New gravel and MTB tyres from Pirelli’s 2020 range

Legendary Italian tyre manufacturer talks us through its 2020 gravel and mountain bike tyres

We caught up with Pirelli at Eurobike 2019 and, as you might expect, there’s a lot going on in its gravel and mountain bike departments for 2020. In this video, Pirelli’s stand rep, Sam, talks us through some of the highlights from the new ranges.

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2020 brings new sizes to Pirelli’s Scorpion MTB tyre range, which initially launched earlier this year and is designed for more aggressive riding on rough terrain, and features a new patent-pending side-wall reinforcement technology.

This new technology sees the whole sidewall protected, so puncture protection should be greatly increased. Pirelli says it will also allow riders to run lower pressures for better handling and comfort. We’re certainly looking forward to testing it out ourselves.

Pirelli’s new gravel offering is called the Cinturato range, and it borrows heavily from its MTB tyre technology. There are a number of different tyre treads, sizes and widths, all designed for various terrain and applications, and there’s also a tan wall option for the fashionistas.

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Check out the video above for all the details.