I have been using my hookworms on my Xtracycle for about 500 miles or so now, and I love em'... Not a single puncture, and phenomenal grip on gravel and hardpack dirt. I have the pressure up around 60psi, but the ride is a bit harsh. Any lower pressure than that, and It seems like I double my workout on the commute.
My friend just put a set of Big Apples on his 29er, and I really like em'. Significantly lighter than the hookworms, and they seem to roll a bit better too. (although that could be the 29er placebo effect)
Anybody have any experience with both tires? Should I chase good after bad and plunk down more $$$ for the big apples, or just run the hookworms (and myself) into the ground?
I guess I'm just looking for the "perfect" tire... I have tried the following thus far...
Kenda Kwest 100psi
Michelin Transworld City
Continental Sport Contacts (1.3 & 1.6's)
I like the Hookworms the best so far, but they are just sooo much work! Any suggestions?