Hudy have introduced their all-new C1 1/10th touring car carpet tyres. A specially developed rubber compound ensues high quality, a long life and maximum performance on high-grip carpet tracks. The tyres are pre-glued using a fully-robotic automatic glueing line for the highest possible precision and very true running tyre and they come in sets of four including suitable inserts and mounted on Hudy’s white disc wheels.
Pro-Line have introduced these Hyrax 2.2” G8 Rock Terrain Truck tires. Designed from the ground up for maximum grip on the toughest terrain, the Hyrax tire is ready for anything the race might throw at you. The Hyrax features an aggressive and open tread pattern with each tread block containing multiple Sipes for incredible tread flex. The highly detailed connected tread on the sidewall of the Hyrax extends out for unmatched side-hilling performance. The Hyrax also features futuristic stepped tread blocks that create even more forward gripping edges that dig into slick rock like no other scale tire Pro-Line has produced to date.
Pro-Line have introduced a number of new additions to existing ranges of tires for 1/10th scale, the first being the Transistor 2.2” 2wd front in Pro-Line’s long wear X2 (medium) compound. The Transistor tread is the new kid on the block with 1’s and 0’s for tread which provides good, consistent steering and is ideal for outdoor blue groove conditions. The Electron 2.2” rear gets the same treatment with it too available in the long wear X2 compound. The Electron features connected tire tread technology to improve traction and wear on even the most abrasive of outdoor track conditions. The square center pins laid out between the connected tread provide consistent forward and side bite even when the track gets dusty.
Japanese company Nuclear R/C, the new brand from multiple Worlds Finalist Masao Tanaka, have announced the new line of Ulti 1/12th scale tires. Available in a newly released G compound as well as an updated version of their X compound, they are made from the highest quality foam ensuring high grip in a multitude of different track conditions.
MCD Racing’s popular Astro-Max tyres are soon also available in a 180mm diameter variant. Designed for astroturf tracks, the tyres offer an asymmetrical design with one sidewall featuring added ribs and an increased number of outside row pins while the other side offers a plain sidewall and less pins. This allows to adjust the corner characteristics and side bite to your liking. The tyres are meant to perform especially in wet conditions and they are available in white medium compound as tyres with inserts only or including disc wheels.
JConcepts have added the Swaggers 4WD front tyre to their range of dedicated carpet and astro turf tyres. The tyre has a multitude of heights and angular ribs for corner speed, consistency and straight-line tracking ability. They are designed for the width of a 4WD front wheels but will also fit a standard 2WD front wheel for increased grip when needed. The ultra low-profile carcass keeps a 4WD buggy very predictable and consistent in high-grip conditions while pointing the vehicle in the correct direction. Side-wall ribs in a circular pattern add to the exterior of the tyre to support high-grip racing. The pink compound marked with two pink dots on the tyre represents a new compound for JConcepts, a medium soft material with good wear characteristics.
Japanese company Nuclear, new mother brand of the popular Ulti brand tyres, have announced that updated lightweight rims will be used for all 2017-series 1/8th scale Ulti tyres. The white colour rims are meant to offer improved durability compared to other lightweight wheels, resulting in better crash resistance and also vastly increased performance. The 2017-series tyre will become available by end of November.
Pro-Line have introduced the new ElectroShot 1/8th buggy and Positron 1/10th 2.2″ buggy rear tyres. Starting with the 1/8th scale offering, the ElectroShot made a first public appearance at this year’s IFMAR 1/8th Gas Buggy World Championships in Las Vegas. Coming from the mind of Ty Tessmann and designed to perform just like a HoleShot 2.0 while lasting significantly longer, the ElectroShot is combination of Pro-Line’s Electron and HoleShot tread designs with connected bars in the center where the heaviest tyre wear occurs. Connected bar-type tyres like Pro-Line’s new Positron have become the new standard for 1/10th buggy race tyres but pins are still the king of the 1:8 Off-Road. The ElectroShot begins to bridge that gap and test the waters with a hybrid Bar and Pin tyre. The ElectroShot will become available in a range of compounds including X2, X3, M3 and M4 and it includes blue closed cell inserts.