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Old 12-31-10, 09:16 PM   #1
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WTB Vulpine 2.1 as rear (reverse tread?) and Wolverine 2.2 in front?

replacing my very sloggy, nearly useless (except in the rare sudden bog) KENDA NEVEGALs...

i've got these two WTBs i want to play with and was planning at first to put the Vulpine 2.1 up front...and the Wolverine 2.2 in the back with the tread reversed (maybe)...

any reasons for doing one or both or all possible permutations? this may be an XC race set up but wanted to see what some folks thought (based on experience and/or 'theory').
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well, heck, how about two simpler questions:

1. how has the VULPINE worked for you?

2. the WOLVERINE?
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Vulpine works well for me on the rear paired with Mutanoraptor 2.4 front. Excels on hardpack but it performs surprisingly okay in mixed terrain. The Vulpine doesn't have nearly enough side bite to even consider for use on the front.
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thanks...do you have it in reverse tread? i still have that voodoo messing with me, ha
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thanks...do you have it in reverse tread? i still have that voodoo messing with me, ha
Not sure what you mean by the voodoo thing.

I guess you could run it backwards if you wanted marginally higher rolling resistance and perhaps marginally better braking? The only thing you'd sacrifice would be traction while pedaling and cornering.

But really who cares, go ahead and flip it. Tires are for experimenting. It's all about figuring out what works best for you.
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oh folks have said the reverse tread thing maybe makes a difference, but it might just be hoodoo or such...

and you're right, i usually just try things out in spite of the common wisdom, but i sometimes like to ask it's advice...sometimes it saves me a couple of headaches. often, it doesn't. thanks, nonetheless for your input.

if there's anything worth reporting after i try a few permutations, i'll report back. i am really disappointed in the NEVEGALS...i prefer my cheapie Michelin Country ATs...and Country Muds

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Not sure what you mean by the voodoo thing.

I guess you could run it backwards if you wanted marginally higher rolling resistance and perhaps marginally better braking? The only thing you'd sacrifice would be traction while pedaling and cornering.

But really who cares, go ahead and flip it. Tires are for experimenting. It's all about figuring out what works best for you.
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