Pro-Line have new 1/10th buggy and 1.9″ crawler tyres available in the form of the Positron 2.2″ buggy front and Interco TSL Bogger 1.9″ G8 Rock Terrain truck tyres. Starting with the buggy tyres, the Positron tread is already available as 2.2″ rear tyre – it is the 4WD buggy rear control tyre at weekend’s Reedy International Offroad Race of Champions – and it now also comes as 2WD and 4WD front variant. The tread design pays homage to the Electron and ION tyre. Connected bars shoot off at angles that have been specifically designed to provide ideal steering feel when combined with the Positron rear tyre and it is also directional, which adds another tuning option for the racers always looking for that extra edge. The tyre is available as dedicated 2WD and 4WD front variant in M4 super soft and MC clay compounds including blue closed cell inserts.
Coming from HRC Distribution’s HRC Racing brand are the inflatable HRC Crawler XL 2.2″ tyres. Designed to fit nearly all 1/10th scale 2.2″ crawlers, the tyres come on 12mm hex beadlock rims that allow to adjust the tyre pressure by using the supplied inflating tube and a bicycle air pump. The tyres come in sets of four including an inflating tube and with red or silver beadlock rings.
Horizon Hobby have introduced five new pre-mounted Dynamite tyre sets for 1/8th and 1/10th scale monster trucks. Starting with the 1/8th scale variants, the Speedtreads Devices and Neutralizor tyres come on Losi LST compatible dish rims with 20mm hex drive and they offer grippy treads with the Devices being a pin-type design while the Neutralizor is a road/multi-surface offering. The tyres include low rebound foam inserts and they feature white sidewall lettering for cool looks and easy identification.
Sweep Racing have introduced the new X4 Carpet Grabber indoor carpet track traction compound. The tyre additive uses a special formula that provides consistent traction over the whole run and it comes in a newly designed 75ml bottle with 26mm sponge applicator for even application of the sauce.
Active Hobby Products have introduced the liquid bottle marker, a dedicated container and applicator for tyre traction compounds. Featuring a specially shaped square-type foam applicator that helps to apply tyre sauces more evenly, the bottle is usable with touring and formula rubber wheels but it is also good for the use with 1/10th and 1/12th foam tyres.
Coming from Yokomo are the CRT foam tyres for 1/12th scale pan car racing. They are unique the a way that they utilise different diameter foam rings, allowing to use the inner ring as it is while the outer ring need to be cut to 115mm of length before using it on 37mm diameter wheels for practice purposes. Each foam ring is 3mm thick meaning the tyres are nearly race ready to current standards. The CRT foams are available in several compounds such as the L rubber for high-grip CRC carpet, the intermediate R variant for all-round and low traction use while the S compound is best suited for mid-traction ETS-style carpet. The L and S rubber is available for the front and rear while the R compound comes for the rear end exclusively and each set includes a total of eight rings, four small and four large.
Coming from HRC Distribution are the HRC Racing Pathfinder 1/10th monster truck tyres. They sport a multi-surface tread and a special rubber compound to provide very high grip on a range of surfaces. The tyres come pre-glued on 5-spoke rims with 14mm hex adapter, making them suitable for a range of trucks including Team Magic’s E5.
Pro-Line have introduced two new pre-mounted 1/8th buggy tyres and a compound update for the poplar Holeshot 2.0 tyre. Starting with the pre-mounts, available soon is the ElectroShot 1/8th buggy tyre on white disc wheels. The tyre tread comes from the mind of Ty Tessmann and is designed to perform just like a Hole Shot 2.0 while lasting significantly longer. The tyre is available in X2 medium and X3 soft compound.