18 Feb 2022
PIRELLI, official tire sponsor of the Andalucía Bike Race by GARMIN advises you on the best tires to mount on your wheels in order to face the race with total guarantee and safety. A total of 6 days in which the tires, as well as the hydration, nutrition and know how to manage, make the difference.
Since weather conditions can be changeable, the terrain can be affected. Therefore, a versatile tire, effective for dry and wet terrain and able to adapt to more rolling terrain as well as more technical areas, is the best option.
Jaén has a dry climate and terrain, where there is usually sand and loose terrain during the 3 days. But at the same time we find more stony areas where the behavior of a tire makes the difference.
Cordoba has practically identical weather conditions, but its terrain is more singletrack, with fast and compact trails. This is most of the route of the last 3 stages of the Andalucía Bike Race by GARMIN.
PIRELLI Scorpion XC M for front wheel and PIRELLI Scorpion XC H for rear wheel
Thus, for both parts of the race, we can define that the ideal tire would be one that works perfectly in pedaling areas but performs in technical areas. Thus, PIRELLI's choice is the PIRELLI Scorpion XC M and the PIRELLI Scorpion XC H. Both tires are very versatile. They have excellent grip and an optimal tread surface for pedaling without losing traction and maneuverability. They are the most suitable tires for XC M or stage races where durability also plays a key role.
But the specific characteristics make each one more suitable for one wheel or another. For the front wheel the PIRELLI Scorpion XC M, a tire with more space between lugs to increase maneuverability; or for the rear wheel the PIRELLI Scorpion XC H, a tire for variable terrain but where speed remains a key element.
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