Final thoughts

Pirelli used all their resources for the research, development and testing of the Scorpion tyres. One goal was making tyre choice more simple, and it's important to view the range in that way. If you're used to see way more tyres in a brand's range, ask yourself if they actually differ that much? Pirelli have a tyre to suit the variety of terrain we ride in, in widths to suit whether you're after something more for XC and trail, or trail to enduro.


The wider the tyre, the stiffer the casing, and the tread and rubber is optimised for the use. From the models I have tested I have been highly impressed. With the LITE range coming to suit XC and fast trail bikes in 2.2 and 2.4” respectively, and 2.6” tyres coming later this year, the applications will only continue to grow. Best of all, the pricing is really good for the quality. These are highly recommended.
–     Thorough design and simplified choice
–     Great wear characteristics
–     Strength and airtightness

–     Not the absolute lightest
–     Might be room for eMTB specific models

RRP: $89 for 29x2.2”, $95 for 29x2.4”, $109 27.5x2.6"

More details of the range can be found on the Pirelli site HERE