Spike Tyres

Spike Tyres
B8R09447

Product code: B8R09447

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Pneumatic-style rubber tyres of the type used on expensive radio controlled cars. These tyres are the same quality, but a fraction of the cost. The aggressive-looking spikes are popular for their looks but also functional because the turning/rolling resistance is virtually zero. This is especially useful for two-wheeled vehicles when one wheel is held stationary during a turn. At the same time, the spikes enable the tyres to climb over obstacles.

They invite the creation of flanged wheel centres or two–part wheels. Because the tyres have a deep recess on each side, the latter is easily achieved by making a 'wheel' from two separate disks – one for each side. These can be cut out using a lathe, CNC milling machine – or even laser cutter. Alternatively, the inserts can be made manually. One simple method – simulating rapid prototyping – is to cut out a series of disks from thin card and laminate them using the new PVC glue stick. A disk of material such as mirror styrene or the new TEP chameleon card for the outer surface completes a very attractive wheel.

Outer diameter: 80mm

Inner diameter: 42mm

Width: 35mm

NB - It does not come with the red inner.

GBP0.85
GBP1.02 inc VAT
In stock

Pneumatic-style rubber tyres of the type used on expensive radio controlled cars. These tyres are the same quality, but a fraction of the cost. The aggressive-looking spikes are popular for their looks but also functional because the turning/rolling resistance is virtually zero. This is especially useful for two-wheeled vehicles when one wheel is held stationary during a turn. At the same time, the spikes enable the tyres to climb over obstacles.

They invite the creation of flanged wheel centres or two–part wheels. Because the tyres have a deep recess on each side, the latter is easily achieved by making a 'wheel' from two separate disks – one for each side. These can be cut out using a lathe, CNC milling machine – or even laser cutter. Alternatively, the inserts can be made manually. One simple method – simulating rapid prototyping – is to cut out a series of disks from thin card and laminate them using the new PVC glue stick. A disk of material such as mirror styrene or the new TEP chameleon card for the outer surface completes a very attractive wheel.

Outer diameter: 80mm

Inner diameter: 42mm

Width: 35mm

NB - It does not come with the red inner.

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