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naked indian

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29er tire question.
« on: March 31, 2009, 03:41:04 PM »
Does anyone know of a 29er tire that works in both directions can be set up either way without having to be concerned.

Reason I ask is that I am contemplating getting one for my fixie.  I have a flip flop hub, but the tire is not flip flop so if in mid ride I wanted to turn it coastie I couldnt because I would have to flip the tire as well.

So any ideas? hit me with em, thanks!

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Re: 29er tire question.
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2009, 03:46:08 PM »
Does anyone know of a 29er tire that works in both directions can be set up either way without having to be concerned.

Reason I ask is that I am contemplating getting one for my fixie.  I have a flip flop hub, but the tire is not flip flop so if in mid ride I wanted to turn it coastie I couldnt because I would have to flip the tire as well.

So any ideas? hit me with em, thanks!

Show me where it says you can't run a tire in the opposite direction from the arrow on the sidewall...  anyway, crossmarks seem to have a pretty symetrical pattern, shouldn't slow you down if you decide you want to coast...

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Re: 29er tire question.
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2009, 03:54:29 PM »
Does anyone know of a 29er tire that works in both directions can be set up either way without having to be concerned.

Reason I ask is that I am contemplating getting one for my fixie.  I have a flip flop hub, but the tire is not flip flop so if in mid ride I wanted to turn it coastie I couldnt because I would have to flip the tire as well.

So any ideas? hit me with em, thanks!

Show me where it says you can't run a tire in the opposite direction from the arrow on the sidewall...  anyway, crossmarks seem to have a pretty symetrical pattern, shouldn't slow you down if you decide you want to coast...

good info, I will put cross marks on the list.  I seem to remember small block 8's having a pretty ambiguous pattern as well... not for sure though...

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Re: 29er tire question.
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2009, 03:55:10 PM »
Does anyone know of a 29er tire that works in both directions can be set up either way without having to be concerned.

Reason I ask is that I am contemplating getting one for my fixie.  I have a flip flop hub, but the tire is not flip flop so if in mid ride I wanted to turn it coastie I couldnt because I would have to flip the tire as well.

So any ideas? hit me with em, thanks!

 
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I think small blocks are same way too.

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Re: 29er tire question.
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2009, 08:31:08 PM »
the stans tires are unidirectional

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Re: 29er tire question.
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2009, 09:01:33 PM »
Have a cross marks on my 29'r .Fellow swamper pointed out to me that one was installed backwards (by the previous owner). I didn't even notice a difference after fixing it.
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Re: 29er tire question.
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2009, 09:25:57 PM »
one was installed backwards (by the previous owner).

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Re: 29er tire question.
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2009, 09:46:18 PM »
I'm almost certain the guy I bought the bike from is in the club.
 
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Re: 29er tire question.
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2009, 11:52:05 PM »
I'm almost certain the guy I bought the bike from is in the club.
 
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Re: 29er tire question.
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2009, 07:37:05 AM »
I think I may have mentioned it. (about the tire being backwards)  Not much of a difference but there small ramped blocked on the tires when turned around provide a little more traction on the rear whell during climbing.  Otherwise not much difference.
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Re: 29er tire question.
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2009, 09:40:17 AM »
Yup, it was you who spotted the backwards tire out at Boyette that day.
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Re: 29er tire question.
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2009, 10:28:48 AM »
Hey NakedIndian, My fiance runs crossmarks on here 26" bike and I have run the smallblocks on my 29er. I prefer the crossmarks b/c I think the tread is a little more aggresive, especially towards the sides. Both are great XC tires and are perfect for our local terrain. I also like their low tread profiles for commuting if the MTB is the flavor of the day. I dont think either would give you problems in the direction your looking to run them. Good luck!

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Re: 29er tire question.
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2009, 11:36:33 AM »
Hey NakedIndian, My fiance runs crossmarks on here 26" bike and I have run the smallblocks on my 29er. I prefer the crossmarks b/c I think the tread is a little more aggresive, especially towards the sides. Both are great XC tires and are perfect for our local terrain. I also like their low tread profiles for commuting if the MTB is the flavor of the day. I dont think either would give you problems in the direction your looking to run them. Good luck!

Ya imma prolly get a cross mark here soon.

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Re: 29er tire question.
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2009, 01:54:37 PM »
TDG? Gainsville?

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Re: 29er tire question.
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2009, 02:04:37 PM »
TDG? Gainsville?

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