Two new 1/10th buggy rear tyres are coming from JConcepts in the form of the Twin Pins 2.2” and Nessi 2.2”. Starting with the Twin Pins carpet tyre, the tread features a dual spike design which is connected together to form a mini-mountain like silhouette. The Twins are rotated throughout the design to form a solid, pin rich environment so surface area is maximised. The tyre carcass itself has been refined, slammed to low-profile, high-speed standards and slimmed out to reduce weight in all possible areas. The centre section of the tyre is connected at the base by an ultra-low, winding “river walk” which strengthens pins near the base. The “river walk” can also extend the longevity of the tyre once the pins are gone, the “walk” retains some height for emergency long distance main events. The outside of a tire can make or break side-bite, too much pin and the tire can be somewhat tippy, while not enough yields a squirrely vehicle. The very outside of the Twin Pins have legs which extend out to micro pins giving the racer all-important support turning high-speed corners. The pink compound marked with two pink dots on the tyre represents a new compound for JConcepts, a medium soft material with healthy wear characteristics. The rear tyres include open cell inserts making them a complete set ready to mount, straight out of the package.
Over to the Nessi, the tyre is another option for the carpet and astroturf racing world. The Nessi tyre shares styling cues from its successful brother, the Lockness. Racing on artificial surfaces require a lot of stability and forward-bite and the JC design team went to work to substantially improve performance. The new tyre brings a new 3D blended pin-size, pin-separation and a light-weight and low-profile carcass. Designed in the industry standard 2.2” bead mounting size, the Nessi is very versatile and has shown to work in many natural and artificial conditions. The semi-circle protrusions, unique to the Lockness and now the Nessi are included in the centre section of the tyre and on the sidewall area. These details are important and the low semi-circles improves side-bite but also minimise grip-rolling instances associated with normal pins. The tyre comes in pink compound and including open cell inserts.