Pirelli launch new Scorpion mountain bike tyre range

Pirelli has announced the launch of a new range of category-focused mountain bike tyres to the UK market.

Pirelli have over 100 years of research and development in tyre technology, with tyres developed to perform in the highest levels of competition including F1, MX, WRC and WSBK. The updated ScorpionTM range completes the full lineup of bicycle tyres spanning road, gravel, MTB and hybrid/commuter tyres.

The updated model range includes XC, Trail, and Enduro and are available for purchase immediately. The tyres are available in a range of treat-patterns and sidewall options for a range of different conditions and riding styles. The models include S (soft conditions), M (mixed conditions), H (hardpack), R (rear-specific) and in the XC tyre range, RC (XCO race tyre).

The Pirelli Scorpion range uses SmartGRIP compound technology that uses a single compound optimised for every specific tyre to best suit its requirements. By using an advanced single compound, the tyres ensure that the chemical grip remains constant throughout its lifespan of the tyre, even when it starts to become worn.

Pirelli offer 5 casings across the updated ScorpionTM range. The ProWALL XC casing boasts excellent puncture and cut resistance from a 120TPI carcass whilst keeping the overall weight of the tyre competitively low. Pirelli also offer a LITE casing in the XC range for maximum rolling efficiency and suppleness in an extremely light package.

The ProWALL featured on the ScorpionTM Trail tyres shares a similar casing to the XC tyres, however, it features a sturdier 60TPI carcass that offers increased sidewall support and cut resistance for aggressive Trail riders. The HardWALL casing found on the ScorpionTM Enduro features bead-to-bread Nylon protection combined with a thick rubber insert over the bead.

Previously, Pirelli announced the technical partnership with the three-time Downhill World Champion Fabien Barel for the development of a new line of Scorpion MTB tyres. The new Scorpion tyres dedicated to the Gravity Racing world are already at prototype level and have already been tested by Barel himself.