Running the Duro backwards

Anyone mounted a Duro tire in the reverse direction? Would it make a difference in riding skinnies? I was looking at the tread pattern and just wondering.

When I put the Duro on the wheel, I don’t want to take it off again. I was hoping someone had tried this experiment before to see if the it makes a difference backwards or forwards.

Cheers.

Re: Running the Duro backwards

Couldn’t you just turn the wheel around in the frame and switch the cranks?

A friend of mine has his Muni supplied with the Duro on backwards, seemed to have a little less grip on loose surfaces and didn’t turn as well on pavement, as for skinnies i didn’t try it but i don’t see why it would be any better, it genreally seemed to be less controllable all round.

Re: Running the Duro backwards

In article <teachndad.1mbws3@noemail.message.poster.at.unicyclist.com>,
“teachndad” <teachndad@NoEmail.Message.Poster.at.Unicyclist.com> writes:
>
> Anyone mounted a Duro tire in the reverse direction? Would it make a
> difference in riding skinnies? I was looking at the tread pattern and
> just wondering.
>

I’ve got mine on backwards. It was one of the changes I made when
trying to correct a tracking problem. That, along with boosting
the tire pressure is what finally got it to track straight for me.
Aside from that, I don’t think it made any great difference to the
grip it achieves.

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