Maxxis Holy Roller Single Compound 26 Inch Wire Bead Tire
Proven in the hardpack and pavement of the BMX world, the Holy Roller is available in 26 inch. The Holy Roller urban assault tire is the perfect weapon for riders who may be dirt jumping today but shredding on the streets of the city tomorrow.
I had been sidelined from riding for almost two years due to an injury. Being a little out of shape riding on my Blue Groove tires wasn't very fun. To much rolling resistance for my outta shape legs. I picked up a set of these knowing I wouldn't be doing a ton of riding on technical terrain for a while. I was surprised at how well these will grab the trail. In certainly not riding big rocks on these but for pretty flat single track to commuting on the road these won't disappoint. I've not had to use these in wet conditions so not sure how they perform when wet.
I got these tires for some urban riding and I am very happy with them. Very good traction on concrete, asphalt, and hard pack. Rolling resistance is higher than I expected. There is almost no lateral play pushing them in turns. Did I mention grip...very nice grip at all angles. Installation is easy like other Maxxis tires. If you worry about weight, don't get these. If you want a solid tire to bash around on, these are them.
The Holy roller is a good tire if you are mostly ridding pavement. The knobs are very wide and low, with a smooth surface. This makes the tire very slippery on dirt. Maxxis makes the Maxdaddy for 24" and 20" wheels but not for 26" That tire is great in hard pack and rocky trails, and pavement! The Holy roller is the street version of the Maxdaddy. The round body is great for cornering on pavement and the tires make the bike look like a Motoard! Maxis tires seem to last me quite a while witch is nice. If you ride in leaves, mud, gravel, or anything else that isn't pavement I don't recommend these tires for you.
I've ran these in both the 2.2 and 2.4 flavors and love them. The Holy Roller is a good alternative if you are looking at something like the Hookworm tire. Its a lighter weight tire and offers more traction. Overall, a great urban tire that you can take to the dirt with.