Scorpion™ XC RC - a tire designed for the racer who seeks the best performance in all racing conditions while pushing beyond their limits
The Pirelli Scorpion™ MTB range was born from Pirelli's experience and know how in the world of off-road competitions. Rally and motocross are an integral part of Pirelli DNA and were the starting point for the research and development that culminated with the Scorpion™ MTB. The shape of the knobs was based on the experience and technology behind the Scorpion™ MX range, which has been used on every motocross and supercross race circuit in the world, winning more than 65 world titles.
The rubber compound used for the Scorpion™ MTB range is the product of intense research and development that succeeded in attaining absolute performance in both dry and wet conditions. Use of the exclusive SmartGRIP compound allowed the Pirelli specialists to optimise the design on the basis of the consistency of the terrain regardless of weather conditions, maximising the performance of the various knob shapes used for the Scorpion™ MTB range, for truly uncompromising performance.
Choosing the tread that best suits the terrain on which the mountain bike will be used allows one to enjoy absolute performance, in both wet and dry conditions.
With the Pirelli Scorpion™ MTB range changing tyres on the basis of weather conditions is no longer necessary, one need only focus on the typical consistency of the terrain.
The Scorpion™ XC range has been designed to offer high speed and grip performances in cross-country competitions. Lightweight tire that comes in ProWall version so that you will always get the best rolling efficiency and an absolute feeling of control in every weather condition. A tread pattern designed to handle modern XC courses: from man-made obstacles to natural terrain and from hardpack to loose conditions.
- Thread: The Scorpion™ XC RC tread pattern has been designed together with XCO World Cup athletes: low profile, thick central knobs offer minimal rolling resistance while higher lateral knobs allow fast cornering control. A tread design with no compromises.
- A supple 120 Tpi and TLR casing for added stability and grip.
- Single Compound: SmartGRIP Compound is an advanced compound developed using motorsport experience. The single compound provides constant high grip performance both in wet and dry conditions, even when the tread starts to wear.
SmartGRIP is a compound that uses cutting-edge advances in chemical technology to achieve two typically opposed features in off-roading: mechanical resistance and chemical grip. This compound is capable of achieving performance levels high enough that it can be used for the entire depth of the rubber used to create the tread. The use of a single rubber compound ensures that performance won't decrease as tread wear increases, which is usually a key defect of multilayer compounds. Pirelli selects the best rubber compound for every tread and every size, no compromise between grip and handling in wet and dry conditions.
ProWALL sidewall reinforcement technology increases puncture protection and improves handling at low pressures. An additional layer of Nylon fabric is applied over the casing sidewalls for extra protection and improved cornering stability.
testusage bikesport:MTB, Cross Country, Enduro, All-Mountainwheel size:29" (622mm)tire type:Folding TireETRTO:55-622TPI:120TPIpuncture protection: anti-tear tread compoundModel year:2020weight:695g