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Old 05-13-09, 09:09 PM   #1
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Newbie Help Tire Question

I just recently installed 2 new tires on my Fuiji Crosstown. I noticed after installation that there is a little arrow that points towards a certain wheel direction. I put the tires on the opposite way. Does it really make a difference? I hope I explained it right. I hate to reinstall the tires because I'm not too handy.

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Old 05-14-09, 11:27 AM   #2
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probably doesn't matter under most conditions. It's pretty common for mountain bikers to run front and rear tires in opposite directions in search of max performance, but I've never been able to feel a difference. You're certainly not going to fly off the road and crash because of it.
on the other hand, since you know they're wrong and you admit you're lame at changing them, wouldn't this be a good time to get some practice by turning them around? Removing and replacing tires is such a basic part of cycling that there's just no reason not to be good at it.
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I pretty much agree with VeloDog.

I doubt it makes much difference. If it was my bike, however, I'd have to turn them around because it'd make me feel like a dolt every time that I looked at the bike.
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Thanks guys I'll turn them around just to get practice.
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If you're riding on pavement, no directional arrows are ever going to matter. Seriously.
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Not too complicated to " turn " the front one around.
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