Tires Maxxis Hookworm 2.5?

Discussion in 'Bicycle Repair' started by Rgvkid, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. Rgvkid

    Rgvkid Member

    Im Starting a Build soon and i want to get my rear tire setup first and work from there. Im thinking of the Maxxis Hookworm 26x 2.5. I like the Fat/wide tire for the rear. Was wondering what is the best spot to find a decent price on theses tires? Also, What rim size would fit best? I currently have some beach cruiser wheels but i think the rim is to skinny.

    Any tips or links would be appreciated

  2. Rgvkid

    Rgvkid Member

    Dang! A 2.5 Surly Rim alone is $170! Yikes
  3. MotoMagz

    MotoMagz Member

    I think your best bet for a rim size would be 26x2.125.I have the hookworms mounted on this size with no problems.I found a set on the web for $55 shipped a few months back.They are still out of stock...look on Ebay.

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  4. Rgvkid

    Rgvkid Member

    Thanks Moto,

    What Hubs are those and what size spokes are you running?

    Are those the 26x 2.5 Hookworms?
  5. MotoMagz

    MotoMagz Member

    Kid, yes 2.5 worms and 12 guage spoke with Sturmey 90mm front drum brake and sturmey internal 5 speed with a 70 mm drum brake
  6. Rgvkid

    Rgvkid Member

    Nice Setup! Thats some Pricey Bling but well worth it.
  7. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    Last edited: Feb 27, 2012
  8. lowracer

    lowracer Member

    Just recently I bought a barely used set of Maxxis Hookworms on eBay for cheap. These tires are awesome! I also got a set of Kenda DH Schrader valve tubes & they are almost as stout as these tires...for wheels I went with a brand I have had great success with & went with Sun Rhyno Lites & XT hubs also on eBay. To save some coin, check out Niagara Cycles & the CST Cyclops...Its almost the exact same tire as the hookworm only alot less expensive...
  9. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the tip! I think I have ridden a bike that had these tires
    and they are a lot cheaper than Hookworms.
    Arrow Motorized Cycles bike that came in 2nd at the last race in
    the 66cc 2 stroke class.
  10. lowracer

    lowracer Member

    Thanks MBR...
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