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    Hey there,
    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?

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    Dangerous? Nah

    You should be fine, but dont expect as much performance from it as a specialty rear tire.
    How come wrong numbers are never busy?

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    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.

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    Hahahaha...my nephew was running a Walmart semi-slick on the front and a IRC Mythos front specific tire on the rear today. Worked for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadRash View Post
    .......... 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.
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    ignitors ftw
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    Even flipping them over from the originally intended orientation can result in good traction.
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