AKA Crosslink 1/10th stadium truck tyre

AKA Crosslink 1/10th stadium truck tyre

Hot on the heels of the AKA Crosslink 2.2 buggy tyre comes a dedicated 1/10th stadium truck variant. Featuring symmetrical open tread pattern the tyre will break-in quickly while providing exceptional forward traction. This allows to use a more aggressive steering setup without the worry of losing on-power control. The Crosslink has been designed for hard packed or blue groove, indoor and outdoor tracks and it is available in clay, ultra soft and super soft compounds as tyres with Red inserts.

Source: AKA [raceaka.com]

Thursday, February 4, 2016

AKA Crosslink 2.2 1/10th buggy rear tyre

AKA Crosslink 2.2 1/10th buggy rear tyre

AKA have introduced the Crosslink 2.2 rear tyre for 1/10th scale buggies. The tyre builds on the success of the 2.2 Chainlink and it features a symmetrical open tread pattern designed to break in quickly and provide a high amount of forward traction. This additional forward traction is perfect for today’s high-powered and allows a more aggressive steering setup without the worry of losing on-power control. The Crosslink has been designed for hard packed or blue groove, indoor and outdoor tracks and it is available in clay, ultra soft and super soft compounds as tyres with Red inserts.

Source: AKA [raceaka.com]

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Pro-Line release new 1/8th buggy tyres

Pro-Line release new 1/8th buggy tyres

Coming from Pro-Line are two new 1/8th buggy tyres and a compound update for the Fugitive tyre. Starting with the new tyres, first up is the SwitchBlade, a unique directional tyre with different tread on the outside compared to the inside, allowing to mount the tyre in the direction that suits the current track conditions. One side of the tyre has standard pins, which is ideal for loose or low traction conditions where the driver wants the tyre to add side grip and improve steering. When the tyre is switched to the other side, the tread is connected in a blade that reduces side traction in high-bite or edgy conditions. The pin size and pin spacing of the SwitchBlade is exactly in between the Hole Shot 2.0 and the Blockade, and the tread design also bears a striking resemblance to the iconic Hole Shot tread, but each lug is bigger, taller and more spaced out than the Hole Shot.

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Schumacher Mini Pin 1/10th racing truck tyres

Schumacher Mini Pin 1/10th racing truck tyres

New from Schumacher comes the Mini Pin 1/10th racing truck tyre. 1/10th stadium truck racing was extremely popular “back in the day” and is now making a comeback with events such as the EOS. With the growing popularity in mind Schumacher have now released the popular Mini Pin style tyre for carpet and astro surfaces. Available in the hardest blue, the popular yellow and wet weather/dirt super soft silver compound.

Source: Schumacher [racing-cars.com]

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

CRC Auto-True 12 volt tyre truer

CRC Auto-True 12 volt tyre truer

Calandra Racing Concepts’ 12 volt tyre truer has the power to cut 1/8th, 1/10th and 1/12th tyres with ease. It features automatic return – out and back – with both normal and reverse rotation. The machine also has camber cutting adjustments for putting a pre-cambered angle into the tyres and a micro-adjust feed dial allows for precise diameters. The unit comes with a standard high-speed steel cutting bit, however, CRC’s optional Final Cut truing bit helps to cut even through the toughest of foams. The tyre truer comes complete with pivoting dust shield and 12 volt cables but no adapter. Also available is the Ultimate Tire Truer package including that, on top of the tyre truer, includes the Final Cut truing bit, the True-All multi-adapter for 1/12th, 1/10th and touring car tyres as well as the Tire Sanding Paddle.

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Friday, January 22, 2016

CRC pre-mounted GTR tyres & chrome pivot balls

CRC pre-mounted GTR tyres & chrome pivot balls

Coming from CRC are the pre-mounted GTR rubber tyres and chrome pivot balls for the company’s line of pan cars. Starting with the tyres, the RT-1 rubber tyres come pre-mounted on black multi-spoke rims and they are designed for the use in World GT-R and rubber tyre oval classes. Their design and rubber compound makes for high durability and performance without any degradation even when used for many races. Also new are chrome-plated front arm pivot balls for the CRC ProStrut front end found on CRC on-road cars. The balls offer a super smooth surface and greater lube holding properties for the smoothest possible front end action.

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Schumacher Mini Pin 1 off-road buggy tyre

Schumacher Mini Pin 1 off-road buggy tyre

The Schumacher Mini Pin has become the market leading tyre for 1/10th buggy carpet racing and it is used as the control tyre for many race series worldwide including the EOS, DHI Cup and Schumacher Indoor Masters. To meet increased demand Schumacher have re-tooled the original Mini Pin tyre and introduced the Mini Pin 1. The new tyre will become available in yellow, blue and silver compound to replace the original Mini Pin, which will be phased out over the next few months. The Mini Pin 1 features improvements to wheel fitment and quality and the performance on the track is intended to match the original Mini Pin tyre. The Mini Pin 2 launched 12 months ago will also continue to be available. This tyre features a thinner carcass, provides more traction and is better suited to lower grip tracks.

Source: Schumacher [racing-cars.com]

Friday, January 8, 2016

GRP 1/5th scale bike tyres

GRP 1/5th scale bike tyres

GRP have added new 1/5th scale on-road bike tyres to their 2016 line-up. Both the pre-mounted front and rear wheels are available in the new M5 soft and M3 super soft compound as well as the R2 light rain/humid compound. The rear tyres are of a new shape for improved traction and side bite and all tyres are available pre-glued on a full rim or as open rim type.

Source: GRP [grpgandini.it]

Thursday, January 7, 2016

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