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    Mukluk Street Fighter Style

    This winter I decided to dump the single speed cross bike with studded tires and fenders and venture into the world of fat bikes.

    My Salsa Mukluk was put through the good and bad of this winter in Northern Michigan and performed with out a problem.

    So, I was going to put the Mukluk up for the summer and commute on my 29er until I read some chatter on the forum about Maxxis Hookworm tires.

    Some forumites were airing up Hookworms on Large Marge rims, but no chatter in regards to Fat Sheeba rims.

    I made the plunge and aired up the Hookworms on Fat Sheeba rims without any issues. The bead seated just fine on the rim using Specialized 2.5 inch tubes. I did not have to fight to get the tires on the rim, similar to the loose fit of the Larrys.

    A couple rides around the block proved successful. No tire hops or blow outs!

    Now the Mukluk is ready for the urban assault commute this summer.

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    Supermoto.

    Wonder how those H'worms would look on my hundies.
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    yeah get some.
    i am going to convert seeing as my shoulder is not responding to therapy. Now way can i pull up on the bars. No sense lugging around all that extra tire because i was too lazy to swap out on the weekends.
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    Good lord, why do people put fat bikes up for the summer?! They're even more fun then!
    Just a regular guy.

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    I agree just as much fun in the summer. Once I realized I was not fast I started to have fun mountain biking.
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    My hookworms are on order to turn my Mukluk into a commuter for the summer and early fall.

    cjsbike,
    Thanks for giving this a try on the Fat Sheeba and letting us know the outcome.
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    If you got hookworms you should go see your Dr.







    Dr. Phun that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~
    Good lord, why do people put fat bikes up for the summer?! They're even more fun then!
    I agree with you there. I was out ripping up the single track today on my pugs. I actually like riding mine year round. Can't beat the fun factor on one of these.

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    Can't even force myself to get on my Epic!!

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    I just got a pair of Hookworms for $40 yesterday. Humor to follow.

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    Has anyone used these offroad, as in dirt roads, etc... No singletrack or downhill, just forest road cruising and paths? These look like an good option for the summer months and back to the Larrys in the winter?
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    Dirt Roads and Pathways

    Quote Originally Posted by clayman29 View Post
    Has anyone used these offroad, as in dirt roads, etc... No singletrack or downhill, just forest road cruising and paths? These look like an good option for the summer months and back to the Larrys in the winter?
    I have been using the Hookworms on dirt roads and gravel pathways around town with out any issues.

    They roll good even on singletrack and sandy downhills!

    Currently running the set up at 20 psi.

    -Chad

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    Yep, year round riding. Today I leave for a week of camping and mtb riding; all on my Pugs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bighit View Post
    Once I realized I was not fast I started to have fun mountain biking.
    me too!

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    Are you both using Hookworms now also or Larrys?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjsbike View Post
    This winter I decided to dump the single speed cross bike with studded tires and fenders and venture into the world of fat bikes.

    My Salsa Mukluk was put through the good and bad of this winter in Northern Michigan and performed with out a problem.

    So, I was going to put the Mukluk up for the summer and commute on my 29er until I read some chatter on the forum about Maxxis Hookworm tires.

    Some forumites were airing up Hookworms on Large Marge rims, but no chatter in regards to Fat Sheeba rims.

    I made the plunge and aired up the Hookworms on Fat Sheeba rims without any issues. The bead seated just fine on the rim using Specialized 2.5 inch tubes. I did not have to fight to get the tires on the rim, similar to the loose fit of the Larrys.


    A couple rides around the block proved successful. No tire hops or blow outs!

    Now the Mukluk is ready for the urban assault commute this summer.

    -Chad
    What kind of weight savings is there between the Larrys and using the Hookworms with specialized 2.5 tubes? Thanks!
    2011 Salsa Mukluk / 2006 KTM 400 EXC

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    Larry 27tpi ~1540g
    Larry 120tpi ~1400g
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAG410 View Post
    Larry 27tpi ~1540g
    Larry 120tpi ~1400g
    Hookworm ~1125g
    Thanks! I read somewhere that there was a 4 pound difference between the Larrys and the Hookworms, figured that was way off!
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    Phat phun!

