Smorgasbord on the rear…?

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  • Bucko
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    Go for a ride and take some tyre levers and a pump. Either way i’m sure the grip can’t be any worse than your previous worn tyre

    Premier Icon composite
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    Tired both didn’t notice any difference. Currently it’s on the “correct” way round.

    Premier Icon pedlad
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    Postie brought me one of these to replace a worn rear so hoping to fit over the weekend. Question is , is there agreement on running it counter to the rotation arrow for the rear?

    I’ve seen people mention they’ve done it and a-ok, whilst another post said he hated it on the rear but no mention of rotation set-up.

    Premier Icon pedlad
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    I’ll be running it tubeless with gunk so don’t want the hassle of testing and swapping if I can help it….hence the question

    Composite – If no difference noted between the two I might go with the other posters statement about running it backwards. Have a crack at putting it on at the weekend.

    toys19
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    I’ll be running it tubeless with gunk so don’t want the hassle of testing and swapping if I can help it….hence the question

    Just turn the wheel round..

    Premier Icon Cheezpleez
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    What are the supposed advantages or reversing them? I have a couple of these in 29er flavour and find them quite drifty, in a good way. No problems with grip for forward traction or braking

    Premier Icon tmb467
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    Probably no difference but we used to do it back in the days of a panaracer smoke / dart combination

    Paddle effect on the centre of the tyre allegedly gave more grip when reversed and the blocks gave more support when they were reversed too

    As I said, probably a load of rubbish but its stuck with me.

    I shall await a qualified expert to point out the flaws in my story!

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