Rated The Best Compound Bow of 2023: The ERA, Elite’s First Carbon Bow, Takes Shootability to Another Level


Bringing its first carbon bow to the market in 2023, Elite Archery has quickly provided a fan favorite in its revolutionary designed Era. Rated the Best Compound Bow of 2023 by Outdoor Life, the Era capitalizes on everything you love about our aluminum bows while elevating your experience with everything and more you would want in a carbon bow.  

“The Era looks like an Elite and it shoots like an Elite. And in my opinion, it sets a new standard for how carbon compounds should feel in the hand.” - Outdoor Life

Combining state of the art manufacturing with high modulus, hand-laid carbon fiber with the tightest of tolerances, the Elite Era establishes a shooting foundation that has precision control, unparalleled forgiveness and customizable comfort – all while being incredibly strong, yet light. Weighing in at just below 4 pounds, you are in control and not limited by the weight of the riser. At the same time, the new cam system doesn’t bend and 31.25” axle to axle feels longer at full draw, bringing you a more forgiving bow overall.  In addition to being lightweight and more forgiving, the ERA is the only carbon on the market that offers S.E.T. Technology, the easiest tuning method on the market – making it easy to tune and stay accurate. 

“We wanted it to have the appeal of a highly machined aluminum riser and the performance of a carbon bow...Having only worked with aluminum in the past there was a learning curve to figuring out carbon. But after making and testing multiple prototypes, the Era was born. And it delivers on Elite’s promise of “shootability” in its bows.” - Josh Sidebottom, Chief Operating Office at Elite, in Outdoor Life.

After spending years perfecting the first carbon bow design, not only is it rewarding to see the bow perform the way it is...it’s rather exciting to witness innovation exceed itself and set the bar even higher for the future. Check out our Dealer Locator to visit your local Elite Retailer today and experience firsthand The Next Era of Carbon Bows!