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Just received my Pirelli scorpion cross, semi paddle rear tire. Got it in size 110-90-19. Don't make it in a 120 . Thinner is better for the real loose stuff. I purchased this tire because I do some riding that calls for an intermediate terrain knobbied tire(rocky trails) and get put in some situations that, when on coal waste trying to climb steep hills, a paddle is required. Gotta love Southern PA. Well, A true paddle tire has 6-8 paddles only. Allowing sharp rocks at low speed to become a puncture issue. So, Pirelli has this MT410 rear tire that is still knobbi, but puts the knobbies at a c shape and only 10mm apart from each other. There is a small, 50+mm gap(around 2 inches) between the paddles. Tire has(an est.) about 24-30 paddles which help nearly eliminate the way a true paddle tire rides. There are 2 paddles always touching surface. Wish I could post a pic on this site. I have a digital camera. I'll let you guys know how it fares this Sunday if my local shop can do the swap for me. I don't have the time or proper tools before then. Like I said earlier, I will be doing all sorts of different terrains. Some low speed tight-rocky trails on compacted dirt. As well as low speed hill climbs in coal waste(shale) and high speed(70mph) straights on coal shale. No cracking the throttle on pavement w/this tire. Mud and sand designed but w/ punctures in mind. Very cool.