PIRELLI LAUNCHES E-MTB TIRES
Pirelli, maker of top-quality tires for almost every wheeled sport on the planet, jumps into the fray with a line of electric mountain bike tires, called Scorpion E-MTB. They are tubeless-ready, the bead and sidewalls of the new tires are reinforced with Pirelli’s HyperWALL technology to further increase performance in terms of stability and pinch-flat resistance in the sidewalls.
They use Pirelli’s proprietary SmartGRIP+ compound, a reformulation of their Scorpion MTB tires, adding Lignin to the composite. Lignin is a naturally sourced chemical compound that enhances performance in the speed and torque produced by an e-MTB.
There are three models, M (mixed terrain), R (rear-specific) and S (soft terrain). The Mixed and rear treads are trail and all-mountain-oriented, while the S is aimed at Enduro riders.
They’ll be available on June 30, 2020 in 29″x2.6″ and 27.5″x2.6″. We have a set we are testing now, stay tuned for our first impressions!