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    Running a Crossmark in Reverse

    What would be pros or cons of doing this?

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    Do you own one? If so then it's quite obvious, if not then here's a pic to help out.........

    Easiest obvious things should be, more rolling resistance, less braking traction, more climbing traction. Don't know if these are true or not as I never have bothered to run mine any other way but "normal", as I always had loads of grip and like my braking traction
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    I think you are right on all three areas.

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    Why not bloodyknee? Run it like you like it....don't let the tire police scare you. Mess around with whatever you like.
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    I am not sure. My bike only has forward gears. No reverse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodyknee
    I think you are right on all three areas.
    But try both directions and see what works for you.

    Switching directions also changes the cornering feel.
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    I'm actually running in reverse right now. Trails are closed so I can't provide a real comparative report.

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    for the rear i reverse it and it seems to work better in trails in terms of braking and cornering. but i switched recently to rr and wont turn back due to its awsome weight and good trail traction and very good rolling.

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    I'm running 2.1 XMark the normal way on the rear. Grip's pretty good going up when I get the the pressure right (25~30psi range). Ofcourse on really muddy conditions, it's not going to perform.

    I've seen people running it backwards, thread wise. According to them, it gives better pedaling grip, but then they're running high pressures with them.

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