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    Rear tire in front

    My front tire is destroyed, I have a spare one but is for the rear. Can I use it up front? Thanks.

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    What sort is it? Some work better on the front than others. Many will do in a pinch. Some rears feature big "paddles" down the middle, for driving traction, and different edging knobs than a front tyre.
    My Cannondale Lefty keeps failing....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideknob
    What sort is it? Some work better on the front than others. Many will do in a pinch. Some rears feature big "paddles" down the middle, for driving traction, and different edging knobs than a front tyre.
    Its a michelin XL 2.0. Yes it does have big paddles in the middle

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    unless the tire's marked

    front and back, they should be the same. Jim

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    also some rear tires weigh more and you might not want the added weight up front, forks work better the less weight there is on the front try to find the spec on that tire to see.

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    you should be fine with the rear in the front. Just make sure you put it in the correct position. Tires usually have the rotation direction on the tire itself. If it doesn't then just follow the rear tire.

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