tyre rotation

chatlow
chatlow Posts: 845
edited June 2019 in Workshop
Only just found that my gatorskin folding tyre on the rear has got the faintest of markings showing it's rotation, and yup, it's been on the wrong way for miles.

I've swapped it now, but just wondered what the cons are of it rotating the wrong way?

thanks

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  • imposter2.0
    imposter2.0 Posts: 12,028
    none - as you presumably now realise...?
  • whyamihere
    whyamihere Posts: 7,702
    It makes no difference. One some MTB tyres the tread is designed to work a certain way, but for a basically slick road tyre you can mount it either way.
  • chatlow
    chatlow Posts: 845
    thought as much - thanks both!
  • webboo
    webboo Posts: 6,087
    chatlow wrote:
    Only just found that my gatorskin folding tyre on the rear has got the faintest of markings showing it's rotation, and yup, it's been on the wrong way for miles.

    I've swapped it now, but just wondered what the cons are of it rotating the wrong way?

    thanks
    The pros might be you are 5 mph an hour faster.
  • Matthewfalle
    Matthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Webboo wrote:
    chatlow wrote:
    Only just found that my gatorskin folding tyre on the rear has got the faintest of markings showing it's rotation, and yup, it's been on the wrong way for miles.

    I've swapped it now, but just wondered what the cons are of it rotating the wrong way?

    thanks
    The pros might be you are 5 mph an hour faster.

    or you may be slower.....

    #justsayin'
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • awavey
    awavey Posts: 2,368
    there is none, it just annoys the pedants when they spot it
  • redvee
    redvee Posts: 11,922
    As long as the one side of the tyre rotates clockwise and the other side rotates anti-clockwise you'll be OK.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • First.Aspect
    First.Aspect Posts: 14,630
    This will not slow you down as much as mismatched tyres.
  • darkhairedlord
    darkhairedlord Posts: 7,180
    So long as tyre logo is aligned with valve you will be fine.
  • Matthewfalle
    Matthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    and remember, they only go flat at the bottom.

    #deflation
    #limp
    #flaccidtyre
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • aberdeenal
    aberdeenal Posts: 200
    There's a slight drag issue when the tyre is rotating the wrong way due to the shape of the arrow - you should notice the benefits now :-)
  • glyno1
    glyno1 Posts: 11
    having just the rear tyre's rotation wrong can cause the frame to stretch
  • darkhairedlord
    darkhairedlord Posts: 7,180
    Cut the marking off with a Stanley knife.
  • ayjaycee
    ayjaycee Posts: 1,277
    With Gatorskins, I doubt if you would even notice that they were on inside out never mind on the wrong way round!
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