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Old 06-22-10, 12:39 AM
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Specialized Pro II tire direction

Which way should this tire be faced?

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...jsp?spid=42725

When I look at my tires from behind it's the same as this picture. Is that right? Is there a rule about directions on tires like logo side is crank side or something?


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Wow...I thought this would be easy...and then I saw the picture.

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I doubt it matters. That teeny bit of tread is likely just decorative.

Have you checked the sidewall for a rotation arrow? Many of the Specialized-brand tires have them.
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If there's no direction arrow, direction doesn't matter. Install the tire with the logo on the drive side and adjacent to the valve stem.
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Originally Posted by mrrabbit View Post
Wow...I thought this would be easy...and then I saw the picture.

=8-(
Glad to know it's not just me I almost took a spill cornering the other day so I inspected the tire then realized I couldn't figure out if that was the way it went.

I just found this on the specialized website in regards to their Armadillo tires though and it probably applies to my tire as well so problem solved:

"That tire has a very subtle pattern, and honestly, that pattern is so small it does not really make a directional handling difference depending on how the tire is mounted.

Traditionally, the silver label that says "all condition" is mounted on the right side of the bike, the same side as your drivetrain. That indicates the suggested direction of tire roll in every tire."
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