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Maxxis Hookworm 26x2.5 Tire
Maxxis Hookworm 26x2.5" Tire

Maxxis Hookworm 26x2.5" Tire

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Urban assault! 26 x 2.5 Inch (61-559 ISO). Bead-to-bead slick tread with wavy water channels. Large air volume for comfort under abuse. Lightweight single ply casing. 60a durometer rubber for long life. Wire Bead. 1250 grams. 65 PSI Max.

Weight: 1250 grams

Weight: 1250 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 61-559 

Max Pressure: 65 psi

Applications: Training/Recreational, Pavement/Dirt Roads 

Made in: Taiwan 

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Reviewed 2/2/2018
by Anonymous
Daily Commuter
Colorado
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
I use these for commuting - super solid!

Commute on these and you'll be flat free for quite some time - solid construction and full wrap of tread makes these great for urban shredding too!

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Reviewed 10/30/2017
by Anonymous
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Happy with everything

I should have ordered larger tubes to go with these tires, I can't find any locally, but so far the skinny tubes are working fine, but that was my fault !

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Reviewed 10/30/2017
by Doug
montgomery Tx
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very happy with product

I should have ordered larger tubes to go with these tires, I can't find any locally, but so far the skinny tubes are working fine, but that was my fault !

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Reviewed 1/3/2014
by ''Vidsu
Cycling Enthusiast
Norco, CA
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7 of 9 customers found this review helpful.
Nice riding tire good for training rides on bike paths or city streets.

Overall a very good tire if you are looking to replace your knobbies with a durable, smooth rolling tire. I put a pair of Hookworms on my old GT Timberline mountain bike so I could ride the many miles of concrete bike paths in my area. The Hookworms perform well for this purpose. Granted they are heavy, so don't expect the snappy feel of a high pressure, skinny tire, but for logging miles and burning calories they are great. Be sure to run a 2.50 wide tube.

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Reviewed 6/22/2013
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Wide, rigid, excellent grip tyres.

Good amount of rubber on these making them more rigid than kevlar which is a bonus if your riding surface is less than perfect. They are fat, so portly they had to be deflated to squeeze them past the break pads so probably a better fit for a disk break setup. They are a bit on the heavy side and with all that rubber on the road it takes a lot more to get going but once your up to speed the ride is beach cruiser smooth.

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Reviewed 6/16/2013
by Jt
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Chicago burbs
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7 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
Great urban commuter tire.

I put these on an old mountain bike that I use with fenders for bad weather days. I use between 26 to 30 psi on them and they ride great. No flats after 250 miles of broken glass and trash strewn sidewalks. They are a little bit slower that my 700x35 tires on my hybrid bike but much more comfortable. Loose sand shoulders are no problem. Gravel no problem either. They have very good traction on grass and dirt. I was using Bontrager Hank tires but they slide all over and ride hard, even when running lower pressures. The Hookworms also ride very quiet. My commute is an hour and one half each way and I just might not switch back to my hybrid bike once the rains stop.

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Reviewed 3/21/2013
by Jack
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Chicago ''burbs
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5 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Big, Fat and Fun

I put these on a rigid mountain bike frame to smooth out the ride. They have good traction but are a little bouncy with lower inflation pressures. I ended up adding a Rock Shox fork because they didn't improve the ride compared to my origional tires over bumps as much as I expected. They ride good over all surfaces other than sand and ice. I have not experianced any flats yet with the Hook Worms although on my long commutes I use another bike equipped with Schwalbe Marathon Plus tour 700C tires. I think using the proper inner tube is critical for these and other large volume tires. (and put alot of baby powder inside the tire to keep the tube from sticking to the tire causing tears.)

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Reviewed 1/30/2013
by Shaun
Cycling Enthusiast
Ohio
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Hooks up, not wormy

Great all around urban grip. Can run a low pressure for decent dirt traction or trials. Grips well at higher pressures for hard hits and landings. Very durable tire. Real predictable traction in all conditions. Has a good ride quality and great shock absorbing quality. Big tire so make sure you got room in frame and fork. Running it on an urban assault bike.

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Reviewed 1/4/2013
by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
Havre, MT
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Big, Fat, and Sticky

I have a Surly Instigator that I built nine years ago. Just gave it an over all upgrade. Took off the old Dirt Jumper shock fork, knoby tires, and replaced it with a rigid instigator fork and threw on a pair of Hookworms. The bike feels very different. I feel like I'm in junior high on my old SE Assassin, looking for every curb obsticle to jump, riding wheelies and doing 180s. A great tire for tearing up the streets. Go rigid and through a pair of these tires on and you'll feel like a BMX bandit again!

