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which should i get? i ride alot of urban and dirt jumps. i'm thinking either holy rollers or hookworms but i'm leaning toward the hookworms. i need something thick that'll resist pinch flats but i also want them to do well at the dj's. do those tiny knobs on holy rollers actually give anymore traction than hookworms? in the mud i've always just seen the knobs on them get filled and really slick. other good tire suggestions are welcome, the big thing is I DON"T WANT PINCH FLATS!!!
 

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PLURPIMPIN said:
which should i get? i ride alot of urban and dirt jumps. i'm thinking either holy rollers or hookworms but i'm leaning toward the hookworms. i need something thick that'll resist pinch flats but i also want them to do well at the dj's. do those tiny knobs on holy rollers actually give anymore traction than hookworms? in the mud i've always just seen the knobs on them get filled and really slick. other good tire suggestions are welcome, the big thing is I DON"T WANT PINCH FLATS!!!
Hookworms have no knobs. Basically a big slick with a few grooves.

Pinch flats? Use DH tubes and fairly high pressure.
 

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I havent had a lot of time on the holy roller, but I have on the hookworms. Hookworms roll super quick, and have pretty good resistance to pinch flats (I've never had any). They're ok for the occasional dirt jump on hard pack, put not for mud or trails (obviously).
 

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Hookworms do roll fast, but they also weigh a ton. With 50psi in 'em you can pretty much roll over a mixture of broken glass, nails, goatheads, and road spikes without flatting. Pinch flats? Ha! ..But like I said, they are HEAVY. DH tubes not required.

They also wear like iron. I've run mine for two full winters of urban, commuting, and general cold-weather street abuse. They hardly look used.
 

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Just run 80psi like most urban riders do and you won't get pinchflats... unless you are the 15-foot-to-flat kind of rider. I don't think you need low air pressure for DJs either. Pump your tires and enjoy the extra speed.

I like Kenda K-rads and the Kenda Kiniption for a faster tire. The Holy Roller and DMR Moto look nice too.

-r
 

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I have an extra set of brand new Hookworm UST's if you're interested in trying them. They might work well if you have UST rims.
 

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Just run 80psi like most urban riders do and you won't get pinchflats... unless you are the 15-foot-to-flat kind of rider. I don't think you need low air pressure for DJs either. Pump your tires and enjoy the extra speed.

I like Kenda K-rads and the Kenda Kiniption for a faster tire. The Holy Roller and DMR Moto look nice too.

-r
From the x-post on the DH board it sounds like he is a 10-ft stair gap to cased landing kind of rider.
 

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I have an extra set of brand new Hookworm UST's if you're interested in trying them. They might work well if you have UST rims.
uhhh...there is no Hookworm UST

Hookworm, 26x2.50, 1250g

I am guessing you have the Wormdrive. VERY different tire.

WormDrive UST 26x1.90, 670g

FYI

Holly Roller 26x2.4, 865g
 

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DMR Motos come in 26". Google it.

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Hook/Rollers

I have a set of each.I got the Holyrollers on my "street" bike now.They are almost as smooth as the Hookworms and better if the steet is dusty or dirty.The Hookworms are amazing on a rain soaked street.Just stay off the painted lines.What I've seen though is alot of guys using the Holyroller up front and a Hookworm rear.Which is what I'm going to do when I get around to it.
 
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