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  1. #1
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    Apr 2008

    Stock Tires Stumpy direction

    I just got tubeless done at local bike shop and my rear tires tread pattern is opposite direction as the front one. The logos of the tires are on opposite sides. Do you think it matters or just leave it that way?

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    May 2006
    I don't think it's ever a huge deal to have the tread backwards, but the manufacturer usually will have "rotation arrows" on the tire itself for you to view. This is what they designed the tire to do and perform. Some tires may be designed to be installed the opposite, such as the Panaracer Fire Pro UST. The front is one way and the back is the other (stated on the tire). I've also read where a downhill pro purposely runs his tires the opposite way of the recommended.

    So check for the arrows and see if they are correct. If it's backwards and it bugs you, just take it back to the shop for them to flip the tires around. Good luck.

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