Continental 4 seasons rolling direction?

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wilwil
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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.

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TobinHatesYou
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by TobinHatesYou

You posted the same thing 3 years ago. Does it really bother you that much?

dannywin42
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by dannywin42

It clearly bothers you that it bothers him that much

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AJS914
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by AJS914

I rode GP4000s for years before I even realized that there were directional arrows!

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by dannywin42

I didn't think they would spin backwards

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3Pio
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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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alanyu
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by alanyu

Oh, shXt. I think I mounted in a wrong direction for my friend, as I judged it by the pattern only......

zirxo
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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.

Lieblingsleguan
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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.

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Miller
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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.

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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:

wilwil
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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.

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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"

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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 :)

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