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Old 11-03-11, 02:45 PM   #1
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Will 2.5'' Maxxis Hookworms fit on Alex DM-21 rims?

I want to put some hookworms on my 2005 raleigh m80, but I don't know if they will fit on my current rims, how can I tell? Also, I am going to be using this bike mostly for commuting since I broke my trek elance, but I would like to try some "urban assault" as well, hence the hookworms. The stock manitou six fork does not seem good for either as it does not have much travel and no lockout. What would be a good fork for this? I have little money and am willing to purchase used.
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Take the wheel to the LBS, that stocks the tires and try them.

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Old 11-03-11, 04:24 PM   #3
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I want to put some hookworms on my 2005 raleigh m80, but I don't know if they will fit on my current rims, how can I tell? Also, I am going to be using this bike mostly for commuting since I broke my trek elance, but I would like to try some "urban assault" as well, hence the hookworms. The stock manitou six fork does not seem good for either as it does not have much travel and no lockout. What would be a good fork for this? I have little money and am willing to purchase used.
I can't find specs on a DM-21 rim. If the 21 refers to the inside width of the rim between the beadhooks then you have a 21-559 rim. A tire that is 2.5" is equal to a 64mm. According to our chart, a 62mm tire will work with a 21mm rim, but that's the widest tire spec that our chart covers. That said I would say that you'd be fine but you may not want to inflate the tires to Max. PSI.

Here is the chart that is on our website. If you have any questions, let me know.

http://www.schwalbetires.com/tech_in...dimensions#rim
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Kojak, you should have mentioned the Big Apples as an alternative. Haven't tried the Hookworms, but I hear they are heavy and slow.
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The OP didn't mention if they were interested in any alternatives and also stated that the budget was super tight. Kojak offers a premium product with the price tag to match...
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BTD sells the BAs for less than the Hookworms. You work for Maxxis?
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I try not to push too hard on our product on these forums, there are plenty of Schwalbe fans here and my views would mostly be seen as biased. I try to offer up help where I can, answer pertinent questions where I can, and definitely try to correct possible misinformation about bike tires in general, and Schwalbe tires specifically when it seems worthwhile. OP had a specific question about sizing and so I did my best to answer that question. Beyond that, I'm just a riding/commuting fool like the rest of you.

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I try not to push to hard on our product on these forums, there are plenty of Schwalbe fans here and my views would mostly be seen as biased. I try to offer up help where I can, answer pertinent questions where I can, and definitely try to correct possible misinformation about bike tires in general, and Schwalbe tires specifically when it seems worthwhile. OP had a specific question about sizing and so I did my best to answer that question. Beyond that, I'm just a riding/commuting fool like the rest of you.
I have no problem with promoting your tires here. You fully disclose your affiliation, and always provide excellent feedback.

My only criticism of Schwable (and it's not really a criticisim) is that they offer so many different tires, that it's sometimes a little difficult to determine which is the best tire for a particular application. The prices tend to be a little higher in some cases, but Schwalbe does actually provide a better quality tire for the money.

Keep up the good work.
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I have no problem with promoting your tires here. You fully disclose your affiliation, and always provide excellent feedback.

My only criticism of Schwable (and it's not really a criticisim) is that they offer so many different tires, that it's sometimes a little difficult to determine which is the best tire for a particular application. The prices tend to be a little higher in some cases, but Schwalbe does actually provide a better quality tire for the money.

Keep up the good work.
Thanks alan s, and for the record we often feel the same way. More specifically however, sometimes we feel that the vast variety of tires presents problems with regard to producing enough of each tire to satisfy demand. Too often we have to say, "those are on the way" or something like that. It gets frustrating at times. If we could get all that we need of every tire in the line, I'd say that choice is good.
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Not asked, but will those wide tires fit the frame and fork.? Your basic mt bike usually is designed around the 2.1 to 2.3 tire.
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I have no problem with promoting your tires here. You fully disclose your affiliation, and always provide excellent feedback.

My only criticism of Schwable (and it's not really a criticisim) is that they offer so many different tires, that it's sometimes a little difficult to determine which is the best tire for a particular application. The prices tend to be a little higher in some cases, but Schwalbe does actually provide a better quality tire for the money.

Keep up the good work.
I would agree 100%

Thanks Kojak, this forum is a better place with you posting.
Besides who else are we going to complain to about schwalbe tires to?

err... I mean suggest changes to/for... lol
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Not asked, but will those wide tires fit the frame and fork.? Your basic mt bike usually is designed around the 2.1 to 2.3 tire.
Yeah, I thought about asking that as well, but didn't. Frame/Fork and brake calipers are all areas that should be examined. Also, I meant to stress that the "21" in the DM-21 may or may not relate to the size of the rim. This measurement should be verified. There could be a decal with the size marked on it, or the size could be stamped into the rim, or the size may not be noted at all on the rim. If no size can be found, take a caliper to the inside of the rim and measure the distance between the bead hooks (dimension B in the diagram): http://www.schwalbetires.com/tech_in...dimensions#rim

If this measures less than 21mm, you may have some issues.
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BTD sells the BAs for less than the Hookworms. You work for Maxxis?
Nope. Don't work for any other bike specific corporate entity, either.

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Take the wheel to the LBS, that stocks the tires and try them.
Good advice made even better by another who questioned about frame/fork clearance. Just take the whole bike to the LBS and tell them you'll buy those tires if they will fit.
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Your bike came with 2.1" tires. Not likely to have any issues with the rim size or clearance, but measure what you have.

http://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/b...=M80&Type=bike
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If the bike shop has these tires in stock, they might give this a try. If they have to special order the tires, that might get a little trickier. A tire that's been mounted is technically a used tire and can't be returned to their supplier.

But, if you find a shop willing to do this you're golden.
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