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    This is a boring tire question... Shiggy you may know:

    I am running the Panaracer wire-bead Fire XC Pro 2.1's on my SS right now, and I installed the tire with the front arrow facing forward on the tire for both the front and rear (assuming that the direction arrow was designed to point to the front and rear of the tire). Soon after installing them though I realized that the tire may be designed to run in the opposite rolling direction for the rear (so that rear-------> was facing forward instead) meaning that the tire would have 2 different effective tread patterns for the front and rear tire.

    Can anyone confirm this? Sorry for the rambling post, wanted to explain it as clearly as possible.

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    New question here. Bump- Help!!!

    These are very popular tires... someone must know the answer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mp29k
    These are very popular tires... someone must know the answer!
    It's your choice to choose forward traction vs. braking traction + side slippage (more important in a front tire).

    Direction doesn't matter (much).
    (Now this is sure to get a comment)

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    Ramps forward on the front and ramps backward on the rear is the most common setup.
    Yeah I gotta question. You got any excuses tonight Roy ? -Antonio Tarver

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    If your tire has markings like this...

    < Rear Front >

    ... when the tire is used in the back the Rear arrow should point forward, when the tire is used up front the Front arrow should point forward. But that's just what the manufacturer thinks is the proper tread rotation, usually results in a scooping action in the back for traction and the opposite in the front for rolling ability.

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    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by dumbaSS
    If your tire has markings like this...

    < Rear Front >

    ... when the tire is used in the back the Rear arrow should point forward, when the tire is used up front the Front arrow should point forward. But that's just what the manufacturer thinks is the proper tread rotation, usually results in a scooping action in the back for traction and the opposite in the front for rolling ability.

    Is there a reason why some combo tires have only one rotation direction then?

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