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Old 04-09-10, 11:54 AM
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Panaracer XC Fire Pro install tire direction

I recently purchased a set of Panaracer XC Fire Pro's and noticed that it has a "front" and "rear" directional labeling on it.

Now my LBS installed (why not? they offered) them each in an opposite direction; the front tire matches the directional labeling, but the rear tire is in the opposite direction. So they're not directionally in sync. Is this correct?
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Generally, according to an article I found somewhere, the front should be oriented to have better traction while braking, and the back should be flipped to get the best traction while pedaling. I'll add the link if I can find it.

EDIT: AASHTA: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tires.html Scroll down near the bottom where it reads "Tread Directionality".

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Generally, according to an article I found somewhere, the front should be oriented to have better traction while braking, and the back should be flipped to get the best traction while pedaling. I'll add the link if I can find it.

EDIT: AASHTA: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tires.html Scroll down near the bottom where it reads "Tread Directionality".
Awesome, thanks!
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I have run them in both directions (matching one way, then the other) and there was not a distinct difference as it is a decently grippy tire both ways, particularly in UST form.
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