High Roller rotation direction question
is there a right way round to put these on?
I know on the side wall there is a rotation arrow but someone once told me that you should turn the front one round so that it digs in under braking but run the rear on the way they recommend so that it reduces the drag of them. is this true or was someone just talking horse-dung?Posted 9 years ago
I’ve only ever seen a reversed front Highroller. Never tried it myself, but I do run a Highroller on the front and a front Minion on the rear on the big bike. I reckon running one in reverse would increase the drag a lot, specially a 2.5 supertacky ground anchor.Posted 9 years agoglenhSubscriber
Due to the ramped bocks, they roll and brake best in the indicated orientation.
You might get better traction under power in loose conditions with the rear reversed as the edges would dig in, but it would also be worse on hard surfaces (eg. wet rocks) due to less of the block’s rubber in contact.Posted 9 years agoadstickMember
A blind test! sounds dangerous. 🙂
the ‘corners’ on the tread are the bits that make any tyre work. High Rollers are meant to be run so that the corners will work in the braking direction, the chamfered edge on the other side is the reason they are called High Rollers…
Some tyres are similar enough in both directions that you’re unlikely to notice a difference, however I’m pretty sure I’d notice if my front HR was on backwards.Posted 9 years agojamesMember
“I defy anyone to tell the difference. So confident am I in this assertion, that I will give £100 to the first person who, in a blind test, correctly identifies which was round the tyres are facing”
I’ll give it a go, an easy £100 up for grabs there. Just feel/touch the tread to work out which way round it is. It’d be dead easyPosted 9 years agorolymoMember
my continentals have seperate arrows for front and rear use on the same tyre.
suppose you just stick to what the designers advise, different patterns will work better reversed on the front -others may not be designed to be switched.
dont think i would reverse the rear, it would have to be seriously loose to make it worth the extra drag everywhere else.Posted 9 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
easy, no front brakign when the rotors on the wrong side :p
FWIW i ran my 2.1’s with the rear set to act as a paddle wheel on loose surfaces, and the front the other way round.
although running them both flat faces foreward would yield traction in certain contions ( bigger surcace area in contact and transfering the force, so lower shear stress, analogy: rub your hands together, now rub your fingernails accross your hand, which has the most friction?)Posted 9 years ago
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