U-Review: 1.9 Pit Bull Rock Beast Tires

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This longterm U-Review test was conducted using an Axial SCX10 Honcho for a duration of well over a year. I read all the reviews, and heard the complaints. It was not till I read the RC Truck Stop review, that I decided to buy a set for my Honcho. When I got the Pit Bull tires, I was immediately impressed with the scale appearance and the softness of the compound. It was also readily apparent that the aggressive tread pattern would be great for traction. What I didn’t like was the “pooch” of the tire sidewalls, so I trimmed back the firm black foam insert, which gave the tire a scale low air bulge.

I have now made over 175 runs on the tires (my definition of a run is draining a full battery). I can honestly say these are the best tires I have ever bought in my 25 years in the hobby. The only issue was a small slight one. A small tear in the sidewall, and that was due to driver error. I was a little too throttle happy on some jagged rocks. but a quick tear down and gluing of both sides of the sidewall has fixed this issue and held up to many runs.

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I found the Pit Bull tires to perform exceptionally well on beach sand, trails (dirt, leaves, branches), rocks and gravel. I’d give them solid A+ grades on all of those surfaces. If you don’t have a set of Rock Beasts, you’re missing out. If you would like to see more, I have made a photo album and shared it on RC Truck Stop’s Facebook Page.--Chris Marsh, North Carolina

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  1. Chris Marsh says:


  2. Richard Haskill says:

    The set you got may have been before we/ Pit Bull tires remade the mold the thicken the sidewall. The first gen are a little thin and tore in situations like you got in. The new tires about 6 months are thicker. They also side hill a little better. Also if you got a set of Crawler Innovations double duce foams the tire will work even better. Weigh your rig first. Then buy.

    Hope this helps everyone.

    Nice write up by the way.

    • Chris Marsh says:

      Thanks, Richard. the foams that come in the tires are AWESOME! it was a personal thing with the pooch, but with the cut on the black foam, the soft foam mushroomed , and grip like CRAZY!! going to get a set of 2.2s and if the rumor i hear was true a set of SC[2.2/3.0] for my trucks!! WISH that Pit Bull Tires would do a Clod Tire. with the compound that you have it would be an AWESOME Tire!

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