Pirelli continues the evolution of its Scorpion range, adapting the catalogue to the increasingly varied and high-performance bikes available on the MTB market today. The renewal work has focused on the line dedicated to enduro bikes with longer excursion, as well as on e-MTBs, to allow an even wider and more complete range of use.
The Scorpion Enduro and Scorpion E-MTB lines currently include three different treads: S (Soft Terrain), R (Rear Specific) and M (Mixed Terrain), to offer specific solutions in different surface contexts. The M tread, the one designed for greater versatility, has been completely revamped and further extends its use thanks to a new knobs’ layout and a new profile, which is more aggressive but extremely versatile. The higher, reinforced blocks are now designed to withstand the high mechanical loads typical of an aggressive riding style and higher performance bikes.
The revamped Scorpion Enduro M and Scorpion E-MTB M are designed to be true all- rounders, aimed at those who use MTBs for long mountain rides but don’t disdain the occasional race.
The launch of the Scorpion tyres dedicated to the pure racing world of EWS and World Cup DH, which are being developed in collaboration with Fabien Barel, is instead planned for the coming months.
NEW SMARTGRIP GRAVITY COMPOUND
Further enhancing the versatility of the M design for Scorpion Enduro and E-MTB is the new SmartGRIP Gravity compound, developed drawing on Pirelli’s motorsport experience in motocross and rally competitions, where it is necessary to be able to rely on tyres capable of tackling very different terrains, climates, and riding styles.
In the new mix of materials designed by Pirelli R&D, chemical grip, smoothness, and tear resistance remain high and faithful to the design principles of its sister SmartGRIP. In the new formulation, the static stiffness value has been lowered to around 50 Shore A, thus increasing the tyre’s ability to conform to the terrain, reduce vibrations and increasing grip and driving comfort in more extreme situations. Debuting on the new M design, SmartGRIP Gravity is also updated on the existing S model of the Scorpion Enduro and E-MTB range.
ADDITION OF THE PROWALL CASING
Updates on Pirelli’s MTB line also touched the range of casing combinations on existing models and compounds. Today the Scorpion Enduro range is available not only in the HardWALL version, with bead-to-bead protection and rubber reinforcement insert, but also in the lighter and more rideable ProWALL, with sidewalls reinforced by a nylon fabric. In this way, an even more complete and modern range of uses and requirements is satisfied and updated to the great variety of performances that modern MTBs allow today.
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