Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Wisconsin, 25 miles north of Milwaukee
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There is a thread on here somewhere on the same subject. In the end, it wasn't a pretty discussion.
You may want to search for it anyway.
In the end - I recall that the manufacturers did not recommend it. I mentioned that if the tread has a "V" pattern, that it should be "reversed" because 1) that is how all front wheel "V" type treads are oriented, likely for best directional stability during braking 2) but that then puts the "rotational arrow" backwards, which may or may not cause odd sidewall flex and maybe heat build up, and maybe tire failure. On the other hand, forum members presented actual experience / evidence / photos that showed that mounting a rear tire on the front, with the "v" the "wrong way for a front tire" worked just fine, ... so far...