Tire Advice 20" (406)

Discussion in 'Recumbent bicycles' started by Avgrin, Apr 16, 2003.

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  1. Avgrin

    Avgrin Guest

    B"H Is anyone familiar with Odyssey's Groundworks (20x1.85) and Maxxis' Hookworm (20x1.95)? Which
    one is more reliable and durable? How many miles should a 200 lb rider with 40 lb bike and 40 lb of
    equipment expect -- minimum flats -- on these tires? Lets assume, that the roads are mostly decent
    blacktop. Thank you, Victor
     
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  2. Don

    Don Guest

    Victor, I only have experience with the 305 x 1.95 Hookworm. I assume it is similar to the 406 X
    1.95. The tire is extremely tough and damn near bullet proof. I am not sure why you are worrying
    about mileage longevity between the two. There are more important considerations if they have
    similar durabilities.

    The Hookworm I had was run at the rated 100psi. Ever over inflate a basketball and then bounce it?
    The Hookworm was very rough riding. Also, because of its round profile I found that it squirmed on
    the road and did not track well. I am talking about it on the front of a two wheeler not a trike. I
    replaced the fork and wheel with a 349 Schwalbe and it rides ever so much smoother and straighter.

    That said, the Hookworm should be a good tire for a heavy load if you do not mind the rough ride.
     
  3. Pablo1516

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    I have a RANS Vivo and have been using Hookworms for w/o any problems for 3 years. During the summer
    I take my bike on forest service roads and find them stable and flat free. This last year I bought a
    comp pool (rear) & primo comet (front)for longer rides on the road, they seem a little faster than
    the Hookworms; although they are to unstable on the dirt forest service roads.

    By the way I pump up the Hookworms to 110 psi and they roll right along.

    Take care. paul s. - RANS 2001 Vivo

    > B"H Is anyone familiar with Odyssey's Groundworks (20x1.85) and Maxxis' Hookworm (20x1.95)? Which
    > one is more reliable and durable? How many miles should a 200 lb rider with 40 lb bike and 40 lb
    > of equipment expect -- minimum flats -- on these tires? Lets assume, that the roads are mostly
    > decent blacktop. Thank you, Victor
     
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