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Old 05-06-13, 08:59 PM   #1
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Hookworm Tire Pressure

I recently put a pair of 20" hookworm tires on my bike and I was wondering what pressure people were running them at. I had originally filled them with my hand pump and checked them with my pressure gauge i had only gotten them to 40psi so I used my compressor and got them up to 75psi but it felt like they were about to explode and they feel rock hard but they roll really nice. The tire says it is rated 85-110psi does anybody run these at that high a pressure?
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Higher pressure means lower rolling resistance. I run my front at 120 and rear at 110. Same for my roadie, run them at about 115.
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Higher pressure means lower rolling resistance. I run my front at 120 and rear at 110. Same for my roadie, run them at about 115.
That is a given, but at 75psi these tires are drum tight and ROCK HARD. It is a very different feel from my 23c tires at high pressure, its kinda like riding on really hard basketballs. I'm not complaining its just a little weird.
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Run your tires at whatever pressure you are comfortable with. There is no reason to run the maximum rated pressure. As long as you aren't pinch flatting or damaging your rim you should be fine.
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it 35 psi on the front 20" tire and same on the rear 20" tire. don't take it any far then that.
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it 35 psi on the front 20" tire and same on the rear 20" tire. don't take it any far then that.
well I have been running them for a few months now at between 75psi and 95psi and they are a bit more harsh at the higher pressure but they have been preforming well. these tires have shattered my old opinion about bigger tires being slower, I love them.
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if you like the tire pressure at 75psi and 95psi go for it
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I've run 26" hookworms on a mtn bike I use as a commuter. Whole point was for big, squishy tires, so I ran them at 35psi. Loved them. Heavy, but made the bike roll like a Cadillac on the road.
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I run my front at 120 and rear at 110. Same for my roadie, run them at about 115.
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20" BMX at 100+ psi? Damn. I don't think I ever rode anything over 35lbs back when I was 100lbs lighter on a 20" bike. Either way, at 200+ I still typically ride with 45-47psi max on mtb tires, and that is with full suspension.
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20" BMX at 100+ psi? Damn. I don't think I ever rode anything over 35lbs back when I was 100lbs lighter on a 20" bike. Either way, at 200+ I still typically ride with 45-47psi max on mtb tires, and that is with full suspension.
well my bike is kinda odd and I am going for speed so the high pressure really helps and the width of the tires makes going over cobblestones much less brutal feeling. this is the bike I have been running them on:

its like the bastard child of a BMX and a road bike.
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