrack Hook

With a goal of buying a commuter that I could take out on the odd gravel ride and a “rainy day” road ride I set out some criteria. I wanted disk brakes, clearance for 40mm tyres and a steel frame. My final choice was the Bombtrack Hook 2 which was a 2017 runout.

A few weeks after buying it I was invited to join a newbie friendly mountain bike ride so I decided why not bring the Bombtrack. I loved it so much I got a mountain bike 😁.


So in my first year or so of ownership my Bombtrack has done everything from my all weather 6km commute to SeVen to an overnight trip Bikepacking to Bunbury so far I’ve covered 4074km on this bike and I am loving it.


Although the Bombtrack is already a great bike I’ve added a couple of upgrades and accessories to make it better. I will go into more details on my experience with the accessories and upgrades but the list so far is:

11-36 SRAM Cassette
38T SRAM Force 1 Chainring
Specialized Pathfinder Pro 38mm Tyres
Brooks C15 Cambium Saddle
Look X-Track race carbon pedals

So far I really love the Bombtrack, and it has really got me into gravel riding. In late July I will be doing my second gravel race.


SeVen is a new gravel race being held in the South West of Western Australia in it’s second year. The name comes from the seven different sectors with a total distance of 125km and 3400 meters of elevation gain, scary! so I gave myself a stretch goal and joined the event with my only real goal was finishing.

So here’s the elevation gain profile:

Seven elevation profile

It was hard work but I made it… 9 hours 51 minutes into the 10 hour time limit I crossed the line and officially finished Seven. Bring on next year

Kinky Climb Riding at Seven 

The beginning

Well it finally happened, I went out and bought myself a bike and committed myself to riding it a few months back and now I’m at the point of wanting to take it a bit more seriously.

Over the last few months I’ve gone from my first 3km ride to pushing myself to do a personal best so far of 85km in a day, although realistically I’m currently doing somewhere between 80-100km most weeks.

Welcome to my journey