GRP have announced their first 1/10th scale buggy tire, which have been designed in conjunction with UK distributor Mirage Racing called the Conespike. The Conespike has been designed and tested in the UK over the past few months by top GRP drivers and will be available in rears suitable for both 4wd and 2wd, 4wd fronts and 2wd fronts.
We tested various spike designs to maximise forward traction and side bite. We had some very interesting results with length of spikes and shapes of spikes and with GRP’s awesome prototype making facility we were able to quickly change and re mould the tyres to our needs. Months of prototypes and lots of laps later we had decided on the best design of spike and pattern of spikes for grass, loose dirt and Astroturf. We also tested numerous compounds and chose the C compound which has excellent forward traction and very low wear. The surface of the tyre has a textured finish instead of a smooth finish as this improves traction once the spike has folded under acceleration. This made a huge difference in performance of the tyre and was another feature that we are very happy with.