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    Just bought mtn bike need help with tires for road

    ok I just bought a trek 4500

    I am going to be riding it to work everyday, so I want to ditch the nobby tires for now, and get something smoother for roads. I need something that can take a little abuse. I like to jump and hob over things, always am riding concrete/pavement stuff.

    I'm not sure what size Tire I can fit on my stock rims.

    anyone know if the maxxis hookworms will work?

    http://www.biketiresdirect.com/produ...il.asp?p=MBHKW

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    I have been using these for the last two years:

    http://www.biketiresdirect.com/produ...il.asp?p=KEPOL

    A bit cheaper and so far durable enough for a 230+ lb rider up and off of curbs and through potholes.

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    the Hookworms are really wide tires but they might fit your frame. I run these
    http://www.biketiresdirect.com/produ...il.asp?p=MICTR
    thin enough to spin and wide enough to take some abuse ... and you cant beat the price
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    See this thread already started as several people have info in there:
    Slick tires for mountain bike commuting
    Slick tires for mountain bike commuting

    and also:
    Post your commuter photos!
    Post your commuter photos!

    I personally like the 26X1.40 Michelin XC Road and I commute almost daily 19-miles one-way. These are more efficient than knobbies as I was commuting on those for a few months.



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    i commute on ol panaracer fires, i think smothies are in order soon

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    Check out the Specialized Crossroads or the Hemispheres. Specialized makes some of the best tires out there...long wearing and tough. IMO
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    Throw some deez on it: Go to electrabike.com and nirve.com and check out some cruiser tires. Come in colors too.isaw some red brick color cruisers on ebay once, they're out there somewhere.

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    I agree with the cruiser...

    type tire. My personal favorite is the Bontrager Select Invert in 2.0" Smooth enough to roll fast with little effort, big enough volume to keep things comfortable at 40 to 45psi, enough volume to keep things safe when going off a curb or hitting the unexpected pot hole, and enough tread to keep you upright should the weather man screw up and things get wet. A smoothie is a great tire for ideal conditions, but let it rain and they get SLICK.

    The hook worm would be a good choice for your described riding style, but it won't fit the fork or the frame of your bike. Just not enough clearance in the stays nor between the tire and the crown of your fork for a 2.5 inch tire. A tire that would work for you is the Holy Roller in 2.2 inch. It's a little more agressive than the hook worm, but the knobs are very low profile and they do roll well on pavement and hard pack dirt. If it were me, the Roller would be the way to go.

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    Thanks guys! I think maybe I'll try those holly rollers or that michilin. Does my bike have tubes or is it tubeless?

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    Stock 4300 wheels are....

    tube only.

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    Anyone tried the Urban Earl?

    http://bontrager.com/model/05189/en

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