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Maxxis Hookworm

For riders looking for a versatile, all-around tire that performs exceptionally well on both pavement and trails, the Maxxis Hookworm tires are highly recommended. The impressive grip, stability, and durability make them suitable for various riding conditions, particularly on city streets with uneven surfaces. While they might wear a bit faster due to the soft compound, the overall performance and ride quality make them a valuable choice for both commuting and recreational riding.

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Maxxis Hookworm Review

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Johan van Seijen

December 18, 2020


Ride Quality:
The Maxxis Hookworm tires offer an impressive ride quality, excelling on both pavement and smooth trails. The tires’ ability to absorb holes and uneven pavement makes them suitable for commuting on dilapidated city streets. The smooth ride is complemented by the tire’s wide profile, enhancing stability and comfort during various riding conditions.

Rolling Resistance:
With a rating of 110 PSI, the Maxxis Hookworm tires strike a balance between high pressure for durability and reasonable rolling resistance. They don’t feel particularly slow, and the cruise speed is only slightly reduced compared to other tires. This makes them a suitable choice for riders seeking a good compromise between durability and speed. I’ve ridden Schwalbe Fat Frank’s as well, and the feel between those tires and the Hookworm is almost identical. While the Fat Frank is known for it’s color options, you’d want the Hookworm from an aesthetic standpoint for its weird-looking tread pattern.

Puncture Resistance:
The lack of flats after roughly 300 miles of riding is a positive indicator of the tires’ puncture resistance. The thick rubber and tread extending up the sidewall contribute to the tires’ ability to withstand glass chunks and other potential puncture hazards. However this probably has more to do with the tires being thick and heavy than any state-of-the-art puncture resistance technology, because there isn’t any. This tire is actually categorized as a slopestyle tire if I’m correct, which would suggest it could take a beating, though I very much doubt it is used in such a capacity in general.

The price tag of $40 and up feels expensive, considering the technology used. And I prefer other tires like the Schwalbe Fat Frank, Schwalbe Billy Bonkers, or Maxxis DTH depending on the tire size.

Maxxis Hookworm Specifications

DiameterSizeETRTOWeight (gr)Tread colorSidewall colorCompound/CasingPuncture protectionTire beadTPI