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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by proanti1, Oct 11, 2005.

  1. proanti1

    proanti1 Chimp

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    i want to get a good set of road tires that are really wide. right now i am looking at a set of maxxis hookworms, but they only come in 2.5. i want wider because i do alot of cement drops on a hardtail, is there wider?
     

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  2. PatBranch

    PatBranch Turbo Monkey

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    2.5s should be fine for cement drop. On my hardtail, I have maxxis 2.35 highrollers. I do 5' drops to flat cement. Just make sure you put inflate them enough so the bead doesn't compress (allowing the rim to hit the ground).
     
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    You are landing in a manual right?
     
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    skurfer333 Monkey

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    hookworms are rugged. no need for anything more. end of story.
     
  5. proanti1

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    of course. (oh, in street terms, its called a barby landing)