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Old 07-04-2012, 01:27 PM   #1
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Owners of Dunlop Q2's
Does your front tires tread point in this direction as well?



The directional arrows are pointing the right way, but this seems to be counter intuitive in the tread pattern? I just want to clarify before I go rail high bridge and become another statistic because the tread pattern was the wrong way.

Thanks!

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Old 07-04-2012, 01:33 PM   #2
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That is correct

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Old 07-04-2012, 01:39 PM   #3
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I dig an image search on Google for your tire, and in every pic the tread was the same direction as yours.

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Old 07-04-2012, 01:43 PM   #4
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Awesome, thanks. I'm gonna go rail high bridge now.

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Old 07-04-2012, 02:00 PM   #5
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Isn't there an arrow on one of the tire sides?

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Old 07-04-2012, 02:01 PM   #6
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theres an arrow on them

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Old 07-04-2012, 02:09 PM   #7
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The directional arrows are pointing the right way, but this seems to be counter intuitive in the tread pattern?
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Isn't there an arrow on one of the tire sides?
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theres an arrow on them
Reading is your friend.

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Old 07-04-2012, 02:10 PM   #8
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The directional arrows are pointing the right way, but this seems to be counter intuitive in the tread pattern?
your over thinking this.


shocking.
go
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:12 PM   #9
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you're over thinking this.


shocking.
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fixed.

And I will, once I get off my comfy office chair and gear up.

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Old 07-04-2012, 02:15 PM   #10
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now i gotta go spread love just so i can Neg Rep a bitch

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Old 07-04-2012, 02:23 PM   #11
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......The directional arrows are pointing the right way, but this seems to be counter intuitive in the tread pattern? I just want to clarify before I go rail high bridge and become another statistic because the tread pattern was the wrong way.

Thanks!
Not counter intuitive if you think about the difference in the loads of your front and rear tires. Fronts spend their time stopping while rears spend their time accelerating; forces acting in opposite directions. You're much more likely to be a statistic "railing" brand new tires rather than their mounting direction. Be careful.

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Old 07-04-2012, 02:32 PM   #12
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I read it, I just really don't think you understand the concept of tire tread.

There's an arrow pointing the right way, because they're smarter than you.

It's not only meant to push water out, but force the treads closed upon hard cornering.

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Old 07-04-2012, 02:58 PM   #13
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Can't you flip a Q2 like a 211?

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Old 07-04-2012, 03:22 PM   #14
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I Ride: 2008 R6 Race Bike - #52 - And whatever's in the shop!
The Dunlop guys said this was the first year that the US Spec tires were flip-able.

So I would imagine the q2 may not be?

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Old 07-04-2012, 03:30 PM   #15
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fixed.

And I will, once I get off my comfy office chair and gear up.
Picture yourself at a steep lean and the pattern makes sense.

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Old 07-04-2012, 03:40 PM   #16
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You can flip q2's

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Old 07-04-2012, 03:50 PM   #17
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You can mount it the other way for single track and trials type riding.

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Old 07-04-2012, 04:34 PM   #18
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Not counter intuitive if you think about the difference in the loads of your front and rear tires. Fronts spend their time stopping while rears spend their time accelerating; forces acting in opposite directions. You're much more likely to be a statistic "railing" brand new tires rather than their mounting direction. Be careful.
Thank you for that info. That makes sense.

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I read it, I just really don't think you understand the concept of tire tread.

There's an arrow pointing the right way, because they're smarter than you.

It's not only meant to push water out, but force the treads closed upon hard cornering.
I wasn't questioning the direction of the tread or that dunlop is smarter than me, coming from pirelli tires, the tread pattern on the Q2's seemed "backwards" from what I know. Never said I was a mother fucking genius.

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Picture yourself at a steep lean and the pattern makes sense.
I did this while at the gas station having a redbull and a smoke, it made sense.

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Old 07-04-2012, 04:42 PM   #19
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You're much more likely to be a statistic "railing" brand new tires rather than their mounting direction. Be careful.
Yes This...

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