JConcepts ‘Reflex’ 1/5 scale tire

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JConcepts Reflex

Yet another BIG release (literally…BIG) today from JConcepts as they introduce the ‘Reflex’ 1/5 scale tire.The Reflex tire is designed to dominate in the competitive racing ranks of 1/5 scale offroad racing. The Reflex has square angled pins that are stacked vertically to flex and fold evenly across the tire. Typically a stacked tread will wear less and provide more forward bite while the aligned space helps rotation in the turns and gives a snappy release to square up quickly. Easily one of the smaller pin tires available for 1/5 offroad, the Reflex is a beefed up version of its 1/8th scale sibling scaled up in size to withstand heavy abuse but just nimble enough to respond like a champion.

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At the 2015 Dirt Nitro Challenge, the Reflex tire was at full potential when the wet and then dry conditions hit the 1/5 Fear Farm track. Matt Olson bolted on a set of yellow compound Reflex on to his 1/5 buggy and quickly showed the capability of the tread by taking one of the fastest times on the difficult course. During the long A-main event Matt was able to take the victory over tough competition. Back in California at the Winchester Classic, Olson used the Reflex tire to success on a maintained and lightly bumpy surface in the buggy class taking the victory.

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To make them interchangeable, the tire beads and inner carcass have been designed to use the stock Losi 5ive insert and fit directly to the already established bead-lock wheel. The inner tabs built into the carcass interlock with the Losi bead-lock style wheels for security. JConcepts sidewall lettering stands out perfectly indicating the directional nature of the 1/5 tires with styling and name icons embossed.

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Features:

  • JConcepts original tread, grippy yellow compound
  • Beefy, vertically stacked, close arrangement
  • Horizontal reinforcement bars for forward traction
  • Smooth transition outside pin for stability
  • Bead and carcass sized for compatibility
  • Carefully shaped carcass = rolling speed

Source: JConcepts