Maxxis Hookworm WC Wire Tire, 29-Inch


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  • Curved grooved slick design
  • Rim to rim tread-protected sidewalls
  • 65 max psi tire
  • Wrap around tread pattern


Brand: Maxxis

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The original urban assault tire. Designed to take the abuses of the most aggressive street style riders. Bead-To-Bead tread provides durability and traction whether you're dropping staircases, grinding rails or riding in your local skate park. 60Tpi casing.

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  • Product Dimensions: 29.5 x 1 x 29.5 inches ; 2.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • Item model number: TB96805000

Great tire. Bomb proof. Very heavy, but once you get them turning, tons of momentum. I have put over 1000 miles on them on my commuter rig and they barely show any wear.
*Due to a mechanical issue mid lap on my race bike, I had to hot-swap to my commuter bike (long story) to finish a lap in the 24HOP this year and they gripped surprisingly well...even when pressed a bit...on hard packed, yeah...nice!

MAXXIS. Maybe make this in a lighter / foldable version.

These tires are 2.5 inches wide. My mountain bike is at best supposed to have 2.3" tires on it. Since there are no knobbies, I can barely get away with these beasts. I have, maybe, a 1/4" clearance on both sides of wheel in rear triangle. I bought these cause they looked good and were wide tires for road riding around neighborhood. After I lose some weight and get back on road bike, I will change back to my dirt tires to go real MTB riding. For now, I am stuck on these babies. Smooth ride and THICK. A beast to get on the rim, tire levers recommended. Flats will not happen unless someone takes a knife and plunges it directly into tire. These are beefy. Allows me to fly on the roads if I want to. Still has a wide contact patch though for rain or dusty roads. Very good tire for the money. One star off for the mounting enjoyment. Needed a real tire lever, not the type to remove from rims, a Kool Stop Tire Bead Jack for mounting tight tires to rims. It is a beast. Wire bead, so no tubeless.

I bought these to replace the Bontrager XR2 29" tires, on my Trek Marlin 7 bike.

These were my findings:

These tires do weigh about 0.4kg more (each) than the XR2's that I took off.... but I accidentally found a way to counter the weight issue:
I also ordered Foss explosion-proof inner tubes to go with these Hookworm tires. Once I got it, I discovered that the Foss inner tubes were much lighter than the standard inner tubes that i have removed.
So in the end the Hookworm tires & Foss inner-tubes weight about the same, as the old setup.

These Hookworm tires are very, very easy to fit... it took about 5 min to change both tires without using a single tool, not even a tire lever. The only tool I needed in the end, was the pump to blow them up.
If you struggle to get them on, then you probably don't know what you are doing, or you should not have had your nails done before trying to fit them.

I also took them for a short ride around the block....
The old tires used to hold me back a lot... the knobbies are great for off-road, but really make it difficult & give a lot of resistance on tarmac.
These Hookworm tires make cycling on tarmac really effortless... & they look so much better than the old tires.

I am a very happy customer!

What a fantastic tire! Very easy to install. Make sure you get the right inner tubes as that does make a difference. I went with the surly 2.5 to 3"
Tube. Tire rolls very smooth and FAST! It is a little bit more of a rough ride because you do air them up to about 60psi +/-
I have them on my Talon 29er and my trek Navigator Included photos comparing the stock tires and hookworms

I will update more after giving them some time.

Initial impressions:
Heavy AF lol!
Very grippy
Easy to install
Look dope.

I hardly ride trails anymore and where I live there are miles of pavement that is constantly being expanded so I needed a more sidewalk friendly tire. Did my last 30 miles today on my old Bontrager 29x2.2 exp's