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    BFL tread direction

    I've been under the impression that the correct way to run the Big Fat Larry tires is both front and back with the points of the tread design facing forward. But wouldn't it make more sense to run the rear tire in reverse? It seems that it would grip better when climbing and minimize slipping? Anyone run their rear BFL tire this way?
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    Yes I run the rear backwards. Pretty common practice when the BFLs where a little more popular.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    Yes I run the rear backwards. Pretty common practice when the BFLs where a little more popular.
    Good to hear! I switched mine last week. I remember someone (here?) saying the "correct" direction was facing forward on both tires. I was just curious if there is any reason to ever run the rear tire in that direction.
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    When I run them, I run them "backwards".

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    Re: BFL tread direction

    Probably doesn't make much difference.

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    BFL tread direction

    Quote Originally Posted by marathon marke View Post
    Good to hear! I switched mine last week. I remember someone (here?) saying the "correct" direction was facing forward on both tires. I was just curious if there is any reason to ever run the rear tire in that direction.
    Better braking grip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    Better braking grip.
    True...however with the most effective braking result happening at the front...in the hands of a proper rider...worth the trade?

    How many of us are proper riders?

    How to measure the gain in traction?
    Just like Fat Bikes...the posters on here can go anywhere...and do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultraspontane View Post
    Probably doesn't make much difference.
    I agree but I'll take any little bit I can.
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