BSR distributors Hoeco have introduced the new M-Pin and Lilly 1/8th buggy tyres as well as BSR’s new tyre compound. Starting with the M-Pin tyre, the unique medium pin tread was developed for racing on astro and carpet tracks. It comes in a new astro turf compound best suited for dry tracks while the tyre is also available in the proven, soft S compound for wet conditions. Also new is the Lilly called modern long-wear and multi-directional tyre. Designed to excel in all track conditions ranging from rough high-bite to polished low-bite tracks the tyre is meant to offer exceptional traction and a long tread life. The tyre is available in soft, super-soft and the all-new xtra-soft compound. Both tyres come pre-glued and in a zip bag for easy storage and transportation. View more images here
Sweep have introduced their new Defender-T tyre for 1/8th scale truggies. Based off of the Defender buggy tyre the truggy-specific variant builds on the new V2 carcass with a reduced width and rounder shape, providing a more constant driving feeling on bumpy tracks while also creating more forward drive. The square-type tread along with refined pin spacing will create tons of side-bite and the tyre is available soon in YX, SX, BX, RX, and WX long-wear compounds.
During last weekend’s ROAR Electric Off-road Nationals in Omaha, Nebraska, JConcepts have introduced the new Space Bar front and rear 1/10th scale buggy tyre. Based off of the popular Dirt Webs, the Space Bar offers a slightly more open tread which will break in quicker while the front tyre’s tread spacing and thickness offers an improved contact surface, making for a nice and direct steering feeling. Adding to the 2WD front and general rear tyres will also a 4WD front variant with all tyres becoming available soon.
Coming from Pro-Line are several new off-road tyres in the form of the Electron Lite 2.2″ rear buggy tyre, the pre-mounted 2.8″ Destroyer truck tyre as well as a range of Interco TLS SX Super Swamper tyres. Starting with the Electron Lite 2.2″, the tyre is similar in tread design to its big brother but has a lower profile carcass shape and smaller, more densely packed pins for improved performance on those pure clay tracks with little to no dust. Furthermore the tyre features connected tyre tread technology that improves traction and wear on even the most abrasive of indoor track conditions. The square centre pins laid out between the connected tread provide consistent forward and side bite. The tyre is available in M4 super soft and MC clay compound.
New from Revolution Design Racing Products comes the Ultra Tire Glueing Set. Containing a bottle of RDRP’s all-new Ultra Tire Cleaner, a bottle of the popular Ultra Tire Glue as well as a total of eight RDRP Ultra Tire Bands, the comprehensive set includes everything needed to prepare several sets of 1/10th buggy, 1/10th short course and even 1/8th buggy tyres.
Coming from VP Pro is the Tyre Collector for 1/8th scale buggy wheels. Made from aluminium and designed to hold all industry-standard 17mm hex rims the tyre holder helps to easily and conveniently store tyre without having to worry about mixing them up. The tool comes black anodised and with laser-etched VP Pro markings.
Sweep Racing have introduced the Hydroedge 1/10th touring car wet weather tyre. Made using a special rubber that is softer than standard and coming with a unique tread pattern the belted tyre is usable in both damp and wet conditions. The tyre with the part number EXP-WT is the official wet weather tyre for the 2016 ISTC World Championships on Beijing and it will complement Sweep’s EXP-36R2PG dry weather hand-out tyre.
Italian company Hot Race Tyres have introduced the new Amazzonia 1/8th buggy tyre. The small pin tread makes for an overall low weight in combination with an exceptional wear rate, even when using soft compounds. The tyre is best used in high-wear and low-grip track conditions and it is available in hard, medium soft and super-soft rubber from end of July with a first batch being on sale track side at the forthcoming 1/8th Nitro Buggy Euros in Spain.