JConcepts hits the rocks with their all-new 1.9″ Ruptures and Scorpios crawler tires. The Ruptures super soft green compound grips like a monster, while the tall (125mm) profile JConcepts tire for 1.9” wheels tackles even the most treacherous terrain. The Ruptures are that extremely tacky yet versatile tire trailing drivers lust for. The design starts with a layout of individual “large islands” that react to directional and forward loading characteristics like a soft gummy candy. The long horizontal attack bars are connected with solid sidewall detail which braces the sidewall for the high impact situations. The center “mini islands” help maintain spinning speed and at half height provide some space to sling clean during those dirty trail runs.
The entire top level of tread has built-in cuts and recessing which provide a sharp edge. A sidewall radial rib connected with a dual position arrow help maintain stability and help the driver squeak out of a tough situation. The carcass itself is extremely pliable which conforms to the vast majority of obstacles. Inside the carcass, JConcepts features a connected “Y” loop ribbing design which blends carefully into the sidewall. The bracing supports the lower half of the tire while maintaining the upper flex characteristics.
The tires include a soft open cell foam insert capable of standing up the super soft compound but flexible enough for sharp terrain. Scale a path to JConcepts for that all important traction, consistency and all out performance from the company known for World Proven Innovation and Design.
The Scorpios, scale looking tread, extra tall size and profile, jump out as the most obviously features. Starting by analyzing the tread, the design team focused on a closely knit tread arranging them in a pattern closely resembling a 1:1 scale tire. The padded arrangement of tread makes the tire ideal for transitioning from the hard road to dirt and then into rocky and uneven terrain. Once power is applied to the vehicle, the tread spacing opens up which allows for some deep digging making it a great working tire in dirt and muddy conditions.
Each tread block has finely cut edges with a healthy radius where the block meets the tire body. Each block features slight cuts on top to open up and create some sling space while the outer most lug extends down the sidewall to stiffen the upper carcass and increase the pinch grip. The flexibility of the compound combined with the close arrangement gives the tire a grippy feel but still maintains that all important look.
The large overall height provides plenty of ground clearance for an abundance of terrain and internal grid ribbing help maintain its upright structure during hard loads and on power bursts. The tires include a soft open cell foam insert capable of standing up the super soft compound but flexible enough for sharp terrain.