After successful class 1 tires such as the Landmines and Bounty Hunters, the JConcepts focused on a tire designed with learned information from driving, crawling, and important input from their team. They retained the 3.93" sizing, making it an approved, scale-based tire, but the tread layout went under the scope for changes.
The Tusk makes its way over terrain with hefty lugs and sidewall support. The center of the tire starts with a V-shaped lug with multiple steps to the sides for additional grip, while the green compound rubber flexes and contours to the landscape. Large, staggered traction bars around the outer edge work in conjunction with the center lugs. Alternating rows provide a staggered height effect. JConcepts has added sidewall lugging for pinch grip and gap crawling, and relieved a small portion of rubber for increased flexibility. All traction bars and lugs have cuts and slots on the top to split up the flat surfaces, creating additional edges for light dirt, dust, and debris. The sidewall lettering is highly detailed on the Tusk, with naming, sizing, and identification.
The flexibility of the green compound combined with the lug arrangement gives the tire a grippy feel, but still maintains the all-important scale and performance look. The overall height provides plenty of ground clearance for class 1 vehicles. The tires include a medium open cell foam insert capable of standing up to the super soft compound, but flexible enough for sharp terrain.
- Robust carcass, mirror V-block design, 1:1 inspired
- 100mm | 3.93" overall size without insert
- Cut and sliced lugs, stepping and recessed lugs for contortion control
- Super Soft, Green compound
- Super V-block, open center design for extra edges
- Sidewall lugs, slots, and alternatingheight tread
- Includes medium, open cell insert