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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 :cry: . 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.

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I apologize. The tire has exactly 37 semi paddles on it. I took my beverage out to garage and counted. I will have tire off and @ shop by 9:30 tomorrow morning. Early for this 2nd shifter. I'll post back after ride on Sun. :)

I posted pics in the "Show off your ride" forum. Can't figure out the transfer yet and too tired. Check it out if interested under: My 04 KX500 pics.
 

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Thanks man. :lol: I couldn't get the tire put on before Sun. ride. It's O.K though. I'd like to fully beat the stocker up before I take it off. No roost with stocker anymore, but still climbs well. I am excited to try this Pirelli out next time. I ride w/ 4-wheelers(400+cc's) and they put me in some hellacious hill climbs. This tire should help keep the wheel from just sinking. Tire should do just fine on the slow rocky trails too. I hope.

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well even the stocker is way better then whats on my bike now


they are bridgestone trail wings. nick name the death wing. they love to wash out and slide, espeically on gravel and mud. i can go fast if i have berms. rocky terrain tears them up. on me on the street, i lock em up and slide them all over. :twisted: Ive almost burned them away so i can get some aggressive knobbies on there.
 

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I'll swap my stock tire for that one. Just so I can see what this thing will do with pavement traction(somewhat.). My stocker is still good. Just rotatate the direction :wink: . On/off road you give up alot of the best from both sides. I already thought about getting a 2nd rear wheel just to try and have a different terrain(semi-street) tire for tuning. That way I don't rip off knobbies like I have. A cross terrain like you have I'd love to try.
 

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well mine doesnt look that good. ive been burning it up :twisted: . i can get an agressive set of dot knobbies for under 100 bucks. and since they are dot they are as good as a hard pack tire and wont wear out very fast. what size rear rim do you have? my bike is an 18" :(
 
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