Kyosho have introduced a range of option parts for the Optima 2016 re-release buggy. First up is an aluminium servo mount that makes for improved stiffness and cooler looks. The part comes gun metal anodised and it includes mounting hardware. Also new are hard-anodised 7075 alloy main chassis rails for improved looks and durability. On the performance side of things, Kyosho have soft compound pin tyres to offer. Measuring 43x86x40mm the tyres fit the Optima’s kit rims and the softer rubber compound improves traction and side bite. Finally comes a 2-piece set of 5-spoke rims for the Optima re-release buggy. Matching the kit’s design the rims come in black colour to make for a different visual appearance.
Italian company Hot Race Tyres have introduced two new rubber compounds for their 1/8th off-road tyres. The medium and hard compound will deliver increased grip especially in high ambient temperatures and they replace the previous compound. The new tyres will become available from early July.
Coming soon from Pro-Line are the Fugitive Lite 1/8th buggy and Transistors 2.2″ 2WD front tyres. Starting with the 1/8th-related tyre, the Fugitive Lite is the little brother to the World Championship winning Fugitive with a very similar tread layout but with significantly smaller pins. The smaller pins results in a lighter weight tyre that accelerates and brakes quicker while still maintaining great wear characteristics. The tyre fits most 1/8th buggy rims and it comes in X2, X3, M3 and M4 compounds and including closed cell inserts.
Italian company PMT have introduced the all-new Supreme X01 rubber compound for their 1/5th scale tyres. Aimed at dirty low-grip tracks the new compound will increase both the overall grip and tyre life by about 25 percent compared to the previous rubber. The 40 shore tyres are available pre-mounted on white P0 rims.
Revolution Design Racing Products have introduced their new universal tyre glueing bands. The special length allows to use these bands both with 1/10th and 1/8th tyres with the increased width of 25mm not only applying force on the carcass but also the whole tread. This ensures proper tyre fitment on the rim and thus a precise and reliable glueing job. The black-colour bands come RDRP-branded and in packs of four.
Turkish company MCD Racing have introduced their all-new Dirt-Xross tyres for large scale off-road cars. Specially developed for compact gravel tracks the heavy-duty design offers increased sidewall protection and wear resistance and thanks to a more dense tread packing the tyre offers increased traction at a reasonable wear rate. Like the recently introduced Micro-Stud V2 tyre, the Dirt-Xross will also feature MCD Racing’s new internal webbing structure and it is available in the ultra-grip blue compound.
New from Ruddog come universal tyre glueing bands. The well-thought-out length allows to use these bands both on 1/10th and 1/8th tyres with the increased width of 25mm not only applying force on the carcass but also the whole tread. This ensures proper tyre fitment on the rim and thus a precise and reliable glueing job. The red-colour bands come Ruddog-branded and in packs of four.
Xceed’s popular TH2 tyre heater is now also available with belt-type heat elements. An addition to the cup-style heaters, the belt-type elements come for a range of applications, such as 1/8th GT, 1/8th buggy and also 1/10th touring and formula. The lightweight and easy-to-store elements offer convenient size adjustment within a certain range, utilising velcro straps, and they are also available separately for current TH2 owners.