That has been my experience, and I usually have changed out my front with a few miles left in it with my second rear. But, I checked the other day, and at 7k miles, my first set of Anakee 2s are wearing surprisingly evenly....Normally, Strom riders can expect to replace a rear tire twice, for every front tire replaced....a 2 to 1 ratio.
That's crazy. I don't think I would want them touching my bike again! You could have is switched the correct way and give it a try especially if there is a lot of tread left, but I can almost guarantee any shop/dealer is going to want you to replace it. It can't hurt to try to get the shop to replace the tire, especially if you bought it there. Good luck and let us know what happened.I had my front and rear tire changed (to mich anakee twos) by a shop (not a dealer) and after 2500 miles I noticed some irregular wear patterns...only to find out the tire was mounted wrong...directional arrow moving the wrong way...will placing the tire in its correct mounting reverse the unusual wear (cupping) or is the tire doomed and what about the shop's liability to fix the problem?