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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:06 am 
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Why does the front tyre on the dr look like it should be the opposite direction ?
Like the tread pattern on the rear tire seems to be
facing the right direction, the front faces the other direction .


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:26 am 
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The biggest forces on the front work in the opposite direction as on the rear tire. Braking vs accellerating.

I guess that's why?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:20 am 
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The chevron needs to dig in under braking on the front, thus the road contact patch needs the 'V' pointed forward.
Opposite for the rear - you want it to dig in on acceleration, thus the road contact patch needs the 'V' pointed backward.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:22 am 
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Never thought of that, makes perfect sense ,, thanks.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:22 pm 
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It depends on the brand. The set of Mefo Explorer tires I bought have the direction-of-rotation arrows indicating the chevron pattern points forward on both the front and rear tires. I changed out the rear last year, but still running the front Mefo tire. Some have even suggested that reversing the direction of the front tire when cupping begins will help extend the life of the tire. I'm not sure I'd try that but it's an interesting idea.

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