    Sweet bike! Man you guys keep posting these bikes I'm gonna have to break down and get me one!

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    Dig it man, I might have to try this some time this summer! What size tire is it exactly?
    two wheel livin'..

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    Quote Originally Posted by clayman29 View Post
    Thanks! I read somewhere that there was a 4 pound difference between the Larrys and the Hookworms, figured that was way off!
    HA, maybe if they were made only of helium...

    Went for a 50 mile ride on Hookworms recently, it is very nice to be have a smooth tire that rolls and still avoids the clang of potholes what with the lower pressure requirement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Diller View Post
    HA, maybe if they were made only of helium...

    Went for a 50 mile ride on Hookworms recently, it is very nice to be have a smooth tire that rolls and still avoids the clang of potholes what with the lower pressure requirement.
    Granted that was for both tires, tubes and drilled out rims, but with only a 1.2 pounds difference in tire weight that sure can't be right! lol...

    What tubes are you running with your Hookworms?
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    Quote Originally Posted by clayman29 View Post
    What tubes are you running with your Hookworms?
    Q-Tubes "Super Light" 26 x 2.4-2.7"

    I run the very same tubes in my Endomorph and Larry, on a 47mm trials rim. I don't go to ultra low float pressure with them, I need more pressure to get the beads seated. I still get rim strikes on roots though, so I can go low enough for some float if I really needed to.

    Definitely not the "winter" setup, I don't have any trails around here that demand flotation, I just like it =)

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    Waking up a dead thread but you may have just assisted me in changing my mind from a Pugsley to a Mukluk. My main concern was the ability to throw on slicks with the hookworms on a larger rim. I can see from the surly site that the bead seat diameter is even from the rolling darryls to the large marge.

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    Just wanted to thank you for trying this out! I have a 80mm Fat Sheba rim setup that I want to use a hookworm on.

    Thanks again!
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    cjsbike, any thoughts a year later? Did you get many miles in on the tires? Always stay beaded up?

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    I love it! Im going to do mine but with a different tire.

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    Maxxis needs to make a 3" Hookworm for us. I should email them

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    Have you noticed the DMR Moto RT tires?

    They just might fit the bill, and are quite a bit lighter.

    They officially are 2.4", but reality is somewhat bigger on wide rims.
    I'd think they are at least as wide as the Hookworms.


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    Has anyone tried hookworms on holy rolling Daryl's, if so what pressure do you set them at?

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    The Hookworms drop your BB a bunch. The Kenda Flames are lighter, just as cheap, and are bigger.

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    Why not use Black Floyd's? Is it the weight difference? More often than not, if you are riding a fat bike weight is not an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bighit View Post
    Once I realized I was not fast I started to have fun mountain biking.
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    Floyd's are great, but at $90-120 each, not that great. Hookworms or Flames can be had for $50-70 a pair.

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    I was playing with these tires on the GFC rim and the bike was sooo easy to roll!!!
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    My bike is heavier than yours - it does not have Carbon or Titanium parts - I love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by clayman29 View Post
    Has anyone used these offroad, as in dirt roads, etc... No singletrack or downhill, just forest road cruising and paths? These look like an good option for the summer months and back to the Larrys in the winter?
    I run hookworms on my tandem and two of my single bikes in all kind of conditions during the summer and as long as you don't encounter mud they have fantastic traction even over rocky sections.


    They only shortcoming is that they are really heavy, even if you compare them with fat bike tires.

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    Just an update:

    I no longer have the Mukluk or the Hookworms. Before selling the Mukluk and Hookworms, I did get some time in. The H-Worms worked for the intended purpose of pavement cruising. I did not try them out on the dirt or other terrain. The handling was a bit funky, like I was riding a 26er.

    Last year I had Scott Quiring build me a fatbike, first one he built. I use Black Floyds for summer commuting, nice tire and way bigger than the H-Worm.

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