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I've got my tyres, but which way round should I put them?

calluma11calluma11 Posts: 7
edited June 2013 in Tour & expedition
Hi guys,
So i had a £40 voucher and bought a couple of tyres today. I had to get 2 different types because they didnt have too much in stock at the time (I go on my tour friday so want to give them a run out etc)

I'm just wondering which way round to put them.


Part of me thinks the one on the left should go at the back to prevent my back end sliding out under the pannier weight, but part of me thinks it should go at the front because it's turning. I'm pretty confused





  • nunowoolmeznunowoolmez Posts: 865
    Is this a wind up?
  • andymillerandymiller Posts: 2,856
    You'll be fine either way - just check to see if there's an arrow on the side showing the direction of rotation.
  • MindermastMindermast Posts: 124
    Ah, not rotational direction, but which one to the front?

    I'd say, the left one to the rear because it looks like it could produce more traction. And most of the time, there is more weight on the rear wheel, so the profile matters more there.
  • calluma11calluma11 Posts: 7
    Right, i'll pop them on tomorrow.
    Thanks guys :)
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