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    Hookworms on a Downhill bike?

    The mountain season may be over however our dry days are not behind us. I am considering putting Maxxis Hookworm 2.5 tires on my 2009 Giant Glory DH for some urban freeride use. Am I crazy?
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    No.

    Hookworms are a good high volume street tire. They'd be fine for some urban FR.

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    no way. that would be ill.

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    I've been thinking about doing this myself. I've also been thinking about the Holly Rollers, so I could still hit some light dirt stuff if I felt like it.

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    why not urban is fun
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    ..I did that to my hardtail,

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    Do it!
    Build.
    Ride.
    Repeat.

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    Also check out the Schwalbe Big Apple, especially if you're going to be riding at night.

    Reflective sidewalls.

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    Cool idea, post pics if you do it!
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    I run 2.5 Hookworms on my commuter/city bike and they are good tires. Pretty thick so flats don't seem to be and issue, so far. They look cool too.

    I run them pretty low pressure to take up road shock being spoiled by suspension. Still roll fast.
    No it never stops hurting, but if you keep at it you can go faster.

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    Doing it sometime this week, will post pics.
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    Vid too?

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    Rolled them tubeless on my DH bike all last winter. Try them on the trails too, the amount of traction will blow your mind. Also makes you a better rider by forcing you to be in the proper position on your bike.

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    i use holy rollers on mine, have for some years now for anything urban, works great, also for hardpack dirt

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    yea why not? they are urban DH tires

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    Hookworms for urban, +1
    Giant Glory for urban, -10

    If that is all you got, then ride it. If you have a hard tail, use it instead.
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    this guys got hookworms on his coiler

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    Will agree that they offer offer surprisng traction on try trails.

    They also look damn sexy in a supermotard sort of way.

    Here's mine:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Techfreak
    Hookworms for urban, +1
    Giant Glory for urban, -10

    If that is all you got, then ride it. If you have a hard tail, use it instead.
    Well I'm talking about large double stair sets, large drops. Not flowy stuff here, think Brooklyn machine works and their old demo urban Fr videos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Konad
    Well I'm talking about large double stair sets, large drops. Not flowy stuff here, think Brooklyn machine works and their old demo urban Fr videos.
    Do you mean BIG stuff, like this:


    HT for urban FTW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Techfreak
    Do you mean BIG stuff, like this:


    HT for urban FTW.
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    I used to run a Hookworm rear with a Holy Roller front and it was surprisingly capable on trails simply due to high volume. Fun tire, and practically endless traction on asphalt.
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    I have nothing to add except to say that your bike is awesome. That really just makes me want to sell both my bikes and create a true "do it all". Just need two wheelsets to make swapping for the road easier.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fury25
    Will agree that they offer offer surprisng traction on try trails.

    They also look damn sexy in a supermotard sort of way.

    Here's mine:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Techfreak
    Do you mean BIG stuff, like this:


    HT for urban FTW.
    Wow! I would not feel comfortable doing that without suspension, never mind a damn 20"! Major props to the dude hitting that. Not sure how he can ride with balls so blatantly massive.

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    I remember seeing that on the cover of RideBMX years ago, I couldn't believe it.

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    helmets are for wieners, it seems, but the gnar hair is more than i can handle. btw, hookworms weigh approx. 11lbs each, so beware of added rolling weight.

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    they be workin mighty fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine
    helmets are for wieners, it seems, but the gnar hair is more than i can handle. btw, hookworms weigh approx. 11lbs each, so beware of added rolling weight.
    I can't imagine a hookworm weighing 11 pounds a piece. Someone told you a lie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine
    helmets are for wieners, it seems, but the gnar hair is more than i can handle. btw, hookworms weigh approx. 11lbs each, so beware of added rolling weight.
    i hope that was sarcasm haha. theyre 2.5 lbs each. still tanks but definatly 11lbs.

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    My do it all bike is a Niner WFO/Dorado.
    mon-fri it is a commuter big taking the biggest drops I can find (hammering up stairs is fun too, just hit at a high speed and WHOOSH).
    Sat sun, I put Dissents on and go play.
    Why would I care about 150g of bike weight, I just ate 400g of cookies while reading this?

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    I used to use 24x2,7" cruiser slicks on my SC S8 for urban riding Sure, these were not tires for urban FR, but the bike looked rad Like SM motorcycle
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    someone came on this when there was a huge session a year ago

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    DO NOT put hookworms on your DH bike.

    The world will implode.

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    love 'em
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by essenmeinstuff
    DO NOT put hookworms on your DH bike.

    The world will implode.
    Whoops...

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    There are lighter tyres you could consider.

    1. Geax Tattoo Light
    2. Geax Booze Light
    3. Maxxis DTH
    4. Schwalbe Table Top

    The Hookworm is seriously overweight.

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    those are not heavy duty urban tires. i have table tops and they are not grip fiends like the hookworms apparently are.

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    People continue to talk about weight.. My bike came with Maxxis Minnion DHF tires. I'm looking at a small weight savings actually.
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    they are heavy, but they rock ...seriously
    they're very confidence inspiring - you can just tell that they'll take everything you can dish out.


    slight derailment ...
    but these have been updated since that pic above and they make the tires 1.21 'JiggaWatts' tougher...
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    What rotor is that!?! Looks sick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bug-rex
    What rotor is that!?! Looks sick!
    Dirty Dog Skull rotors

    the thread -
    Hell Yeah DAWG!!! - (BLING content ahead)
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Also love 'em......


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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    love 'em
    do you like that bike i saw it on a website 4 cheap..can you pm me
    me: "mom dont ride yer brakes "mom: "shut up"

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    Quote Originally Posted by doesyourchainhanglow
    do you like that bike i saw it on a website 4 cheap..can you pm me
    Well, I know you didn't see this one as there is only one
    the frame, sure - although there not going to make anymore
    And yes, I like it
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Mg]
    2009 Giant Glory DH

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    9 months later I decided to get some. Heres a pic.

    2009 Giant Glory DH

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