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    rotation...

    ok, so tires have a "rotation" marking, considering that the forces on the contact patch are kinda opposite for the front and back, assuming on the back your aim for traction is accelerating, and on the front braking.

    Now does that mean really the front should be mounted back wards?

    Looking at the minion DHF, it seems to have ramps that face forward, which would seem counter intuitive for max bite when braking...

    Thoughts?

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    the bumps might act more as an anti-locking (skidding) pattern.. Just my two cents.
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    Yes you could gain braking traction, but at the sametime all your cornering traction could be gone.
    That's my 2cents

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    Quote Originally Posted by essenmeinstuff
    ...Looking at the minion DHF, it seems to have ramps that face forward, which would seem counter intuitive for max bite when braking...

    Thoughts?
    the ramps face backwards while at the bottom... when they're on the ground... then flat edge is forward... for better braking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highroller
    the ramps face backwards while at the bottom... when they're on the ground... then flat edge is forward... for better braking.
    Yeah I figured that out lol, had a momentary lapse of reason that night... and I swear on my second first born that beer had absolutely nothing to do with it

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