Pirelli updates Scorpion enduro tyre range - New SmartGRIP compound and M tread pattern
Today, Pirelli has launched its revisions to the Scorpion enduro and e-mountain bike tyre range. Not only have they been designed and evolved to boost performance for all disciplines, but the brand has added a new rubber compound, and a burly ProWALL casing option has been added to the enduro tyres. The M tyre's tread has also seen a redesign.
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Pirelli's Scorpion range is made up of three different tyres to suit three different conditions. The S, claims to be best for soft conditions while the R is the rear-specific tyre in the range. There's also the M, which is said to be the most versatile tyre in the range, has been completely revamped.
The brand says that with this update, the tyre is even more versatile with a new tread and profile. Now, it's more aggressive with taller blocks that are reinforced to help support the tyre when under the loads expected of a tyre when ridden aggressively.
That's not all as there's a new SmartGRIP GRAVITY compound to complement the new tread pattern. To create this, Pirelli has adopted its extensive motocross and rally know-how to develop a rubber with a lower static stiffness value of around 50 Shore A to increase the tyres ability to conform and manipulate itself to the terrain while reducing vibration and increasing grip. This compound can also be found on the S model Scorpion enduro tyre and the E-MTB range.
Also benefitting the range is the new ProWALL casing which is said to be lighter than the existing HardWALL model that features full bead-to-bead protection. ProWALL gets its reinforcement from a nylon fabric, rather than a heavier rubber that's found on the HardWALL casing.
Prices for Pirelli's new Scorpion range start at £63 and go up to £70 for the e-MTB tyres.