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Continental 4 seasons rolling direction?

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:58 pm
by wilwil
Had to change rear tyre the other day and noticed that the direction arrow is the opposite direction to the older front tyre in regards to the tread pattern. Have Conti changed their minds as to which direction these tyres should roll? The new one was bought some time a go as a spare but its newer than the front tyre.

Re: Continental 4 seasons rolling direction?

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:31 pm
by TobinHatesYou
You posted the same thing 3 years ago. Does it really bother you that much?

Re: Continental 4 seasons rolling direction?

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:31 pm
by Weenie

Re: Continental 4 seasons rolling direction?

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:32 pm
by dannywin42
It clearly bothers you that it bothers him that much

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Re: Continental 4 seasons rolling direction?

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:46 pm
by AJS914
I rode GP4000s for years before I even realized that there were directional arrows!

Re: Continental 4 seasons rolling direction?

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:48 pm
by dannywin42
I didn't think they would spin backwards

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Re: Continental 4 seasons rolling direction?

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:34 am
by 3Pio
Sending u pic from my brand new 4Season (black colour sidewall)

As i can see same rotational direction as the pair i bought two years ago....Image

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Re: Continental 4 seasons rolling direction?

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:51 am
by alanyu
Oh, shXt. I think I mounted in a wrong direction for my friend, as I judged it by the pattern only......

Re: Continental 4 seasons rolling direction?

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:13 am
by zirxo
It doesn't matter how you mount it. They only have the arrows so people stop bugging them about which direction to mount the tyre.

Re: Continental 4 seasons rolling direction?

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:25 am
by Lieblingsleguan
zirxo wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:13 am
It doesn't matter how you mount it. They only have the arrows so people stop bugging them about which direction to mount the tyre.
Exactly. They said it was by far the most common "service request".
Therefore this
AJS914 wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:46 pm
I rode GP4000s for years before I even realized that there were directional arrows!
is because they only added the arrow when they went from the GP4000s to the GP4000sII to stop people calling them.

Re: Continental 4 seasons rolling direction?

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:43 pm
by Miller
Where there's visible tread you need to mount the tyre in the way that looks good. That means any V shape has to point forward. Because that is fast whereas pointing backwards means it will slow you down.

Re: Continental 4 seasons rolling direction?

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:44 pm
by alcatraz
It's quite obvious with gp5000 that it doesn't matter. The arrow on them goes the opposite way than the tread pattern would indicate. Water is pulled into the middle. :lol:

Re: Continental 4 seasons rolling direction?

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:47 pm
by wilwil
TobinHatesYou wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:31 pm
You posted the same thing 3 years ago. Does it really bother you that much?
You've got a good memory, I had forgotten. Apologies for repeating myself. It probably bothers me as much as it would bother you.

Re: Continental 4 seasons rolling direction?

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:38 pm
by TobinHatesYou
dannywin42 wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:32 pm
It clearly bothers you that it bothers him that much Image

I Googled for "4 seasons arrow" and his original post came up. I did think it was peculiar that he'd post the same thing three years apart.

Oddly some tires, I think Mavic Yksion Pro USTs do have different directional arrows on the same tire. "Front -->" and "<-- Rear"

Re: Continental 4 seasons rolling direction?

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:53 pm
by 3Pio
TobinHatesYou wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:38 pm
dannywin42 wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:32 pm
It clearly bothers you that it bothers him that much Image

I Googled for "4 seasons arrow" and his original post came up. I did think it was peculiar that he'd post the same thing three years apart.

Oddly some tires, I think Mavic Yksion Pro USTs do have different directional arrows on the same tire. "Front -->" and "<-- Rear"
A Long
Time ago
In Galaxy Far,
Far Away
There was a guy who preglued his perfect glued Vittoria Corsa G+ Tub
because he noticed wrong directional rotation after gluing... And no..
It was not his stupidy.. It was his OCD
That guy was me, 2 years ago :)

Re: Continental 4 seasons rolling direction?

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:53 pm
by Weenie