Relative newcomer New Breed Archery got off to a great start two years ago with the very successful Genetix. For 2012 New Breed introduces its fourth and newest bow, the Eclipse. The Eclipse is intended to appeal to hunters and target shooters alike, and the design reflects that intent. With a very respectable top speed of 335 fps, the Eclipse offers the forgiveness of a moderate-to-long 35-inch axle-to-axle length and a full 7-inch brace height. New Breed’s newly designed Bionix 2.0 modular cam system creates a draw cycle that is smoother than average, and the Eclipse is easy-tuning and well-balanced. Also new is the split-limb parallel limb design. Mass weight is a moderate 4 pounds even. Draw lengths range from 25.5 to 31 inches, and available draw weights are 50, 60, 65, and 70 pounds, with custom weights available on request. Available finishes are Predator 3D camo and Samurai Edition, which is New Breed’s own tactical black finish. Suggested retail price for this bow is $780.
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Also new from New Breed for 2012 is the Lycan. It started out as an attempt to tweak New Breed’s successful Nemesis and soon became an entirely new bow. Featuring New Breed’s Bionix 2.0 modular two-track cam system, the Lycan reaches speeds of 327 fps with a friendly 63⁄4-inch brace height. Axle-to-axle it’s a compact 311⁄4 inches with a T6061 machined riser and a new split-parallel limb design and custom-made strings and cables. Bowjax grips and Bow Rattler adjustable string suppressors keep noise and vibration to a minimum. At 3.7 pounds. it’s reasonably light. Draw lengths run from 241⁄2 to 30 inches, and draw weights are 50, 60, 65, and 70 pounds. Touted as smooth, fast, easy to tune, and accurate, the Lycan is available in Predator 3D camo and New Breed’s tactical black Samurai finish. Retail price for this bow is $769.