This is a pair of Ellipse aqua (A2) compound tires that fit 2.2 in. buggy front wheels by JConcepts. The Ellipse, named after the center bar built into the tread, is a compliment to successful tires such as the Dirt Webs and Space Bars. The "Web" style tire was built to compete on smooth high-grip indoor and outdoor surfaces which require a finely detailed connected bar pattern. The center section of the tire is a home run utilizing a diamond "home plate" footprint to provide massive surface area for better footprint and increased longevity. The web of extensions are unique and have a directional touch giving the racer the ultimate tune-ability.
The Dirt Web tire was originally released during the 2013 racing season and debuted in spectacular fashion with a win at the CRCRC Midwest Championships. Since that time, the Dirt Webs have been an industry leader for indoor performance and often chosen as a control tire for performance, reliability and consistency. During 2016, the Space Bars were introduced to a victory at the 1/10 Off-Road Nationals in the hands of Ryan Maifield in the 4WD modified class.
Jason Ruona explains, "The Ellipse front tire has a slightly wider carcass, it allows the driver to attack high-speed sections with more comfort and smooths the steering of a 2wd buggy. The "home plate" and connected web of tread has a large footprint and 1000's of edges to produce steering connection. Connected tread wears together which is useful racing indoors where a racer requires surface area to produce steering."
The Ellipse tires are available in a huge selection of compounds such as blue, green, aqua, gold and the ROAR National Champion, silver compound. As a rule of thumb, blue and green are compounds conditioned to perform outdoors while aqua, gold and silver remain the favorites indoors. Included in each package, the Dirt-Tech closed cell inserts known for their durable nature and gray color complete the race tuned package.