Pirelli presents Scorpion MTB, its first line of bicycle tyres dedicated to mountain bikes. As from manufacturer DNA, which develops all its products by focusing on the specific consumer’s needs, the Scorpion MTB range allows riders to freely choose the type that best suits their riding style, without fear of compromising the tyre performance. The characterizing concept of the new Pirelli MTB tyres is the proposal of a range of models designed for a variety of terrains, based on their consistency, from the hard to the softer ones. This line of tyres guarantees top-level performance in each size or version, regardless of weather conditions. In the new Scorpion MTB, the construction technology is not the same for all tyre sizes: each size earned benefits from a dedicated development.
The SmartGRIP Compound, the heart of the new MTB tyres, was produced in Pirelli’s Racing factories, where the engineering of the well-known F1 tyre compounds takes place. Thanks to this specific compound, the variable of climate or temperature does not affect the performance of the new tyres at all. This means they have been designed to offer grip and handling with all atmospheric conditions. The SmartGRIP Compound closes the gap between tear resistance and wet grip.
For its tests, prototype development and field testing, Pirelli relied on its proven Field Testing department in Sicily. Eight dedicated testers carried out over 450 tests on different surfaces and 40 data recording sessions, performing checks, measurements and assemblies on more than 800 different tyre prototypes and 7 different rim sizes. Pirelli Testing Department managed over 30,000 km with 95,000 m of total difference in height, testing and stressing the new MTB Scorpion tyres on all types of terrain and in different weather conditions to ensure success.
The Pirelli range dedicated to the mountain bikes consists of four models, defined by a name that is self-explanatory and by a colour code, which immediately identifies the terrain for which the tyre is designed: Scorpion H (Hard Terrain – red); Scorpion M (Mixed Terrain – yellow); Scorpion S (Soft Terrain – light blue); Scorpion R (Rear Specific – green).
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