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Folks, This is not the case on this tire, The tread pattern IS a-- backwards, I am open to others who has this tire, I am not a tire tech, But sure am hoping others who has this tire will chime in. Again Thanks for the replys, Charlie
I have a set of commander II's on my bike.

I'd like to see a picture with the tread and the arrow.






If I think about it I may post a picture of mine.

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I think that I would prefer to mount the tire so that the water shedding sipes are in the proper direction, forcing water away from the center of the tire.

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Folks in post,the 3 HDs that had the same tire on them and the tread pattern was pushing the water inwards. If you go to Bike Bandit site and click on a front tire 110/90/19 tire and go to the reviews the first one says "The tread pattern appears to be backwards" I called them and talked to a nice fellow named John. He told me that all he does is sells them. There is no tech line at that site for tires. Jeff, how is your tread pattern? John, If I reverse the tire, Would the internal plys be backward instead of for braking? I bought this tire to put on the trike that I have. I will take pictures and try to post, Also when I get time, will call Michelin tech line. Folks, I really want to Thank You for all of the replies. All we want is a tire that is safe for Granny and I without any thoughts in my mind at 70 MPH! again Thanks Charlie
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Good grief! You are saying that Michelin has released a dangerous tire.

Get a grip Charlie. There is no way their engineers/customer relations/legal department, would let that happen. And again, if you look at the other tires out there, the majority have what you are calling backwards tread.

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Just for reference.



Refer to the rotation arrow branding on the tire's sidewall.

The arrow indicates the direction in which the tire should turn.

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If there is an arrow there, go with the arrow.

Think of it this way, what percentage of the total time/miles are spent with that tire under severe braking force?

I rest my case, put it on so that the rain sipes force the water away from the tire's center so it won't hydroplane.

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OK, OK I looked the OP is right.

I'll Go take a picture.

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Front tire is wrong 130/90 16
tire.jpg

Rear is right 150/90 15
tire1.png

They are still good tires.

Guess I've had my front one backwards all this time and did not realize it

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Charlie in nc my advice is you install the tire so water is pushed away from the center line.

If you want to be the squeaky wheel let us know what transpires.

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Is there another arrow on the side of the tire?

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