New Breed's New Bows for 2011

April 13, 2011

Genetix has evolved. The 345 fps barnburner that put New Breed Archery on the map is now a split-limb, as opposed to the original solid-limb, model. What’s more important, it also boasts New Breed’s new Bionix 2 Cam System, a two-track design with the smooth, solid-wall feel of the original cams, but which greatly reduces torque and which, unlike other two-track designs, incorporates a modular design for adjustable draw lengths over a range of 24.5 to 30 inches in half-inch increments. Other specs are similar to the original: a moderate 33 1/2-inch axle-to-axle length, a full 7-inch brace height, and a grin-inducing weight of well under 4 pounds. The new Genetix also comes with a Bow Rattler String Suppressor and VaporTrail VTX Strings and Cables. One thing that didn’t change (and we’re glad it didn’t): Barnsdale limbs. Did we mention that this bow shoots 345 fps, has an uncommonly smooth draw cycle for a speed bow, and holds easily at full draw without the inclination to “grab” that is so common among bows this fast? Available finishes include Next Vista Camo and a Black Samurai edition. Suggested retail: $750.