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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:59 pm 
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I have just glued my Yksion tubulars on the wrong way round. Powerlink (harder compound, supposedly) on the front and Griplink (softer compound, supposedly) on the rear.

Does it really matter?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:29 pm 
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It will mean a little less grip on the front I suppose so steering at speed in the wet might be affected.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:49 pm 
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The rear would wear out much faster from what others have stated. I truly believe that there is a significant difference between the two.....similarly to the Continental Attack/Force.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:08 pm 
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Great... I hope the glue hasn't totally gone off tomorrow.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:12 pm 
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Switch them around. Not that big of a deal and I am sure it has happened to most of us.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:16 pm 
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The pro teams sponsored by Mavic run GripLink front and rear. So i guess it can be done.

But as ou only have those two i would also suggest just switching them around.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:41 pm 
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Pulled them off. Will reglue them tomorrow. Thanks!

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:23 pm 
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Why couldnt you just turn the rim on the front around? Is it unidirectional or something?

Back, well, you have to pull it off and hopefully reglue.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:31 pm 
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Zigmeister, you have misunderstood the OP's not so clearly worded thread title, even though the post itself seems quite clear. He has mounted what should have been the front tire on the rear wheel, and what should have been the rear tire on the front wheel.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:16 pm 
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Hi,

Must be that Ziggy Stardust..... :lol:

Anyhow....Do you guys feel it makes any difference at all?

Ciao, ;)

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:52 pm 
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I pm'd MavicZach. He said that it GripLink on the rear would wear quicker than normal and you would have less grip on the front with a PowerLink. In a tri/TT situation no biggie but best to swap them if you ride crits, which I do.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:29 pm 
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While they are off, do yourself a favour and go buy some conti GP4000S and glue those on instead

I tolerated the mavic rubber for a week in the dry where it was comparable in grip to the conti's. Then it rained. The Mavics were death traps in the wet. eneded the ride early and stuck GP4000S on and grip back to normal levels

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:06 am 
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+1 2011/2012 mavic tyres were wet weather death traps. Pretty good dry weather tyres though, comparable to Michelin pro race 3 clinchers. maybe for 2013 we will see a new compound.
I've heard the pro team versions were different to commercially available tubs, and that quite a number were other brands rebadged.

Not sure i'd prefer Conti's, a bit rigid for my liking, definitely safer in the wet though!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:52 pm 
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Wow -- that's sort of obvious, but I never thought about it: makes a lot of sense to use a softer compound in the front.

Reglueing tubulars is no big deal and doesn't yield a measurable increase in rolling resistance according to Al Morrison's data.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:14 pm 
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Well I've run out of time to reglue them as I'm back off to university tomorrow. I'll glue the wheels in march again, I might see if I can't get a deal on some Veloflex or something else in the meantime.

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