Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Silly Cone Valley
Shinko Raven 007.
I see two concentric red rings. What does that mean?
I read a yellow dot is the light part of the tire and should be mounted adjacent to the valve stem.
I read that a red dot is the part of the tire where the centrifugal forces pulling it away from the rim is the greatest (are they just trying to be technical and that means the heavy part of the tire?), and that should be mounted opposite of the valve stem.
I read that every mfg has their own way.
Shinko responded today, of course after I just had to have my bike ready to go... and they said any painted dot is the light part of the tire and should be mounted adjacent to the valve stem. So, are two concentric red rings considered a painted dot?
I put the red circles opposite the valve stem, after some thinking and coin tosses. The wheel needs 1oz opposite the stem to balance. I installed 1/2 oz there, because that is what I had, but now I wonder if I should bust the bead and rotate the tire around?
It rides fine as it is, as long as I remember the tire is new, which I forgot about this morning until on the freeway. Good thing it didn't leak!