tyre rotation

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hainman
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tyre rotation

Postby hainman » Sat Oct 06, 2012 13:16 pm

i recently bought a conti rubber queen(just the cheapy) and put it on the wrong way round...DOH!!,i have rode it a cpl of times on canal paths and it seems ok but going to glentress tomorrow and im wondering if it will make it run like a coo and should i put it the right way round or just leave it,i dont want to comprimise the grip in anyway

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Re: tyre rotation

Postby petriodet » Sat Oct 06, 2012 14:00 pm

put it on the right way you'll wear the tyre out quicker if you leave as it is. i couldn't say about the amount of grip but i'd imagine that you get more grip putting it on the right way

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Re: tyre rotation

Postby hainman » Sat Oct 06, 2012 14:19 pm

thanks i will swap it round,only reason i ask is ive read ppl using front tyres as rear and vice versa
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Re: tyre rotation

Postby Chunkers1980 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 14:51 pm

Only you will really know. I have some conti's which it says to run different ways depending on front or rear.

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Re: tyre rotation

Postby cooldad » Sat Oct 06, 2012 15:37 pm

Chunkers1980 wrote:Only you will really know. I have some conti's which it says to run different ways depending on front or rear.

That's to give you braking grip on the front and drive grip at the rear.
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hainman
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Re: tyre rotation

Postby hainman » Sat Oct 06, 2012 16:48 pm

its on the rear i have it so its best to go in the direction it suggests??
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Re: tyre rotation

Postby The Rookie » Sat Oct 06, 2012 16:58 pm

Yes, but despite what petriodet says you on't wear it out faster....

The front rotation direcion is designed to maximise grip if it locks and your sliding, the rear if you 'wheelspin' it.


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