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Reviewed 11/22/2012
by TXCOMT
Cycling Enthusiast
Where the West Begins, TX
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Sheer Greatness

Love these things, although they're a tight fit on my '11 OM Flyer, the 'Worms just plain make it look tough. Since I'm an old guy who never had a BMX bike in his youth, I don't really do a lot of tricks on 'em. Simply put, I just cruise and these are perfect for such activity. Like others have mentioned, they are heavy tires, but what's a few ounces? Once you get these suckers rolling, they'll keep on doing it (hangin' with Mr. Newton) and the tread pattern is great for almost anything. Buy and pair and try 'em yourself.

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Reviewed 10/9/2012
by Puncture Shy
Casual Cyclist
Central California
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5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Heavy, yet they have a delicate sidewall and poor puncture resistance

The 26x2.5 is heavy, but the carcass is so thin!! Especially as you transition from the contact area to the sidewall. Maxxis would do well to add a thin kevlar layer for protection. The construction seems extremely light duty, except the very center of the thread area. Even with liners I would never ride these in a remote, risky or dark (hard & unsafe to repair) area.

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Reviewed 10/1/2012
by joell
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Portland
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5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Good street cruisercommuter tire. Repeat buyer. Comfort vs puncture resistance.

I use these on my commuter bike and like the look and comfort. The large diameter (2.5) gives a smooth ride and absorbs rough roads. More forgiving than performance road tires for junk on the side of the road. The down side is puncture resistance. As they get worn you get more flats, similar to road race tires. Better road comfort than thick skinned commuter tires. Can't beat the fat tire look.

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Reviewed 8/7/2012
by Driftmachine
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South Florida
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4 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
Look and ride great, but gets flats easy

When I first got these tires they were awesome. Then they became flat magnets. They get flats very easy. They have an awesome ride. They look nice. They corner nice. They ride off road really well. But for urban riding they are disappointing due to how easy they get flats. As cool as they look I wont be buying these again. A bike is useless if it is flat all the time.

I wrote the manufacture suggesting they make a flat resistant model with a Kevlar lining or something, but no response.

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Reviewed 7/12/2012
by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
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3 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
SATISFIED!

NICE TIRE.HUGS THE PAVEMENT GOOD.NICE PRICE

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Reviewed 5/24/2012
by starkinthesky
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Richmond, VA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great for rough urban roads.

These tires were mounted on my hardtail mountain bike to ride around Richmond, VA downtown. There are potholes and cobblestone roads everywhere and this massive tire eats it up and is hungry for more! It handles tarmac and dirt trails and jumps equally well. The only time I ran into trouble was going through rocks. The smooth sides make it slip in gravel and rock. Besides that this is my favorite tire I've yet used.

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Reviewed 5/22/2012
by Driftmachine
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Miami, Fl
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6 of 9 customers found this review helpful.
They have a nice feel, but get lots of flats.

When I first got these tires I was happy. They handle well take turns nice except when it is wet. They are nice and wide so they go off road nice when you decide you want to go on a trail. They look nice. The bad is they get flats very easy. The manufacture should redesign the inside of the tire with a protective shield.

I use my bike as daily transportation. Traffic here is crazy. It is usually faster to get around on bike. I do about 25 to 75 miles a day. I have had these tires for about a year. I have bought countless tubes. I have about 50 dead tubes. The only reason I have not replaced them yet is because I am poor. I am here today to replace them with the Panaracer Ribmo tires 2.0 x 26. I have no idea if they are good but the reviews look promising. i prefer a wide slick for dual purpose riding.

These tires are really only for looks, if you put them to the test you will be disappointed.

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Reviewed 3/2/2012
by richirich
Casual Cyclist
Port Angeles, WA
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4 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
These are some sick tires!!!!

These are some hella grippy tires. They look as awsome as they ride!!!

I have searched and BICKTIRESDIRECT is the best price availible.

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Reviewed 2/19/2012
by Unicyclist
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Austin, Texas
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Excellent tractionride - perfect for urban unicycle riding

Very good traction, excellent in rain, overall, the best tire that I have so far used for road unicycle riding. Really smooth riding and great for crabbinghopping updown stair steps. Gives greater rolling size too (so faster). Even though it needs 26X2.5 tubes, definitely a keeper.

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Reviewed 1/27/2012
by Jan Feetz
Cycling Enthusiast
Orange County
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5 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Great commuter tires!

These tires rock! I commute about 30-40 miles per day and no flats since I have owned them for 2 months now, only pumped them up twice. They're a little heavy, but who cares? I dont race!

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Reviewed 8/10/2011
by Johnny Northrup
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Southeastern Ohio
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7 of 9 customers found this review helpful.
Best urban smoothie I've ever ridden.

The Hookworm is the best urban smoothie I've ever ridden-and that covers a lot. Extremely cool looking, too, real head-turners. It's also the stickiest tire around, and I don't see how they could ever fall down in any turn you'd dare. Also if you use the right tube-one for a 2.5 tire-you'll NEVER have a flat. Great tire in every way. BUY EM'.

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