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mountain king dirction

baba123baba123 Posts: 235
edited January 2010 in MTB general
I would like to know iv continental mountain king 2.2 in wire bead are directional and if they are which way.
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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    If they are it will say on the tyre wall. Not that you can't run them the wrong way round.
  • BroonsterBroonster Posts: 440
    Yes, they are. There are arrows clearly marked on the tyres themselves dude.
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  • baba123baba123 Posts: 235
    well in that case theres one more question would running them one way give you more grip and the other way less rolling resistance
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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    It can do yes - can be good to experiment.
  • baba123baba123 Posts: 235
    well if you say they are marked on the tyre is it the centre part of the tyre(the triangle)
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  • RealManRealMan Posts: 2,166

    It will be on the sidewall, which is the bit where there is writing. Its usually a black arrow on black rubber, so if the tyres a bit muddy you might have to look hard to find it.
  • asdfhjklasdfhjkl Posts: 333
    Mountain Kings are directional, as marked on the sidewall. Can be hard to see, so I just use this method:


    See those triangles in the middle of the tread? They should point in the rolling direction on the front wheel, and reverse on the rear wheel.
  • richg1979richg1979 Posts: 1,087
    they are like that with the verticals so poss.
  • SplottboySplottboy Posts: 3,695
    There's a Conti - can't think which one, maybe there's more than 1 - which you run opposite to the logical way. That is, point runs towards you rather than away.
    Think the Double Fighter semi-slicks have a similar "reverse" tread.
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