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    Holly Roller

    Hi, new to the thread, had a question, i want to get maxxis holly rollers for my kona shred . The only thing i dont know is if they will fit. The holly roller is a 26X2.40. While stock my rear tire is 26X2.10. Any info will be appreciated. Thanks

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    It should fit. Stock i have a 2.2 rear tire on my Hardrock, but i've put in a 2.5 Hookworm. Besides, I've heard that Holy Rollers are a bit narrower than 2.4. I'm not sure though.

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    Cool, i thought it may fit because there is not as much side tread. I jsut did not want to spend 60 dollars on tires and not be able to use them.
    How do you like the hook worm tires? They look interesting.

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    I had one on my rear tire for a while. while there's lots of dry grip, they're about 1.2 kg and are way too heavy. The Hookworms weigh about 50% more than the HolyRollers, which also have a great comprimise of street and dirt tread IMO. That's why i've ordered a pair of Holy rollers. They should come in a day or two.

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    naw, dont spend tons on holyrollers. plus they're really freaking noisy. sounds like a freight train coming down the trails. if you want a better/cheaper tire look into halo 8 twin rail tires or Kenda K-rad. plus they're a little smaller. I think the twinrails are like 2.2 and the kendas are 2.35. I mean Holy rollers are great tires, but not so great to be 60 bucks.
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    KRads = Good Cheap Tire
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    I disagree todd, a Holyrollers are better than K-rads imo, and i have also heard the same in other tire threads. (I have ridden them both). And "sounds like a freight train" ?????? I think you are massivly over exaggerating. I ride them and they are quiet in dirt. And Holyrollers are being $30 apiece, $60 for a pair is not bad or a waste. Twin rail do look nice though. Not trying to start a war todd, I just dont want your opinion scaring this guy away from a great tire.

    KONA-SHRED7, they will fit fine, I rode them on Kona Stuff, same tire clearance as your Shred. Get em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cummings
    I disagree todd, a Holyrollers are better than K-rads imo, and i have also heard the same in other tire threads. (I have ridden them both). And "sounds like a freight train" ?????? I think you are massivly over exaggerating. I ride them and they are quiet in dirt. And Holyrollers are being $30 apiece, $60 for a pair is not bad or a waste. Twin rail do look nice though. Not trying to start a war todd, I just dont want your opinion scaring this guy away from a great tire.
    well I'm not trying to scare him away from them. I picked up 4 K rads for $35.00 new. I run my tires at extremly high pressure, they make a crapload of noise. the kendas are great, not as good as a holyroller, but when you can get a K-rad for $7.50 and a holyroller for $30.00 I'm going to stay away from em' I wasnt trying to say that they're bad tires or anything like that, just I personally wouldent spend $60.00 on them. especially because the twin rail blows bolth the K rads and Holyrollers right out of the water.

    one thing though, have you found your holyroller to be slippery ? I know they are kind of a harder compound tire, but mine slides everywhare. one of the reasons I got rid of it, at high pressure and wet conditions on harder dirt surfaces it really was sketchy. the twinrail fixed it a little, but then I swapped to an adrenaline.
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    Yes they will fit, I've had them on a kona stuff before.

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    Thanks for all the help, I am glad to hear both sides. I will surely check out all the tires listed and see which one seems best. Maybe i will try both. I am glad they will fit my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by todd_freeride
    well I'm not trying to scare him away from them. I picked up 4 K rads for $35.00 new. I run my tires at extremly high pressure, they make a crapload of noise. the kendas are great, not as good as a holyroller, but when you can get a K-rad for $7.50 and a holyroller for $30.00 I'm going to stay away from em' I wasnt trying to say that they're bad tires or anything like that, just I personally wouldent spend $60.00 on them. especially because the twin rail blows bolth the K rads and Holyrollers right out of the water.

    one thing though, have you found your holyroller to be slippery ? I know they are kind of a harder compound tire, but mine slides everywhare. one of the reasons I got rid of it, at high pressure and wet conditions on harder dirt surfaces it really was sketchy. the twinrail fixed it a little, but then I swapped to an adrenaline.
    Sorry, I must have misunderstood you because in your first post, you said "if you want a better/cheaper tire look into halo 8 twin rail tires or Kenda K-rad" I thought you were saying that a K-Rad is Better and Cheaper than Holyroller.

    My Holyrollers slippery? Well, I've found mine are perfect on for street, even a little wet street. As for slippery in dirt, Mine work almost flawlessly in dirt and damp dirt. I dont usually even ride in wet dirt though. The only time mine slip are when riding very dry dirt, that is loose-over-packed. Other than that, great.

    I guess it depends on how much money KONA-SHRED7 has to spend. if money is no option , holyroller or TwinRail for sure, if you like to spend as little as possible, K-RAd is a great alternative, especially considering the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cummings
    Sorry, I must have misunderstood you because in your first post, you said "if you want a better/cheaper tire look into halo 8 twin rail tires or Kenda K-rad" I thought you were saying that a K-Rad is Better and Cheaper than Holyroller.

    My Holyrollers slippery? Well, I've found mine are perfect on for street, even a little wet street. As for slippery in dirt, Mine work almost flawlessly in dirt and damp dirt. I dont usually even ride in wet dirt though. The only time mine slip are when riding very dry dirt, that is loose-over-packed. Other than that, great.

    I guess it depends on how much money KONA-SHRED7 has to spend. if money is no option , holyroller or TwinRail for sure, if you like to spend as little as possible, K-RAd is a great alternative, especially considering the price.
    Not to mention they look *****en.

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    The DMR Moto RT have almost the same thread pattern, but they roll a bit quieter IMO and they are a bit lighter. They are slightly less expensive too.

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