Tyres News

HB Racing 1/8 buggy closed cell foam inserts

HB Racing have introduced closed cell foam inserts for 1/8 buggy. The black closed cell foam is formulated for durability and consistency. They are medium density, perfect for a wide variety of racing conditions. These inserts make the tire contour slightly more round than HB’s red inserts for improved grip. And, the inner surface is now laterally slit for increased shock absorption on bumpy tracks. Sold in packs of 4, or individually (bulk).

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Pro-Line Fugitive 1/5 Truck tires

Pro-Line have introduced the Fugitive 1/5 Truck tire. Based on the tire that Ty Tessmann used to win the 1/8 Buggy World Championships, the Fugitive tire was developed to be the longest lasting race tire ever produced while still being quick and agile. In the past, the prevailing knowledge for creating a new tire that lasted throughout the long A-Mains in extreme wear conditions was to design a big and tall tire tread that was spaced out. 

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VP-PRO VP-815 1/8 buggy tyre


VP PRO have introduced new VP-815 tyre for nitro buggy and E-buggy. The VP-815 features a high abrasion resistance, which is suitable for outdoor hard packed tracks. The tyre is paked with over 2000 individual pins to excel on tracks with dusty, bumpy and sometimes wet and dry areas and alternating bars support sections of the tyre where more forward grip is desired while the half-height design of the bar still allows flexibility.  Available with orange closed cell inserts or pre-mounted on white or yellow wheels. 

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Schumacher Cactus tyres

Schumacher have introduced their new Cactus 1/10 tyres. Available in 2.2 inch rear and 4WD front, the Cactus has been specially developed for carpet and offers improved driving feel, faster lap times, and longer life. It has been extensively tested on both new and well worn carpets. The long life design with high density pin pattern and famous stagger edge design to minimise grip roll. Available in the popular yellow, blue and silver compounds.

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New Pro-Line 1/10 tyres & wheels

Pro-Line have introduced three new tyres and Velocity wheels for 1/10 buggy. The 2.2″ tyres are named Prism, Pyramid and Inversion. First up are the Prism 4WD front and rear carpet tyres. The Prism features tons of ultra-sharp prism shaped pins in the middle of the tire combined with wedge style pins on the outside for massive forward grip without the edgy feel of pin tyres. The pins on the Prism are slightly smaller than the original pin point tyre but there are many more of them, which results in faster and more consistent lap times. The Prism pins have been positioned with the knife edge pointed front to back and side to side for maximum grip and to stay sharp even as they wear down.

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JConcepts show off new Kosmos tyre

US tyre and accessories brand JConcepts are here in force at the 2017 Euros in Sweden with principal Jason Ruona supporting his drivers, debuting their new Kosmos tyre. Designed with “Euro Style” in mind, the Kosmos sports heavy to medium pins, suited for high speed tracks and dust, something like the MK Eskil track here in Sweden 😉 The Kosmos tyre will be available in long wear compounds soon.

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Duratrax Punch & Six Pack tyres

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Duratrax have added two new 1/8 tyres to his range in the form of the Punch and Six Pack tyres. The Punch tyres are perfect for loose, hard-packed wet and damp clay tracks while the Six Pack tread works great on pavement, grass and hard-packed dry tracks. All are available unmounted or mounted on white dish, black spoke or black chrome spoke wheels. All tyres are molded in soft C2 compound and come with foam inserts in pairs, and packaged in re-sealable plastic bags.

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Sweep Cellblock 1/8 buggy tyre & Indigo inserts

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Sweep Racing have introduced new 1/8 buggy tyre and and Indigo closed cell foams. The Cellblock has been developed for clay or hard-packed track and blocks surface. It is designed on V5 carcase as latest Defender tyres wich provide easy driving on bumpy tracks. Also newly developed INDIGO inserts fit perfectly with V5 carcase as well. They improve life time by new mixture with 24 groove inside. The Cellblock is available in yellow, silver, blue, red and clay compounds made by characteristic rubber material.

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