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What tires are you getting?

  • PIRELLI SCORPION VERDE ALL SEASON (21" Road)

    Votes: 6 17.6%
  • PIRELLI SCORPION ZERO ALL SEASON (22" Road)

    Votes: 9 26.5%
  • PIRELLI SCORPION ALL TERRAIN (20" All-Terrain)

    Votes: 19 55.9%
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Nice info on Rivian's Pirelli tires.

 

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Interested to see what poll results are like on these tire options. Mind adding a poll here @Sultanum?
I'd put myself down for Scorpion Verde, don't need anything special.
 

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I’m 20” AT all the way. My trucks spend a lot of time off the pavement and in snow/ice. I actually wish they had a 19” option, but I can make the 20’s work.
 

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As leaded as my feet are, I'm still buying my R1T to spend as much time off the roads as possible. AT's all day every day.
 

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I want the 20" wheels, but I want the all season tires on them. I'll be spending most of the time on pavement and would prefer a quieter tire with better range.
 

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I want the 20" wheels, but I want the all season tires on them. I'll be spending most of the time on pavement and would prefer a quieter tire with better range.
You're better off with 21's for maximum range and quietness.
22's would be best road handling with a slight reduction in range.

20's are going to be worst of the three for road use. The only reason to get 20's is for available off-road tread patterns in that size. If you don't want aggressive tread then don't get the 20's.
 

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You're better off with 21's for maximum range and quietness.
The problems with the 21" are (1) they are the least appealing design, and (2) the tire is an odd size that only Pirelli makes.

22's would be best road handling with a slight reduction in range.
Yes, I know that from reading the Rivian website. Lower profile sidewall tires give better handling at the expense of ride quality. No thanks.

20's are going to be worst of the three for road use. The only reason to get 20's is for available off-road tread patterns in that size. If you don't want aggressive tread then don't get the 20's.
Yes, I know AT tires won't be great on the road, but they won't last for ever. I can replace them with more comfortable, quieter tires any time I want. There are more choices for 20" tires, unlike the 21". The 20" wheels look the best to me and being forged, they are stronger and lighter.

I appreciate the apparent concern you have about my choices.
 

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I want the 20" wheels, but I want the all season tires on them. I'll be spending most of the time on pavement and would prefer a quieter tire with better range.
I'm thinking to see how quiet these AT's are, and if not quiet enough, get another set of 20" wheels and put street tires on 'em.
 

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Something to keep in mind. You cannot easily swap tires like you can on non-EVs. Tires for EVs need to 'handle' them. Weight, resistance, torque, etc.
As EVs become more popular, the tire options for them will not be far behind.
 

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Great idea, I just did it! Sorry I've been a bit busy.
Interested to see what poll results are like on these tire options. Mind adding a poll here @Sultanum?
I'd put myself down for Scorpion Verde, don't need anything special.
 

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Not for everyone, but here in the Northeast, I'll take the 20's and run them into the ground from April thru to the end of Oct, then run dedicated winter service wheels & tires from Nov to April.
 

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Are all the sizes low rolling resistant tires? Or, is that specific to the 21”? Thanks. I know little about tires.
 

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Are all the sizes low rolling resistant tires? Or, is that specific to the 21”? Thanks. I know little about tires.
I think just the 21”. The 22’s are a “stickier” performance type tire and the 20’s are AT. I don’t think there’s such a thing as low rolling resistance AT’s.
 

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But still no information about EPA ratings and cabin decibel readings for the three wheel/tire options. Will be VERY helpful in making my final decision. If the 20 inch wheels came with all season tires, and had good EPA/ decibel numbers, THAT would be my choice. A lot more options with 20 inch rims. But, that probably won't happen, and will go with whichever wheel/tire has best EPA range rating, likely the odd sized 21 inch.
 

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But still no information about EPA ratings and cabin decibel readings for the three wheel/tire options. Will be VERY helpful in making my final decision. If the 20 inch wheels came with all season tires, and had good EPA/ decibel numbers, THAT would be my choice. A lot more options with 20 inch rims. But, that probably won't happen, and will go with whichever wheel/tire has best EPA range rating, likely the odd sized 21 inch.
For me, “All Season” is a relative label. Here in the northern half of VT, we can realistically see snow 8 months of the year— Oct~May 😳 So, I’m thinking the 20” A/T’s with the 3 snowflake rating might very well be the perfect tire for my area. And, the 20” wheels are my top choice! 😁
 

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In Columbus, Georgia, we get an inch of snow about every 3-4 years. I am interested in the best road tires that have the longest range. Not willing to pay an extra $10k for the 400 mile battery. Right now our best guess is that the odd sized 21 inch wheels are going to be the least noisy with the greatest range, and that's my plan. I just wished Rivian had a 20 inch wheel option with "road" tires that would give us options other than Pirelli for replacement once the original tires wear out. If they did, bet it would be a VERY popular choice for those not wanting snow tires.
 

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There are lots of options for road tires on that 20” wheel. The 21” is the custom sized one.
 
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