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street/urban? I'm looking at the 26x1.95s. Are they fast? Do they flat easy, or wear out fast? Thanks.
I also would like to know. Looking to put these tires on my commuter bike.
 

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I already have hookworms on my street/urban assault bike. I want lighter slicks for my commuter bike...
 

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dumper said:
street/urban? I'm looking at the 26x1.95s. Are they fast? Do they flat easy, or wear out fast? Thanks.
I use the Krads, but I have the 26 x 2.3's. They're great tires for Urban. Roll fast, great traction and should last quite a while since the durometer is the same as a BMX tire. Flatting isn't a problem as long as you pump them up right, 80lbs is the max and that's what I use cause I weigh @ 230lbs, they're not a DH tire.

[edit- this reply for brodie_rider] They would be OK for a commuter tire, but I think Kenda offers better tires for such things. Maybe check the Kontender or the K-West. I'vce used the K-west before for a commuter and I worked great and is usually very cheap, like $10-12.

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Isn't the Kwest a small air volume tire...

that would give a very firm ride, to say the least? I was thinking the K-rad might give up a little speed, but get back quite a bit of comfort for road situations.
 

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i have both the hookworms and the k-rads. similar but different tires

hookwork- BIG. it's a freakin' balloon, and the knurled sidewall means it'll never slip out from under you. pump 'em up to 65 psi, they have a thick casing and you'll have to put the hurt on 'em to get a pinch flat. but they're heavy, like over 1000 grams

k-rad- smaller and lighter. less rotating, weight. not quite as grippy on pavement, but much better (although not all that great) on dirt. by dirt i mean like hardpack dirt jumps, not mountain riding. the kenda tread doesn't extend quite as far as the hookworm, but i don't think there's many instances where that will be a huge problem. probably a pound lighter than the hookworms. i haven't tried them in the rain, but i'd imagine they're better in the wet than the hookworms.

i think the k-rad is a better all around tire. hookworm is probably better in the skatepark, but the k-rad is just more versatile. they're also cheaper, if that matters
 

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dumper said:
that would give a very firm ride, to say the least? I was thinking the K-rad might give up a little speed, but get back quite a bit of comfort for road situations.
Sorry that part of my reply was meant more for brodie_rider. If you want more comfort I would look closer at the 2.3.
 
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