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

Maxxis
Hookworm 26x2.5" Tire

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Hit the streets on your MTB.

The Maxxis Hookworm features a slick tread and water dispersing to deliver a quick roll and reliable traction on wet or dry pavement. Extra large 2.5mm width provides plenty of air volume for a comfortable ride, and the single ply casing helps keeps weight to a minimum. 60a durometer rubber for excellent wear resistance. 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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Great tire
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by Anonymous

Put them on my bike this summer,it's like a new bike,improved ride.

Reviewed 11/9/2018
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Great tires.
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by Anonymous

I bought these tires to put on an ebike project and I love them. They hold the road fine at 40mph and I have no worries about riding in the rain. I already bought another pair for my next project. I believe these tires are well worth the price. Obviously I would not recommend them for off road use.

Reviewed 6/19/2018
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Great street tires
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by Willy510
Daily Commuter
Richmond,CA

Very grippy and durable, not the lightest but if you want to bomb around the streets and some hard pack these are the tires to get. The extra volume helps cushion out some of the bumps too.

Reviewed 5/28/2018
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I use these for commuting - super solid!
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by Anonymous
Daily Commuter
Colorado
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

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!

Reviewed 2/2/2018
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Happy with everything
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by Anonymous
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

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 !

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

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 !

Reviewed 10/30/2017
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Nice riding tire good for training rides on bike paths or city streets.
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by ''Vidsu
Cycling Enthusiast
Norco, CA
7 of 9 customers found this review helpful.

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.

Reviewed 1/3/2014
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Wide, rigid, excellent grip tyres.
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

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.

Reviewed 6/22/2013
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Great urban commuter tire.
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by Jt
Cycling Enthusiast
Chicago burbs
7 of 7 customers found this review helpful.

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.

Reviewed 6/16/2013
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Big, Fat and Fun
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by Jack
Cycling Enthusiast
Chicago ''burbs
5 of 6 customers found this review helpful.

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.)

Reviewed 3/21/2013
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Hooks up, not wormy
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by Shaun
Cycling Enthusiast
Ohio
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

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.

Reviewed 1/30/2013
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Big, Fat, and Sticky
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by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
Havre, MT
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

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!

Reviewed 1/4/2013
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Sheer Greatness
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by TXCOMT
Cycling Enthusiast
Where the West Begins, TX
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

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.

Reviewed 11/22/2012
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Heavy, yet they have a delicate sidewall and poor puncture resistance
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by Puncture Shy
Casual Cyclist
Central California
5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

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.

Reviewed 10/9/2012
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Good street cruisercommuter tire. Repeat buyer. Comfort vs puncture resistance.
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by joell
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland
5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

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.

Reviewed 10/1/2012
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Look and ride great, but gets flats easy
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by Driftmachine
Cycling Enthusiast
South Florida
4 of 7 customers found this review helpful.

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.

Reviewed 8/7/2012
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SATISFIED!
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by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
3 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

NICE TIRE.HUGS THE PAVEMENT GOOD.NICE PRICE

Reviewed 7/12/2012
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Great for rough urban roads.
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by starkinthesky
Cycling Enthusiast
Richmond, VA
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

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.

Reviewed 5/24/2012
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They have a nice feel, but get lots of flats.
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by Driftmachine
Cycling Enthusiast
Miami, Fl
6 of 9 customers found this review helpful.

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.

Reviewed 5/22/2012
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These are some sick tires!!!!
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by richirich
Casual Cyclist
Port Angeles, WA
4 of 6 customers found this review helpful.

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

I have searched and BICKTIRESDIRECT is the best price availible.

Reviewed 3/2/2012
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