Rolls awesome on pavement while maintaining some offroad handling when you want to hit hardpack or a gravel trail. It's a great balance for those looking for very little rolling resistance but not looking for a slick
I bought these tire to replace an ageing set of MTB tires. I got the 2.2 because they had them in stock at the time but when i replace the back i will probably go with the 2.4. That being said it might be a while before that happens as i have around 400 miles on them and you can barely tell they have been ridden. let me add that if you are a big guy ( I am 6.2 and around 260 lbs) and you ride a hard tail you have about 10 psi to play with between to hard and to soft ( i think the 2.4 might open that range up a little), but even with my weight letting the air out to 35 (the lowest recommended air pressure) they still role awesomely. Just don't ask the to break lose on most surfaces. That leads me to my only problem with this tire and that is water. on pavement slow down, off pavement BE CARE FULL and avoid mud. they also throw water like a fire hose so if you use your bike to commute get a set of finders.
Mounted these Holy Rollers on my Gary Fisher Mt bike for urban assault rides around Seattle. THEY ARE FAN -FRIKIN- TASTIC! Great on pavement AND gravel paths. I will buy at least 2 more pairs for other bikes I thrash around town on.
I have ridden these tires on my BMX for years. They have a low roll resistance and have the perfect amount of rubber on the ground to grip any groomed surface. Well worth the bucks guaranteed to maximize the fun factor.
Last year I bought a set of Maxxis 2.5 HookWorm Tires for street riding in my Town. I Loved them,, Crazy Grip, and Eats Curbs and Pot-holes for Lunch. And I dont Drive a car and put ALOT of miles on my bike. But, this year I am doing a Little Trail riding also and wanted more grip in the dirtGravel. I sent for 2 Maxxis 2.2 Holly Rollers and They are Great. Very Little Rolling resistance, Nice Big block treads, and look awesome on my bike. Grip Very well on my trail rides in any dirt and gravel, they feel Sure footed, And are still easy rolling and Grip the Pavement very well in Town.These are a Fantastic Tire for Urban AssaultTrail Riding. Thats what I use them for.
PS My First shipment of tires was Misplaced by My Local Post Office,,Bike Tires Direct Immediately Sent me 2 replacement Tires Without Question....BIKE TIRES DIRECT ROCKS...
Wow, I put these on my downhill bike while I was waiting for downhill tires. I was really expecting to have a hair raising ride from lack of traction but exactly the opposite, These holy rollers even held traction on the climbs. I think if they made these in a 2.70 with about 316 taller tread they would be even better.
Been riding these for about 2 years in all conditions except mud. High volume means no pinches on 6 foot drops to pavement. Inverted knobs means no sketchy transitions from paved to dirt and back. All grip, all the time. Much better than K-Rad for both grip and versatility. K-Rad wears longer.
If you're looking for a great high-volume tire that's great for anything but deep mud and forest loam, this is your boy!
These roll fast and quiet on the road at high psi, and are amazing fun on the trails at lower psi's.
They break traction very predictably and relatively slowly, and are easy to recovercontrol, so if you like playing with the edge of traction, they're awesome, and if you don't, they give you plenty of warning before they let go all the way.
If you're looking for a big, squishy tire that'll cushion your rigid SS, grip roots and rocks like a climbing shoe, and still roll fast and smooth when you pump 'em up to ride to work on Monday, these are they!
I have these on my bike now and they are ok they are not great in the dirt and are loud and do not roll well on the road. They are truly middle in the road on and off road. This is the hotdog of tires not bad not good just a tire.
Love these tires the 2.4" wide ones! Great for urban riding, I actually commute on them, too. My mtn bike is all purpose. Excellent traction on pavement with suitable traction on unpaved surfaces which I ride infrequently. Not very puncture resistant so I threw in some tire liners. Wearing nicely at a year and 9 months old, front still in excellent shape, rear center tread blocks are starting to sissy strip wear flat instead of the original rounded profile. Goes on and off without tire levers. Curbs, cats and small villages are no challenge for these tires, with the huge air volume they go right up and over.
I haven't had the the tire on the bike long enough to make too many distinctions about it. So far the tire feels really good. I've used it with a heavy hub motor full suspension electric mountain bike. The only concern I have is that the wall of the tire appears to be vulnerable, however I have not had a problem. I intend to use this tire on the dirt fire roads in the local mountains. I've already tested it off Road and seems to be fine. Indeed I recommend that you put a triple thick thorn resistant innertube with some kind of tire sealant added, especially if you intend to ride off Road or with a heavy Bicycle. I like the look and the feel of the tire so far and I would probably purchase another set.
I use the tires on dirt trails, it has great grip around corners, and makes the bike handle great. They also make the bike look better! I had problems with my stem ripping decided to try new tires and it fixed the problem, these tires were a great deal and they look and work amazing!!