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Monkey
Jun 3, 2008
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I run a Maxxis Holy Roller on the front, single ply, lighter weight street tire and a IRC Kujo (because it works and is cheap) on the rear, dual ply, heavy but no pinch flats at low pressure usually around 22-24 psi. If you aren't hitting edges with your rear tire and/or are light rider/smooth rider you might get away with a Holy Roller or similar on the rear, but I wouldn't run low pressure.
 

pedalkicker

Monkey
Jun 3, 2008
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im no light rider man, im 6'3 almost 200lbs lol but also what psi should i run my tires at so they grip and hold on urban obstacle for say
Ha ha, me either! Like I posted earlier I run about 22-24 psi in the rear tire, but it can vary greatly depending on a lot of things. I def recommend u get a heavy duty tire and tube, aka downhill, and then try out diff pressures.
 

Anders

Monkey
Mar 5, 2002
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im 6'3 and 220lbs and run maxxis dual ply supertacky mobster in the rear. not sure the pressure, but its pretty low cause i can bottom it out will rear wheel hopping. ive bottomed it hard on edges with no problems. tho i am running a dh tube as well

ive heard the minions work well too
 

builder666

Monkey
Dec 13, 2002
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Construction in Subterfuge
I am 6'4" and about 190 lbs and like a Maxxis Holy Roller up front and Hookworm in the back. I believe they come in both single or dual ply. I use light weight tube, but talc them first and run them at 40 psi. I have never gotten a pinch flat running this set-up.

Talc or baby powder in a bag and shake'n'bake them tubes.
 

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Monkey
Jun 3, 2008
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I am 6'4" and about 190 lbs and like a Maxxis Holy Roller up front and Hookworm in the back.
Mmmmm, Hookworms. Cool tire, rolls fast and has no sidewall. I ran those front and rear a couple of years ago on a street bike and they are super tough. Just be careful not to ride on anything loose, I learned that the hard way and took a handlebar to my nards :dead:
 

builder666

Monkey
Dec 13, 2002
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Construction in Subterfuge
Correct. Talc the entire tube... you can even put some inside the tire. This will keep the tube all slickered up and keep it from pinch-flatting. In addition, running the tire pressure above 40 psi makes for a winning combination.

are you saying you talc the whole outer of the tube before you put it in? sorry im a lil confused
 

builder666

Monkey
Dec 13, 2002
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Construction in Subterfuge
Yeah, I had a similar experience when running Hookworms in front and back, and why I swapped the front out to the Holy Roller. The dual ply has a killer sidewall, but are pretty heavy. They both roll nice and fast.

Mmmmm, Hookworms. Cool tire, rolls fast and has no sidewall. I ran those front and rear a couple of years ago on a street bike and they are super tough. Just be careful not to ride on anything loose, I learned that the hard way and took a handlebar to my nards :dead:
 

FR4life.

Monkey
Nov 2, 2004
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The Bay
Fvck hookworms... Damn them to hell. If maxxis made them in 2.35 or smaller and single ply, they might be a good tire.
 

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Monkey
Jun 3, 2008
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I'm too heavy/too clumsy to get away with a single ply tire on the rear. Also a wider rim def helps with the pinch flats for me. I am running a Mavic 729 which is 29mm wide but would like to go back to the 38mm echo I was running last year.
 

FR4life.

Monkey
Nov 2, 2004
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The Bay
What pressure do you run on the rear with that Intense, also what tube? Price isn't bad so I'm tempted to try it but I run real low pressure on rear.
I run it at probably 60psi, but I use it for park/street/dj, so it needs to roll fast and not fold when leaned hard. I run straight up walmart tubes and have no issues. It has a pretty thick sidewall for a single ply/folding tire, and if you ran a dh tube, it would probably hold up fine with lower psi. I'd say go for it, it's an awesome tire for any type of riding.
 
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