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Rotating Tires(4 posts)

Rotating TiresBill RHIT
Feb 16, 2002 12:28 PM
I have about 1200 miles on my Michelin Axial Pro tires and I am thinking of rotating them. I know to swap the front with the back. My question is, when rotating tires, should they keep the same forward orientation or should I flip them around so they roll the opposite direction?
re: Rotating TiresKEN2
Feb 16, 2002 1:23 PM
Doesn't matter, you're still putting your front teeth at risk. Always keep the best tire on the front for less likelihood of flat or blowout. When the rear wears out, move the front to the rear and put a new on on the front.

This topic has been discussed before in the last few months on this site--you might try a search.
re: Rotating TiresSamcat
Feb 17, 2002 5:18 AM
Front to back; back to trainer/rollers on old training wheel...

re: Rotating Tirestarwheel
Feb 18, 2002 5:11 AM
If you're gonna rotate tires, it's best to do it when you've got much less mileage (eg, 500 mi.) than you do now. Some people only get 1,500 miles from Axial Pros (rear), so you could be putting a nearly worn out tire on the front -- not a good idea since a flat in the front could cause you to wreck.

With 1,200 miles on your tires, your best bet now would be to buy some new tires and move your front tire to the back, and put a new tire in front. That is probably the safest way to "rotate" bike tires. Your rear tire that is on there now should be good for 1,500 to 2,000 miles based on my experience and others who have posted here on this subject.