March 27, 2018

JConcepts Stalkers 1/8th buggy tyre

Coming from JConcepts is their new Stalkers 1/8th buggy the for rough and dry surfaces. The tread was developed for surfaces which mature over time, get rough, dry and with extreme scaling to the surface. The Reflex tyre, designed by Jason Ruona in early 2014, has been a success and the Stalker is a chip off the old block. The design team checked over the carcass profile, height and width to assure the best balance of weight and drivability. The Stalkers began with an enlarged square pin which has slight angle on each side. The angle creates some separation at the top which gives some bite in wet conditions providing some versatility to the design. As the pins meet the base of the tyre, the spacing tightens considerably giving a stable footing for the Stalkers. The stacked row configuration and simple connected pins offer massive forward acceleration. The aligned rows allow some surface drift making the tires forgiving in sand and bumpy track sections. The outside pin has been clipped to help drive-ability and ease the initial turn-in drivers often have concern for. Using softer compounds such as blue and green, the tyre has stability and flexibility for fast qualifying. The pin real-estate provides a lot of cushion for extended main events and when paired with long-wear compounds such as R2, O2 and Y2, the race pace can be pushed out to 45 to 60 minutes with ease. The tyres include the Dirt-Tech closed cell inserts and they come in re-sealable, zip-top packaging.

Source: JConcepts []


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