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Vittoria Rubino Pro & directional tread pattern?(6 posts)

Vittoria Rubino Pro & directional tread pattern?TXRAIDR
Aug 2, 2001 7:12 PM
I've got a set of Rubino Pros and can't seem to find out if they're directional or not as far as the tread pattern goes. Normally it's on the side wall or something, but not on these baby's. I'll give the shop a call tomorrow after I check this out again. Thanks!

re: Vittoria Rubino Pro & directional tread pattern?k mand
Aug 3, 2001 7:59 AM
I have the same tires. Great durability, especially for training rides. Although there are no arrows and the logo is on both sides, the outer part of the tire patterns should be pointing forward. If your's are straight black it might be harder to notice.
re: directional tread pattern?Cliff Oates
Aug 3, 2001 8:38 AM
From the FAQ section on tire tread:

Tread patterns have no effect on surfaces in which they leave no
impression. That is to say, if the road is harder than the tire, a
tread pattern does not improve traction. That smooth tires have
better dry traction is probably accepted by most bicyclists, but wet
pavement still appears to raise doubts even though motorcycles have
shown that tread patterns do not improve wet traction.

In a nutshell, don't sweat it, it's irrelevant.
re: directional tread pattern?TXRAIDR
Aug 3, 2001 11:50 AM
Thanks guys.

CONTI 3000bear
Aug 4, 2001 7:00 AM
I just put on conti's 3000, is there a wrong way? Sorry to be so anal but I am about tires!
nope, just run the logo to the right.jw25
Aug 6, 2001 5:38 AM
The one rule I've heard for road tires is to put the logo on the right (drive) side. However, I really doubt it makes much difference - such a shallow tread pattern (and one that wears down pretty fast, at least ove the center) should work either way.