Mountain Biking - front tire on back wheel
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10-23-00, 11:13 PM
Well basically to cut a long story short, i've got a maxxis tire that is for front use only and i am going to use it on the back wheel for a while, running it in the reverse direction. Has anyone done this before? It seems to grip acceptably; the guy at the bike shop said that it'd be fine but i wanted a second opinion. Is this dangerous?
10-24-00, 12:22 AM
You should be fine, but dont expect as much performance from it as a specialty rear tire.
11-26-09, 05:55 PM
Ah heck man, try it. I do it. Tires that people and mags clamour about, sometimes don't impress me. I don't dwell on intended purpose or front/rear orientation. I just like what works for me.
Hahahaha...my nephew was running a Walmart semi-slick on the front and a IRC Mythos front specific tire on the rear today.:lol: Worked for him.
11-27-09, 04:27 AM
Hahahaha...my nephew was running a Walmart semi-slick on the front and a IRC Mythos front specific tire on the rear today.
The Mythos front is an excellent back tire for XC.:)
11-27-09, 06:54 AM
.......... but dont expect as much performance from it as a specialty rear tire.
Why not??? Have many front or rear specific tires have you played around with? I know a lot of guy's that run a Minion front on the front and back of their DH rigs I'm running a front specific tire (Nokian) on the rear of my trailbike right now with great results.
11-27-09, 04:14 PM
11-28-09, 06:36 PM
Even flipping them over from the originally intended orientation can result in good traction.
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